Veeam - the swiss army knife for administrators
January 28, 2021

Veeam - the swiss army knife for administrators

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam [Backup & Replication] is the company-wide solution for Data-Backup to ensure creating primary-backups, copy-backup in second hosting area and offsite-backups on tape.
It is mainly used by the it-administration-team and the hotline/service-desk.
We use it for every possible use case like backup entire vms, special datastores, databases, physical servers and special workstations.
  • 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
  • Enterprise UNIX servers running Solaris & IBM AIX
  • Enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP HANA
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • NAS filers
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Immutable storage to protect against ransomware
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to configure while having lots of options to modify
  • Good integration in different storage-provider
  • Good performance
  • Good reporting/feedback
  • Veeam could review the user-management to give better opportunity's to give access for company-members for only some workloads
  • For restore of sharepoint-data you need a specific staging-databasehost. We faced the fact, that we wanted to restore and couldn't, cause we hadn't such a system. Maybe its possible to integrate some function to Veeam to do it without another system.
  • Integrated Newsfeed for Update-Msg
We are backing up ~450 virtual systems (linux/unix & windows) and about 30 workstations.
This includes active directory, microsoft sql, microsoft exchange, microsoft sharepoint, OracleDB, Filesystems and random servers.
We are a growing company and we use Veeam for every new relevant system.

One of our next steps might be the integration of ms azure to our infrastructure,
where we also want to use Veeam as backup-tool.
  • We are an public provider. in this position we don't aim for ROI. But we aim for customer satisfaction which is raised extremely. This is caused by much shorter restore-times.
The discussion was made before i started my job in this company.
But I experienced the last days of our old tool data-protector, which was a mess.
It had no expanded logical features to interact with specific workloads like sql, sharepoint, and such stuff.
As far as I noticed to restore a sql-db we had do restore the files and moving/integrating them to sql-server by hand.
Veeam is taking care of this steps, making it much more easy to use while providing the safety of doing less mistakes.
We arent using any cloud-provider yet,
but we are aiming for it in the future.
We have lots of unstructured data from our customers.
Veeam offers the function to index all this data on specific systems.
This makes restores much more easier, cause the customer sometimes misses data, but has no clue where they were stored.
Veeam searches over all indexed data. That helps the hotline-team a lot.
Veeam [Backup & Replication] scales perfectly, so that is can be used from small to large it-infrastructures.
It has many integration-features for the daily workloads.

Their might be special scenarios with special use-cases, where other solutions might have a better way to handle,
but all in all Veeam is a match for every administrator. At least to all i talked to, whom are using Veeam.