How good Veeam Backup & Replication and recovery is
February 02, 2023

How good Veeam Backup & Replication and recovery is

Stephen Boyce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Veeam Backup & Replication

Overall Satisfaction with Veeam Backup & Replication

We use Veeam Backup & Replication to back up our Virtual Server infrastructure on-premises and also use it to back up to the cloud for disaster recovery. We need the ability to be able to restore both files and also application items like SQL databases. We have up to 3 copies of every server in different locations and Veeam Backup & Replication gives us the option to do this easily. We are currently using the cloud backup as strictly a DR option as we have so many failovers on-premesis.
  • Virtualized workloads
  • In addition to back up, we also replicate some of these workloads
  • Endpoints and physical servers running Windows & Linux
  • Application-centric recovery using Veeam Explorers (for Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, etc)
  • “Instant” recovery or portability between platforms (physical > virtual > cloud-hosted)

Pros

  • Instant recovery option
  • Quickly add and remove VMs
  • Connects to failover infrastructure

Cons

  • It doesn't handle running more than 4 tasks at once
  • It is a slow application to use and log into
  • When removing a portable hard drive used for a restore the terminology is a bit confusing

Do you think Veeam Data Platform delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Veeam Data Platform's feature set?

Yes

Did Veeam Data Platform live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Veeam Data Platform go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Veeam Data Platform again?

Yes

  • It gives us the security that we can have business continuity if something fails
  • It is hard to quantify the ROI but I am sure it is reasonable
I was not here before we moved to Veeam Backup & Replication so I cannot really comment
We have used the cloud for DR for the last 2 years and thankfully have never had to use it but it is reassuring that it is there
No, we have not used that function
We found Veeam Backup & Replication to be great for backing up virtual servers and that is the only use we have had for it. From what I have seen in my experience, the live restore function doesn't seem to work on a VM more than 4TB in size. It gets to the 4TB and fails every time.

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