Easy to use and future proof!
July 15, 2021

Easy to use and future proof!

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

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Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam to backup our physical storage/website servers and planning to expand it also to VMs. Being able to create bootable media for the restore process is a big plus in case of hardware failure and using Veeam Backup & Replication will help also to restore physical servers into VMs. The Managementment application allows it with a very easy-to-use interface to manage backup jobs and monitor their progress and failures. In addition to the "on-demand" monitoring, we also integrated the Veeam job results into our check_mk based monitoring to have instant notifications in case a backup job didn't complete successfully. With the ongoing development of Veeam, they also rolled out a lot of interesting features with the latest V11 to backup databases (Oracle / MS SQL).
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • NAS filers
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Enterprise UNIX servers running Solaris & IBM AIX
  • Enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP HANA
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Easy to use front end to manage Backup jobs efficiently and review problems during job execution
  • Restore capabilities of physical servers to VMs or other physical machines with ease (including bootable media)
  • Snapshot support and restoring them with just a couple of mouse clicks
  • More API support to connect directly to external monitoring services/applications
  • Support more DBMS natively
  • More Deployment options of the server software to prepare setups that are brought to the customer

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Have 3 physical servers in our main office and are planning to replace them with VMs. It will remove the need of supporting and maintaining multiple physical servers in favor of a clustered VM host. This will reduce also the number of care packs and space required to place the server in the rack and air condition to cool the servers.
  • nothing as the CE is free
The IT department saw a couple of YouTube guides that explained the ease of all workloads we are using within the company. To test the application we set up a server and some clients and simulated disaster scenarios as HDD failure and swapping from different hardware configurations. Restoring the backups to a VM was a very easy process and that certainly impacted the move towards the product.
During our tests when we decided if we use the product we restored to AWS and Azure and it was really easy to achieve. In the future, we plan to use it in our main workflow and move away from physical servers in favor of VMs in the cloud. In addition to the tests, we are taking the next steps to set up our workflows for cloud use.
We have tried it with a QNAP NAS device and it was very easy to set up with the guides provided (very good documentation on the web and also YouTube guides are available). It is not our main use case and we plan to move away from physical devices to reduce the number of servers in general.
We like the restore options from physical servers to VM's which saves a lot of time to replace legacy hardware with future-proof VMs. Driver and legacy boot issues are easily resolved with the tools Veeam provides.

Not so good is the support of non-natively supported DBMS like MariaDB (MySQL natively supported). If more DBMS would be supported it would make it easier for customers with not so mainstream databases.