Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition Can Be Part of a Professional DR Plan
April 07, 2022

Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition Can Be Part of a Professional DR Plan

Joshua Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

I use Veeam Backup and Replication Community Edition to backup servers. This includes Windows, CentOS, and a file share. There are 9 jobs. I am impressed with the features, reporting, notifications, and ease of use. I could easily manage many more backup jobs. I have practiced single file restores and an entire machine restores to Hyper-V. Both work fine. I have no doubt a bare-metal restore will work as well. Do not hesitate to try out Community Edition.
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • None of the above
  • None of the above
  • Database-aware backups
  • CentOS folder level backups
  • Install and configuration
  • Full-system backups
  • There are too many email notification settings for my liking. There is a universal setting and then a per-job setting. In a robust IT department, this may be useful if specific employees or teams are assigned to specific servers, yet I think even then I would want them all falling into a shared mailbox. One address is enough.
  • I would like a graphical display of backup start times and their usual or estimated lengths.
  • I would like a graphical display of peak usage times to identify when many backup jobs overlap.

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I am limited by the Community Edition license. I use it for 8-10 backup jobs. Most are full system backups. Some are database and file share backups.
  • I have less to worry about because Veeam is so good after initial configuration.
  • I sleep better knowing the data is safe.
There was no solution when I arrived on this job, save a few Windows-based full system backups.
I have not used it yet. We have four NAS devices and I wouldn't hesitate to use them if/when we want a backup of that data.
It is very well suited for file share backups. It is easy to find and restore versions and it is easy to have high-frequency backups of file shares. It has come a long way with Linux-based backups. I think in older versions the Linux agent did not interact with the console as much as Windows-based agents. If I recall correctly, I would have to visit the Linux box to read backup logs or kick off a manual backup or make changes to backup settings. That's all much more integrated now.