Backup your Enterprise Servers so you don't have to stay up all night rebuilding.
June 04, 2019

Backup your Enterprise Servers so you don't have to stay up all night rebuilding.

Rick Lupton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Veritas NetBackup

NetBackup is used to perform automated file level and disk level backups of all Enterprise servers. It is primarily used by the IT department but is also available to other departments as a service. The Enterprise Storage team provides this service to allow for the restoration of servers in the event of data loss or corruption. This is an invaluable tool for both business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Full Backup
  • Incremental Backup
  • File Level Restore
  • OS level restore for VMware
  • When an error in the backup process occurs, manual intervention is usually necessary by the Server Administrator.
  • Some Virtual Machine servers cannot be backed up while online.
  • User client is a little clumsy while attempting to access files for restore.
  • When data is lost, we are able to quickly restore and return to normal business.
  • When an application upgrade fails we are able to go back to a known good state.
  • Large restores are slow at times, so be sure to plan for this in your recovery point objective.
CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
NetBackup is a great product for Enterprise Servers managed by a large IT department. It is not the best solution for individual users as it doesn't do the file syncs similar to Microsoft OneDrive. It does a great job of allowing the end user to manage his/her own file restores without having to wait for the Backup Administrator to be involved. However, full OS restores to a separate location are slightly more complex.

Veritas NetBackup Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Deduplication and file compression
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options