Veeam Community Edition - small business use.
March 05, 2020

Veeam Community Edition - small business use.

Paul Troyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use the Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition to manage backups for our small group of physical servers. It is very easy to set up and manage. I have peace of mind knowing I can bare-metal restore or restore individual files. The community edition is free, so the price is right! Eventually, we will outgrow the free edition but it will be a simple manner to upgrade, and won't require users to completely rebuild a backup solution.
  • Ease of installation
  • Ease of use
  • Great reporting
  • The free version doesn't include automatic updates.
  • It's not immediately obvious where the location tag settings are.
  • Since the community edition is free, I was able to quickly implement a backup solution without going through budgeting processes.
We have a small server footprint, 2 domain controllers, and an application server. We also separately backup some critical accounting files.
We don't currently use this but are exploring cloud options and expect to implement this quarter.
We don't currently use these features.
Installation and configuration were simpler and more straight forward with Veeam than either of these other products I've used.
It works very well with both physical and virtual servers and will work with both Hyper-V and VMware if you're in a mixed environment.

Veeam Data Platform Feature Ratings

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