Backing up data for the future
Jason Stallings | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 11, 2019

Backing up data for the future

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Veritas NetBackup

We are using Veritas NetBackup to manage our backups and offsite data information. I am able to assign specific tapes to a storage unit, track offsite retention, and keep all my backups organized. Since we have all the policies and protection jobs configured, all I need to do is prep the tapes that NetBackup kicks out and send them off-site. Very infrequently do we ave problems or issues. With a basic understanding of backups and some training NetBackup can be configured to meet any company's needs.
  • Veritas has a great GUI, the look is a little dated, but it is very functional.
  • The media organization is simple and easy to maintain. I have several retention times: 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 6 months, 7 years, and indefinite. I can quickly view and manage all my retention policies quickly.
  • Updates are easy and support is very helpful. This makes the transition quick and painless.
  • The GUI is very old looking. This does not kill the performance, it just looks to be 10 years old.
  • Some things need to be done from the CLI(command line interface). if you have not used this before it will take some learning and a good understanding of Linux.
  • The biggest thing that I have seen is that we have our data safely backed up, cataloged, and stored off site. This is a huge step towards ensuring our we can come back from a disaster.
They all have similar features. We have been using Netbackup long before i joined this team.
For any medium to large company that needs to send Tb of data off site, NetBackup would be a great solution. However, in addition to the software you will need the tapes, drives and all other media related hardware.

Veritas NetBackup Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
7
Live recovery
6
Recovery verification
7
Business application protection
7
Multiple backup destinations
8
Incremental backup identification
7
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
7
Snapshots
6
Flexible deployment
7
Management dashboard
6
Platform support
7
Retention options
9
Encryption
7