Best in class software for physical and virtual infrastructure backup.
March 31, 2022

Best in class software for physical and virtual infrastructure backup.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We originally used backup exec. It was painful to use and didn't support the modern technologies we needed. We looked into backup solutions and found Veeam a good candidate. We use Veeam for backup of physical and virtual infrastructure (VMWare), We are a company spanning multiple sites, have a disaster recovery site managed via Veeam, and utilize cloud storage for off-site backups.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • 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)
  • License portability as your environment needs change
  • Immutable storage to protect against ransomware
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • Veeam has built some very useful application-specific tools for recovering exchange server items, emails, etc.
  • Veeam is relatively simple to set up, but provides a lot of extended features should the need come one day. Features like replication and backup copy were not originally implemented in our project goals.
  • Support is outstanding, their SLAs are clearly outlined, and their engineers are easy to understand and their ticket opening flow is simple enough.
  • Veeam keeps us from updating our infrastructure as soon as an upgrade comes out. We usually have to wait for Veeam support. At one point that took several months for Veeam to support our version of ESXi.
  • The interface easily gets complicated, a lot of attention needs to be taken to schedule, and conflicts with other jobs.
  • Tape library support isn't well documented I feel. It's hard to find example configurations or best practices for my environment.

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We have 4 virtual, at least 12 endpoints, and at least 10 servers protected by Veeam I really like the central management capability I get with Veeam Backup and Replication. I do not need to remote into each server to configure the backup client. All of it can be done within the Veeam console.
  • Significant reduction in time required to manage backups.
  • Significant reduction in time required to restore items from Exchange Server and Active Directory.
  • Savings on cost over Backup Exec.
We needed cloud support for Backup Exec, most of the solutions were third-party, or hacks. We needed tighter integration, and Veeam offers its own Cloud Connect solution where storage vendors will provide a very easy-to-use repository for backups. No more needing to configure storage spaces, volumes, or partitions. It's all handled by Veeam.
We previously took tapes home as an off-site backup. We can rely on our encrypted backups being stored in the cloud. We don't have to rely on tape server maintenance fees, the cost of tapes, and the cloud allows our backup environment to be highly scalable, especially not needed to upgrade tape servers, drives, and tape media types.
We have always stored our backups on a NAS as the first line of defense from "lost files" and corruption. We use Synology brand NASs on a CIFS repository, no different than a windows server hosting a file share. The benefit with Veeam is we can easily browse file systems and one-click overwrite files back to the affected system.
Mainly Veeam is suited for the Backup of Physical and Virtual servers, whether that be ESXi/vSphere or Hyper-V. It supports multiple different types of storage like NAS/SMB/CIFS or NFS and direct storage. I feel tape library support was tacked on at the end and is somewhat lacking in terms of "ease of use". This is the only place Backup Exec had an edge.