Simple to use, powerful enterprise backup solution
March 19, 2021

Simple to use, powerful enterprise backup solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup and Replication is being used to allow for nightly backups of all workstations to be performed to our central server. Veeam is also allowing for nightly virtual machine and network drive backups. Before switching to Veeam, we had no central backup solution and no regular backup schedule.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • NAS filers
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • The user interface is extremely easy to use. Both the full B&R server suite and the stand alone Agent feel very familiar to Windows users, are feel similar to Windows Server Backup, and have tons of options.
  • Lots of configuration options for storage.
  • Recovering individual files from a backup is easy for end users with the Veeam Agent
  • The installation package is very bulky
  • Backup on non-domain joined workstations is difficult to configure due to Veeam's use of Windows authentication.
Currently only 6 physical workloads and 1 virtual workload are protected. This is on-par with my expectations for the initial deployment of Veeam for physical backups, and actually above expectations for the virtualized workloads. Historically, other solutions for backing up virtualized workloads worked very poorly, and I did not intend to use that capability in Veeam. However, I was pleasantly impressed with Veeam's support for Hyper-V, and may expand it beyond the single VM in the future.
  • N/A. We are currently using the community tier, so any success is really a positive ROI.
Hard drive failures on client workstations, and not having any backups that were really up-to-date, making recovery excessively difficult and time consuming. Using Veeam to centralize backups is a substantial improvement from our previous system of localized backups on each individual workstation manually (or on semi-regular schedules that often broke) to local disks and external hard drives. Being able to centrally monitor the backup status of each workstation, and to be able to ensure that scheduled backups are being made on time greatly increases my confidence in being able to recover from future hardware failures.
I have not, I currently do not manage any infrastructure that is hosted in the cloud, or with any cloud services that can be used for remote backups. Keeping all services small and on-site is currently more cost effective. In the future, being able to utilize off-site and cloud backup capabilities would be an interesting consideration.
Not directly. Most of our file shares are all hosted directly on one or two servers, so we just use Veeam to provide volume-level backup for all the drives in those servers.
I am very satisfied with Veeam for my backup needs. It does a great job at handling backups from workstations to a central backup server, and has good flexibility for virtual machine and network folder backups. Once set up, it has been very maintenance-free and has caused no problems so far. All of the data recoveries I have attempted have been successful so far as well. Overall, it just works as described and is a great enterprise-level backup solution for Windows workstations and servers.