A robust tool that requires too much maintenance
Updated March 30, 2021

A robust tool that requires too much maintenance

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Veritas Enterprise Vault

We're using Veritas Enterprise Vault for Data Archiving for a long time, since 2009. At that time, storage arrays were not so 'intelligent' and it was hard to find one with deduplication and/or tiering capabilities. We had serious 'space issues' on our production storage and Enterprise Vault helped to move unused data from the production array to a cheaper one. We're still keeping it running, so we're able to retrieve archived data if necessary, but now it is dedicated to a single legacy Windows FileServer from the old times.
In the past, we also used to archive data from Lotus Domino databases using Enterprise Vault.
  • Very robust
  • A good granularity on the archiving rules.
  • The STUBS! If possible, just archive data and dont leave the stubs behind. They break easily.
  • Requires too much maintenance.
  • Helps on the data management life-cycle, moving unused data to cheaper storage and/or deleting it after some time, if required.
  • Also helps reducing the amount of data to be backed up on the active array.
At the time we first implemented Enterprise Vault, there were no other significant players on the data archiving market.

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Veritas Enterprise Vault is a very robust tool and it's still one of the most recognized players on data archiving. On the other hand, it is a tool that requires too much maintenance from the administrator. Especially because you're dealing with user data. In large environments/deployments, it would be better to have a dedicated Enterprise Vault administrator (someone with good knowledge of EV administration) to monitor the environment and take care of all the alerts. In our case, we didn't do this, and the price was very high. Due to some bad administration, we ended losing some archived data.