The magic of Veeam
October 06, 2020

The magic of Veeam

Lance Soller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Software Version

Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use it primarily as a backup system for all our virtual environments. We use it to cross-replicate servers to DR sites. It covers all servers for all departments. The biggest factor in choosing Veeam was the extremely fast ability to recover lost data. The reporting on each backup/replication job allows you to monitor the status of each job. The surebackup and restore feature allows you to test the backups as often as you would like by starting them in a sandbox environment. In addition, this feature allows you to test system updates in a sandbox environment without affecting the live servers.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Failover or recovery scripts/plans for orchestrated recovery
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • Backups up VMWare better than any other product.
  • Allows a safe environment to test your backups.
  • Allows instant recovery in an extremely fast manner.
  • Allows archiving of backups.
  • Less generic errors would be great.
  • Better management of data retention policies.
  • Better management of backups in terms of how much space they use and when they overwrite.
We are running this at all our sites. As soon as I proved the solution to the management with a server failure they where quick to agree and roll it out to all sites, both internally and to our external customers. I succeeded in switching them from Appassure to Veeam with ease.
  • Less time spent on staff manually testing backups.
  • Less staff to manage the backups process.
  • Less stress that the backups actually would restore.
I have been working with the product for a number of years. The issue was convincing business that this backup product designed for the virtual would would allow them to sleep better. As soon as we have the first server failure and they where shown how quickly we could recover from Veeam as opposed to the older backup software they were happy to proceed with it.
We utilize this at sites where we are running Office 365 primarily. The ease of setup and management of the Microsoft cloud was done very quickly. There has been more than 1 occasion where a user has accidentally deleted a SharePoint document or subsite and we have used this to recover.
We are able to backup all data that sites on simple file-sharing and NAS devices on the network with ease. Veeam connects to these and then optimizes the connectivity based on what the NAS device is. The recovery again is extremely simple and straightforward. It also makes it possible to search for and recover single files as opposed to an entire recovery.
Any scenario where you are running a virtual environment you should be using Veeam. I use it in both VMWare and HyperV and find it to be excellent in both. The physical server backup option, while it works and is great, does not seem as polished as the virtual environment. I do not believe there should be a separate charge for physical agents.