Veeam Community Edition Review - Non-profit
December 19, 2020

Veeam Community Edition Review - Non-profit

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Score 10 out of 10
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Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

It is being used to back up our VMware guest servers by utilizing VeeamZIP Powershell/CLI commands. I have several scripts that I use to run at certain times to backup our VMware guest servers.

I have two backup jobs setup for our larger servers (file server and an app server), one of which is backed up to a separate NAS device than on the SAN where all the other servers backup to.

I have to say it's either our environment or the product that sometimes seems to be slow when it comes to initial/first full backup, especially when dealing with 1TB or more of data.

The online documentation and resources are very well put together, but perhaps more documentation specifically for the Community Edition would be appreciated.

The business problem it solves is just my own time dealing with the system and any possible issues of restoring user's data or server restore. I entered the role and they were using Dell Appassure and it was an old system and not very good. It was slow, confusing, and outdated. I decided to switch over to Veeam and it is so much easier to use and straight forward, at least for our environment. I have not had to spend a lot of time figuring out how to restore files or servers, just straight forward.
  • 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
  • I don’t know
  • None of the above
  • Intuitive
  • Once set up it just works
  • Easy use when needing to restore servers/files
  • Better interface
  • I have some confusion when running updates/upgrades on the Veeam software as the wording is ambiguous
  • It may be slow, or it may be our network that is slow, unsure
I think there are around 30-40 Vmware guest servers being backed up, but we're consolidating and replacing older servers, so that number may go down. We're limited by funds and the arena in which I work doesn't necessarily require constant additions of servers. As long as the servers the users need are working, there's not a need to expand.
  • Veeam offer a free version which is the real reason why I chose it.
The previous IT people had a Dell Appassure server backup to a Drobo and it wasn't an Enterprise type of setup. The software (Dell Appassure) was also not very user friendly on either backing up or restoring.

I knew Veeam as one of, if not the leader in backup and DR and was happy that there was a free version that met our needs.
We don't have anything in the cloud that would tie in or require being backed up
We don't have unstructured data as far as I am area so we don't use that functionality
It is easy to use and easy to restore files/server. In our environment we really don't use it to it's full potential so there are a lot of features I can't speak to. I have created powershell scripts to run VeeamZip because we're using the free version, so that portion is convenient. But also not convenient because you don't get a single pane of glass to look at all your backup jobs. But that's because it's the free version.