Veeam Power for a Basic Company
March 11, 2021
Veeam Power for a Basic Company
Score 7 out of 10
Veeam Backup & Replication
Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication
We are using Veeam Backup & Replication to back up our Server Environment across the entire company. This allows us to have a copy of our environment in case of any major failures, we also are able to process file-level restores for users who delete or otherwise need a file from a previous point in time. Day to day, file-level restores are how we are utilizing the software the most and hope to not need to process a larger failback.
- Virtualized workloads
- Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
- In addition to back up, we also replicate 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
- In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
- Browser Based Dashboard.
- Storage Agnostic.
- Multi-Site Replication.
- Limited setup assistance if you did not purchase it.
- Retention Policies are Confusing.
We are protecting all of our servers with Veeam Backup & Replication, it is about 5 physical servers across four offices in two states. On these physical servers, we host about 20 total virtual machines of which are all backed up using Veeam Backup & Replication. We replicate this to our other sites for redundancy. We do not backup anything else currently but may leverage the Microsoft Sharepoint backups in the future.
- Replaced another software which was failing to perform.
- Saves time and there for money when people lose a file.
- Have not used in a disaster recovery scenario yet.
We replaced another Vendors backup software with Veeam Backup & Replication. The previous software was using far [too] much storage due to what we consider a flaw in the programming. In the end, we were running 3 servers that were full of storage in order to backup just one year of data. Veeam is around the same cost [as] that other service and does not have the issue with using [too] much storage (although it did take quite some time to perfect the retention policies to meet our requirements).
We are not currently using cloud storage, nor do we host any workloads in the cloud currently. If we do I am sure we will leverage Veeam to back these up. One thing we do have is Microsoft in the cloud and are considering using Veeam to backup Sharepoint and Outlook data.
We do not use the File-Share backup portion as we find it would be [too] expensive. Instead, we back up the entire File Server and initiate file-level restores from that. This only takes one license to do and works well (although mounting 14 TB of data can take some time).
We are using Veeam Backup & Replication to backup local servers to local storage. I think it does a great job at this and has a ton of flexibility on where you are [storing] your data as well. The ability to connect to any storage container (even USB thumb drives) is huge and I imagine we will take advantage of the multitude of cloud options someday as well. Configuration does take time to perfect but is not [too mind-numbing].