Veeam Backup & Replication for Small Business
December 04, 2019

Veeam Backup & Replication for Small Business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication is used at our office, as well as many of clients' CO's. We typically implement Veeam to manage server infrastructure backups, as well as replication to disaster recovery sites. A typical use case would be replication between two hosts onsite, and backup to either a NAS or Tape, as well as an offsite backup. These jobs typically run nightly.

Pros

  • Replication between two hosts is perfect.
  • Backups to offsite locations on an automatic schedule with email alerts work very well.
  • Ease of use.

Cons

  • Backup to tape doesn't always work intuitively.
  • Adding the same resource to the inventory when it is already considered an active piece when managed by vSphere would be nice to have.
  • Veeam saves time with automation, and generally works well. It has been valuable restoring from backups but it has not been needed in terms of disaster.
We have multiple clients where Veeam has been implemented. An estimate of 20-30 hosts with approximately 200-300 VM's are being protected. It is neither more or less than anticipated because workloads at each client differ.
Veeam Backup & Replication is well suited for multiple host redundancy and system wide backups. It is not well suited for single host deployments for replication, but backing up single hosts is still a good idea.

Veeam Data Platform Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Instant recovery
8
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
8
Incremental backup identification
8
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
6
Snapshots
4
Flexible deployment
9
Platform support
8
Retention options
10
Encryption
Not Rated

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