Veeam is the product to keep your VMs running
December 23, 2021

Veeam is the product to keep your VMs running

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

Software Version

Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam to back up all of our VMs for archiving and for disaster recovery. We can also use it at a more granular level and restore even singular files on a machine, or create a second copy of a machine to do a test with instead of trying it on the production server.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also snapshot some of these workloads
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Failover or recovery scripts/plans for orchestrated recovery
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Ease of use when backing up
  • Ease of use when restoring
  • Integrating with VM Clusters
  • Integration with Windows or NetApp can sometimes be problematic
  • Complicated to set up some backup scenarios

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We are backing up about 50 virtual machines both on-premise and then moving these to the cloud. This is more than twice what we backed up when we first implemented the product, as we have gradually moved our physical servers all to virtual servers. We have all virtual servers being backed up by Veeam.
  • Less downtime in being able to restore VMs to before a problem occurred
  • More security knowing that servers can be maintained and kept up and running
When we started using VMs we initially would just snapshot databases on an irregular basis. As our use increased and production servers started to be virtualized, we knew that we needed a platform that would streamline and ensure that our VM backups could be both stored and used at a moment's notice. Veeam was the strongest candidate.
We have been able to enhance our backup capabilities, going beyond mere VM backups to onsite storage, but to have the ability to take our backups to the cloud. Now we know that if there is an issue with our physical building, our VM is stored properly in the cloud to be restored to a new location.
We have not utilized this capability as of yet. It is something that we will probably utilize in the future, but not yet
This software is strongest when used for backing up VMs, though it also works well enough on storage. It also has some great partners for taking those backups and copying them to the cloud for increased DR capabilities. Tech support is responsive and thorough when helping to resolve issues with the software or the processes.