Veeam: a great software solution backup to ease monitoring and labor
July 29, 2019

Veeam: a great software solution backup to ease monitoring and labor

Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam is utilized as one of the backup options for my clients. It is software-based (versus a BDR appliance) and is very efficient for backing up servers internally or offsite. The software is used for the entire organization's systems and data and solves the problem of backing up data and infrastructure.
  • Create initial image level and agent based backups of servers.
  • Efficiently and reliably manage backup jobs.
  • Effortlessly synchronize data offsite with minimal labor and monitoring.
  • It is only software based, one must supply their own BDR and/or storage location.
  • While flexible, the software needs to run on a Windows-based appliance, bring your own appliance/OS license.
  • Superb backup system and very reliable
  • Minimal effort to setup and monitor.
  • Easy to spec out licensing and purchase.
Veeam is the best of software-only solutions. Carbonite and Mozy may have more economical pricing but require constant monitoring and maintenance to work well. Veeam is extremely reliable and easy to use. Barracuda Backup and Unitrends are primarily BDR appliances, while Unitrends is not great at image backups, both solutions are an all-in-one solution whereas Veeam requires you bring your own host.
For a software-based backup solution, Veeam is the best option. I have worked with many of them including Acronis, Carbonite, MozyPro, but Veeam is the most reliable and easiest to setup and use. Would highly recommend, but it comes with a price per agent that may dissuade some from utilizing it.

Veeam Data Platform Foundation Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Not Rated
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression
Not Rated
Flexible deployment
Not Rated
Platform support
Retention options