Very good software for SMBs or greater companies
March 12, 2021

Very good software for SMBs or greater companies

Richard Michel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

As some of my customers use Veeam Backup & Replication, I wanted to test myself. So I decided to give the community edition a try to backup both of my clients (notebook and PC). As I am the only staff, this is all that has to be done. I like the fact that it is a "set it and forget it" software and does not need any attention.
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Virtualized workloads
  • None of the above
  • None of the above
  • Automatic backup for clients.
  • Set it and forget it, no attention needed.
  • Free consumer edition to give the whole thing a try without remorse.
  • Not easy to find on the homepage.
  • It's very hard to find prices, which is a big deterrent to me as a buyer.
  • High barrier to entry for prices for very small companies. I'd rather pay than use the free option, but it's prohibitively expensive for me as a 1-person company.
There are 2 clients: one notebook and one PC. I do not back up my servers with Veeam Backup & Replication as there are only 2 of them (one hardware server and 1 virtualized Windows machine in Hyper-V) and there is no possibility to buy only 2 licenses, so I use another free tool for them.
  • Not much so far as there are only 2 PCs.
  • At this time I can say I have a better feeling because my clients are backed up. I can probably say more in the future.
We experienced a major data loss due to an encryption Trojan at a customer's site and wanted to make sure that something like that didn't happen to me one day. So I decided to use backup software although my PCs are not critical and I could get over the loss of a PC without any problems. Bit it's better to be safe and have a good feeling when storing data.
I do not use cloud workloads so there is no need to try these features. As soon as I encounter the need to use e.g. Azure or AWS resources, they will be secured with a Veeam backup.
The Veeam Backup & Replication software works extremely well, fast and secure. Many options are available also for cloud backup (very important nowadays, even here in Germany). It's easy to set up and easy to use. There is a free 30-day-test-edition to give it a try without buying. And best of all: there is also a community edition for backing up hardware clients and PCs without costs.