Veeam for the Win!
February 11, 2022

Veeam for the Win!

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

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

I honestly love Veeam. They provide enough options of configuration for specific job functions, along with the ease of use you'd expect from an enterprise solution in today's day and age. The ability to install the console software anywhere you like is quite handy, and the new features getting added all the time prove to be consistently helpful. If you have VMs or Physical Hosts to back up there is really not a better product out there. I check my backups once a week, and they are always successful. What more could you ask for?
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Enterprise UNIX servers running Solaris & IBM AIX
  • Cloud-hosted VMs within AWS or Azure
  • NAS filers
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Capacity Tier to store data within object storage for longer term retention
  • License portability as your environment needs change
  • Utilizing backup copies for secondary purposes via DataLabs
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Excellent, easy-to-use console.
  • Application-aware processing of workloads.
  • Granular file restoration & instant restores.
  • Ability to segment jobs for specific goals & timeframes.
  • One-Time Full Backup to selected storage - provide an option on a normal job to allow a single Full backup that would let you choose removable storage such as a portable hard drive. This would be great for cold storage retention.
  • Make a wizard that would allow you to relocate a backup chain if your destination storage is getting full. This is currently only done manually.
  • Create job templates, so if you need to create another similar job you can save that config as a template rather than "cloning" a different job.

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We are currently protecting 10 workloads. We are utilizing the Community Edition of Veeam because management here is not ready to pay for the full product until we have the need to. The goal for next year is to get fully licensed so we are able to back up more than 10 workloads.
  • Instant / granular file restores saves time & money.
  • Peace of mind company assets are protected.
  • Confidence that your proposed disaster recovery plan is functional.
Backups were completely non-functional when I began here. Veeam has allowed me to fix that.
We are not currently leveraging cloud resources outside of Microsoft 365. In the future, I would like to host some resources in Azure or AWS and this would be a good chance for these features of Veeam to shine.
We have not benefitted from this yet, but in the future, we would like to purchase a Synology. We will need to back this up with Veeam.
Veeam is incredibly well suited for backing up Virtual and Physical hosts. I have had to back up many different types of workload with Veeam and it has always done a great job of handling servers & virtual machines of any OS type. Veeam is less appropriate for backing up NAS devices. Many companies are utilizing devices such as a Synology for bulk file/project storage, and it is very costly to get the licensing required to be able to protect these devices. The workaround implemented at most places is to create an iSCSI connection to these storage devices so they are seen as a Windows volume rather than directly backing up a NAS.