June 14, 2022


Pawel Sokol | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam Backup & Replication as our main backup solution for the virtualization environment. Even though the community edition comes with only 10 free licenses, we "extend" it using the VeemZip technology combined with PowerShell to support 16 VM or more.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability
  • Automating test restores to validate recoverability


  • Easy configuration and maintenance
  • Combine VeeamZip with Powershell to extend funcionality
  • Easy integration with backup repositories
  • Encryption of backup
  • Possibility to send backup to secondary backup repository


  • Possibility to install on open source OS, ie. Linux.
  • Maintenance through web interface.

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In our environment Veeam protects:
-1 physical server, with Windows OS
- 14 virtual machines on Vmware ESXi hosts
Community edition support only 10 workloads, but using VeeamZIP combined with script and scheduled task, we can protect all environment.
  • We had few crashes of VM, but everytime veeam let us recover, and all was working fine.
  • We recovered after crash of physical server to virtual environment.
  • Lower the cost of buying the backup solution for smaller company is a big plus.
With Veeam, I always can check on backup storage, where my backup files are stored, and I can easily identify files of any backup VM or physical server. They are all easily named and logically stored in folders. Compared to Vembu Backup, locating the physical file of the protected servers was almost impossible, with all files separated in many folders and split. Even compared to Avamar Backup solution which is a good system, Veeam seems to be just as easy to install as easy to manage. You don't need special training and magic command line commands to manage it or make some changes. You just don't need to call support every time you need to change something or upgrade like in Avamar Backup.
Whe didn't use Veeam for cloud backup yet.
Whe didn't use Veeam for NAS backup also.
I think Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition is well suited to virtual environments where some VM is not that big, so you can use PowerShell script which runs Veeam Backup of smaller VM, and then u can create a schedule in task scheduler so it runs automatically. Keep in mind that VeemZip always makes a full backup copy, so a bigger VM will take a longer time to create a backup.


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