Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication
I use Veeam to backup our important VM's both on site and off site to VTDs. It gives me that peace of mind knowing that I could spin my environment up on new hardware quickly in the event of a disaster.
- Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
- “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
- Failover or recovery scripts/plans for orchestrated recovery
- Easily backup and restore VM's.
- Schedule recurring backups with retention policies.
- Integration with AWS and VTD support.
- Auto Ejecting VTD's sometimes gets stuck and requires a manual kick.
- Web UI feature on backup & replication.
- Better remote monitoring.
I backup 8 workloads. This is about spot on with what I anticipated when the product was deployed because we knew exactly what we needed to run our environment.
We had no reliable backup policy in place before we acquired Veeam. I needed some kind of backup solution and based on what I was reading, Veeam was the obvious candidate. Before we purchased Veeam, we had a very poor backup policy that was slow and not flexible. It would've taken a long time recover in the event of a failure.
We don't really use much cloud anything as all our servers are on prem or at a colo. The only offsite feature I use is AWS VTD backups which gives me the peace of mind knowing that if our storage array failed, I have VM backups easily accessible up in the cloud.
Veeam is my go to for VM backups. It gives me the peace of mind knowing that my on site and off site backups are completing nightly, along with email notifications. This may be the most rudimentary implementation of Veeam, but it does it well and I will continue using the product.