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November 30, 2021

virtually get more than you pay for

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We had moved most of our server infrastructure to VMware and switched to Veeam to take advantage of their integrations. We had previously used larger, more expensive integrated storage backup solutions. Veeam lets us efficiently backup and restore our VM's and store the backups on cheaper disks. The reduced cost and flexibility let us also start creating archive backups of specific systems without any additional licensing or costs.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Enterprise applications such as Oracle or SAP HANA
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Capacity Tier to store data within object storage for longer term retention
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)
  • Failover or recovery scripts/plans for orchestrated recovery
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • the feature to take quicker incremental backups and create synthetic full backups weekly allows us to much more quickly backup our larger servers and not impact the workday
  • replication of backups from our main datacenter to our secondary works very well and has allowed us to smoothly migrate servers by restoring them to the secondary site
  • we're able to efficiently restore files from different points in time
  • adding more storage for additional retention or new services is quick and easy without the need for vendor interaction or additional contracts
  • if you aren't sure when a file needs to be restored from, it can be a little hunt and peck to find the backup file that has the file or version you want
  • restore processes do take you through a few different wizards that can make you feel like you are going to restore a whole backup when you are just prepping to get into the specific restore process, specifically the first time
  • if you have an app-specific restore, you can't directly go to the tool to restore for your app, you have to start at the main console to start the process first. Once you know or remember, it isn't a problem, but it is a few extra steps.

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We are currently backing up around 250 virtual servers and a few physical machines. This is about what we envisioned when we first started using Veeam. We came from an older system that was tied to limited backup storage resources, so Veeam let us customize our backups and provide cross-site replication without the large expense that the older system did. There was some concern that the optimization wasn't going to be as efficient, but Veeam has been able to maintain compression levels on our backups.
  • Veeam has allowed us to save a lot of money on dedicated backup disks. We've [transitioned] too much cheaper storage without issues
  • By not requiring a full backup running every week, using synthetic fulls, we've greatly reduced the workload on the endpoints and also reduced the work staggering those fulls to minimize the impact
  • We've been able to maintain and increase the speed with which we can restore files and VM's when we do have issues that require a restore compared to our old systems
We were pushing the limits of the space available on our old backup system and the prices kept going up. We either needed to buy more, very expensive self-replicating disks and expand our licensing or reduce the frequency of our backups with the old solution. Once we looked at alternatives and got quotes, Veeam came in at a price point that not only saved money upfront but also allowed us to improve the quantity and quality of our backups
We have not yet expanded out to the cloud for our data center operations. We do use their product for Office 365 backup, but that is technically a different product.
We have largely discontinued using NAS, but our file shares are backed up by Veeam. It has allowed us to perform efficient backups and also allowed us to create archival backups without additional expenses or solutions.
Veeam is a great solution for backing up and restoring virtual environments. Their local client is getting better, but it isn't a strong suit yet. You can index and optimize your backups and store them on whatever inexpensive disk you can find. It can also pretty easily replicate backups to different locations, providing the tools you need for DR without needing a separate solution. If you are mostly a physical server environment, I don't know that you'll be able to take advantage of what Veeam offers.