Simple to use, simple to migrate too, Life saving recovery with Veeam!
January 25, 2022

Simple to use, simple to migrate too, Life saving recovery with Veeam!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We currently use two versions of Veeam in our organization. The first is through our MSP which backups more than a dozen virtual servers and several physical servers. The second instance of Veeam is the Community Edition in the IT sandbox development area backing up test systems and sandbox virtual setups that we keep out of the production network. Prior to Veeam, we had no constantly monitored backup system that had an ease of use for restoring files or virtual servers. The biggest problem Veeam solves is giving us backup and restoration of our Exchange mailboxes with extreme ease.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • “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 simplicity of backups and restorations of files, servers, or virtual endpoints.
  • Backup of individual mailboxes in Exchange and the data within allowing ease of restoration.
  • Backup of Active Directory components such as computers, users, etc.
  • The restoration process is not easy to understand at first by opening the file explore wizard. The general wording is a bit confusing here.

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We currently are backing up 6 physical servers hosting approximately 17 virtual servers on them. This is what we expected at first also taking into our anticipated growth over the past two years.
  • I can't give full hard numbers as another dept takes care of that, but we have seen a definite increase in time saved in both recovering data quickly, and staff not having to spend more time to recreate data they thought they lost.
We installed clustered Windows Servers as part of a 5-year upgrade cycle. During that time it was discovered that the backup systems that were previously put in place were not operating at full functionality and it was poorly keeping data when it was functional. We immediately decided to not only change our backup plan on the software side but implemented new NAS units to replace an aging backup infrastructure including new off-site backups.
We have not utilized any cloud backup entities at this time.
We certainly have benefitted from the NAS/File-Share backup solution. Our entire infrastructure is NAS-based with on-prem and offsite NAS solutions. Veeam has made this extra easy to implement our solutions without increasing IT overhead time.
Microsoft Office 2016 (discontinued), dotConnect for QuickBooks, Dentrix
Veeam is perfectly suited for our needs of backing up large quantities of virtual servers, bare metal servers, and LOTS of user data that exists on all of our medical systems and file systems. Veeam makes this transparent and simple to backup large amounts of data that I can recover information from seamlessly. At this time I haven't found a situation in our enterprise where Veeam isn't well suited!

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