Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication
Our company hosts a few online services for our customers using our hardware and software resources. We were looking for a backup solution that can process a few terabytes of data every night in a small amount of time. Veeam was great for this task. We use it for backup of all our virtual machines.
- Fast backup process with excellent compression level.
- Distributed backup process between a few servers.
- Instant recovery.
- Incremental backups.
Now we protect 8 VMs and 1 physical server. It matches as we expected. Because of that, we have chosen the Community Edition with 10 free licenses. We thought that we would install the solution in production, then understand all the positives and negatives. When we reach the limit, we'll know if this solution really works in our environment and can help us save our time and money, which is the same.
Previously we only used the standard built-in backup features of Microsoft Windows Server. It was ugly. So we started researching for a solution that met our requirements. Of course, we started with the famous names. The first of them was Veeam Backup & Replication. It's fully met our expectations and we have stopped researching. We believe in love at first sight. If the product or solution is doing all that you need it to that means that it's not necessary to spend your time with further searches.
Veeam Backup & Replication is a good solution for fast distributed backups. From its name you can understand that it has 2 main features: backup and replication. I haven't use the second one because I'm sure that native built-in Hypervisor replication features are no worse than Veeam but it's free because they are part of Hypervisor. May be somebody can find something interesting in Veem's replication future but I have plans to use it only for backups.