Backing up data for the future
January 11, 2019

Backing up data for the future

Jason Stallings | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options