Veeam, Our Current Backup Solution
March 09, 2020

Veeam, Our Current Backup Solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Currently using Veeam Backup & Replication to back up on premise Hyper-V Cluster and standalone Hyper-V Servers (Active Directory, SQL Servers, Video Infrastructure) and Hardware Servers running File Shares, Active Directory, and SQL Servers.
We also use Veeam Backup & Replication to back up laptops and desktops for high-value users.
Veeam Backup & Replication provides a solid backup for our on-premise needs organization-wide.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication generally backs up Hyper-V and hardware with few errors.
  • Easily allows us to restore to the original location, or to restore to alternate location.
  • Updates have generally been very straightforward, causing very little downtime.
  • The change from free agent client for hardware backup to paid agent client has been convoluted, difficult to understand, and the paid version does not work as well as the free version did.
  • A recent change in licensing model has been very confusing for us.
  • Management of hardware backups is confusing.
  • An overall cost-effective software solution.
  • It does require hardware that will have to be replaced occasionally.
  • Recent changes to licensing did cost us during the changeover. This was unexpected.
Veeam Backup and Replication protects a Hyper-V Cluster and 2 standalone Hyper-V Servers, along with 5 hardware Domain Controllers and hardware SQL Servers. We also use Veeam Backup and Replication to protect about 20 Desktops and laptops for high-value users.
This is more than we originally started with, but not an unexpected figure.
We do not currently use Veeam Backup and Replication for any cloud backup or target. It is not a good fit for us.
We do not use the verification or copy management tool suite at this time.
Veeam Backup and Replication was the direct replacement in our organization for Symantec Backup Exec. Veeam has performed better for us, throwing much less in the way of errors.
Although not a perfect product/solution, Veeam Backup and Replication provides quality on-premise backup at a good value. If you still have on-premise Exchange, SQL, Domain Controllers, etc., Veeam Backup and Replication does a particularly exceptional backup of these application items.

Veeam is not quite as exceptional if attempting to back up on-premise SharePoint sites.

Veeam Data Platform Foundation Feature Ratings

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