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Backup Exec is one integrated product that protects virtual and physical environments, simplifies both backup and disaster recovery, and offers unmatched recovery capabilities

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Backup Exec is one integrated product that protects virtual and physical environments, simplifies both backup and disaster recovery, and offers unmatched recovery capabilities


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Veritas Technologies LLC
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Year Founded
2016
HQ Location
Santa Clara, CA
Twitter
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Solutions Architect
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Operational Simplicity

instant recovery for Virtual machines

integration of SQL backup

Integration of Exchange backup

Integration of SharePoint

Veritas SaaS Backup Reporting Integration

Ransomware resiliency

Storage Lock down option

Easy integration with tape drive

Accelerator for VMware and Hyper-V

New simplified licensing model

2-factor Authentication

Enhanced Deduplication Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Manual addition of email notification users

Schedule Reporting

Speed of access to backup sets

Expanded features

Job completion time could be improved Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Kindly check the SCL and HCL before making decisions.It is very simple software ready to use.

Plan for Exchange backup as it requires downtime Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Online backup of SQL database

VM level backup

Ransomware resiliency

Email alerts and notification

Meeting SLA for Virtual machines Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's easy to configure. You do not need advanced skills to schedule a recovery plan or data backup. Backups can be configured to use a NAS, SMB, DRIVES...etc. This software is fast and has a deduplicity function. You can backup phisycal or virtualiced environments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometines the agent can not be deployed or system services can not be installed with the deployment of the client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it and make a good plan and configuration, it works. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use deduplication and VMWare backup. This is a centralized Backup software, instead of use Windows Backup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

this is one of the most beautiful software I ever met in my life, I used it for backing up the Data in many companies where I worked before, and before the cloud solutions were founded, I used this software for first time in 2005 - 2006, used it for backing up DCs, MS Exchange server, ISA Server and File Servers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

just the main dashboard, maybe needs some re-design, but in general it is very Good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

just make some re-design to the Dashboard Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backed up all Data in the companies I worked at, and sometimes I restored the data on disasters, and Data Transfer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director Of Business Development
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Easy to setup and use, ability to recover both physical and virtual workloads, baremetal recovery to dissimilar hardware or across various virtualisation platforms Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

so far so good, however every product has minor challenges that ultimately are addressed with time Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Veritas Backup Exec is a well looked after product that has been protecting customer data since the days of early computing. Over the years Veritas Backup Exec has evolved into a mid market solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backing up of our customers' core infrastructure with quick recovery time objectives and strict recovery point objectives Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Provides a good fairly easy to use backup solution for you and your customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

More time and resource intensive that some of its competitors like Cohesity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at Cohesity and other competitors, they may fit your needs more and provide a better software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to back up our systems and restore if there were any issues from patching or stog applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Database Administrator 2
Government Administration
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Technical Customer care support is pretty good and in fact very quick at responding. Can open support tickets via Veritas support portal or via phone or by online chat too. On Level 4 critical System production down, support will respond in minutes and try to solve the issue. Backup Exec is able to backup virtual Machines and physical servers too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very Expensive compared to other backup solutions available now in the market like Veeam, Altero which also have some backdrops like unable to backup physical machines but good comparable solutions. Veritas license for each module is very expensive. Need to buy license for each agent and a server core license and if at all if we need to use more than 1 drive to run the backups , we need to buy extra Library expansion option licenses along with core license.

In present days we have many issues with backing up several servers and with sql server instances. Support asking us to create separate jobs for drives on the servers and Sql server or My sql instances, which doesn not make any sense and after doing that too, the jobs fail. The jobs success has become very inconsistent now a days. We are on Backup exec 16 and they say that they cannot support SQL server 2017. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask veritas for a test license to try and see if your backups are consistent before buying the solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting backups for all critical production servers, of course with few flaws. Can recover files in granular level from backups and able to backup database instances and applications along with drives. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Inside Sales Manager
Industrial Automation
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Veritas Backup Exec is one of the most well known backup software solutions in the industry. One of the things I like best about it is the fact that, unlike some newer software platforms, it supports an array of legacy hardware backup solutions (such as tape backup) in addition to modern offerings like hot-swappable hard drives or even cloud backup repositories. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While reliability is good overall, I do occasionally run into issues that need attention to resolve. It's tough though to say definitely if those issues are necessarily to do with Veritas Backup Exec as opposed to the associated hardware the software is controlling, but nonetheless it hasn't been entirely hands off. That being said, when issues have risen, the tech support for Backup Exec has been truly excellent. They respond quickly and are quite knowledgeable in solving issues. They will also happily connect remotely to either walk you through or even actively perform the steps required to get you back up and running fast. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have any legacy hardware you want to continue to use for backups, I would highly recommend considering Veritas Backup Exec. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Veritas Backup Exec is an integral component of our complete backup and redundancy plan. It allows us to maintain a reliable set of both on-site and off-site backups and replications. It also allows for simple restore methods that are used in the event of disaster recovery or even for simple user errors such as accidentally deleting or modifying files or folders on our servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior IT Technician - Infrastructure
Design
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Interface is clean and easy to use.

Jobs, storage and scheduling is easy to set up.

External storage devices are easy to add. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very poor first-line support

Several bugs found but Veritas seem incapable or unwilling to acknowledge them, seem to have no way of reporting them either, I was directed to a page for suggesting Functionality and Ideas.

Cannot use incremental or differential jobs on a NAS as BE cannot install agent.

Registry hack needed to make some reports function correctly.

Job failures reported when job has actually succeeded. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Product itself is not too bad but support is very lacking. Read up on software problems before purchasing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex backup schedules working alongside other backup solution vendors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the fact that when I first set this up I had so many options of where I could integrate my storage through, Azure, Google cloud platform, ASW. It made me feel like I wasn't locked down. Once up and running the process is seamless and took the worry of losing data away from my mind so I could focus on other things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

My only complaint is that initially I had some trouble figuring out the software, all of the ins and outs. I cant fault the company, I just feel there was a bit more to learn than I had expected but this is due to all of the options I had which is a good thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem I am solving is a catastrophic loss of data with no redundancy. This software takes that worry from my mind and eliminates such thoughts. I never have to worry with this software running. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the consistency of the product. We have used it for quite some time and rarely have any issues. We used the product back when it was Symantec Backup Exec. Symantec sold to Veritas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish my company would allow cloud backup! Currently my company prefers to store all of our data in house on tape drives on our physical DR system with another vendor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I suggest sitting through a demo and reviewing the pro's and con's of the solution they offer. The software will work out of the box, it's just a matter of some basic training and education to run it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Local backup of all server system data. We run a physical backup of our data every evening. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Not only Backup Exec protects various environment from Virtuall, Cloud , Physical it also integrates with Info Map to give holistic view of what we have in our DC as well as cloud which allows to take appropriate actions with regards to data management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I hope they come with feature withing BE to failover servers using Azure & AWS native tools right with in the management console Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If anyone looking for data management solution Veritas BE is definately a good choice also its integration with Information Map make it a formidable solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to consolidate data management and at the same time make the data highly available when needed. With this we are able to achieve compliance and uptime Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Assistant Manager, Network/IT
Pharmaceuticals
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Backup Exec is very user friendly. Whether you want to perform a push installation of a backup agent, backup a server, or do a restore, all of the functions are easily accessible from the main console. The software also allows you to perform agentless backups of virtual machines. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice if Backup Exec included an option for cloud replication. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Backup Exec is nice if you are looking for an option to simply backup your servers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to backup our critical servers, and easily restore any files as the need arises. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

good value for the money and easy to setup basically idiot proof to configure. this easy concept makes it a great tool for the novice user and small business owner trying to maintain documents including customer manifests in a safe orderly manner. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

that protection is linux server protection; not all linux servers offer 24hr support unlike majority of windows vendors, which isn't always good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it depends on your company needs.....and cost expense in researching backup solutions honestly....the ease of use and setup makes this a win-win... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

backup employee payroll and other pertinent information for our company; the benefits include the basic fact it isn't as expensive as some of the other backup solutions out there Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior IT Systems Administrator
Computer Networking
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is easy to setup and keep up to date. It has been easy to add additional servers. When I needed to restore data, it has been there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I find that licensing can be confusing. It has told be I should be using VM features every time I add a virtual server, but I am not license for that version of the agent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great product for nightly scheduled backups. If you need instant recovery points and many VM, I would recommend Veeam or Zerto. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The software keeps an update copy of the servers and data I back up. I have been able older versions of files and do complete bare metal server restores when needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The user interface is intuitive and gives you access to all the features you use the most Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Error reporting is often difficult to decipher Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a granular control of what needs backing up then this is a good product but if you just backup everything there are cheaper products on the market Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have implemented a disk to disk to tape backup system which it manages with minimum fuss and excludes those files we have deemed unnecessary saving backup space. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

With the latest Backup Exec backup software, comes the abilities to store your backup to the clouds (AWS). The backup software enables you to backup your VMs and dataset. What I mean by dataset is the grandular backup say c:\folder instead of the VMs.

The wizard that guides you to do the backup is straight forward, but it's really up to you to customize your type of backup (Differential, Incrmental, Full, Schedule, and Email Notification). It's not too complex. The customer service that you get is great. I recommend customer service if you have questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

What I don't like is not being able to create a backup group with the same schedule and place the backup VMs or dataset into them. I would have to create each backup hosts individually which is awful. The previous versions, I forget which one, had the ability too. I don't understand why it was taken out. In addition, backup is not deduplicated at the block or file level. I have proven this point to the customer service and they verified that it wasn't even though the product says it is deduplicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If the company wants to save money with a backup software, get Backup Exec. However, there's a price for the low cost. That price is recovery of your data. It will take time to recover and backup your large data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding a backup software that can allow for backup for a fraction of the cost of a more robust application. The costs of saving is money. That's why we have it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Field Service Engineer
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I really prefer the disaster recovery aspect of the software. We also have multi drives but I don't know much about that Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I had a little trouble creating the SDR disk. But I believe it was my own issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A good name that you don't really have to pay more for the name! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The simplicity of the program allows more than a few admins can be available in emergencies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Had the chance of using Backup Exec in my current role. Very user friendly interface. Love the instant recovery feature of VMs. Very fast b/up & restore capabilities. Love it!!! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At this point I love everything about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do give it a try Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to manage multiple site from single interface with data manage t capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Manager
Higher Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Setup is simple and backup jobs can be created quickly including mass installation of backup agents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is hard to update to newer versions of the server software with out total reinstalling it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Service and support when needed and 24/7 flawless backups to tape it disk or a combination of each Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Backup Exec is established and reliable. It can backup servers, NAS devices, VMWare, Hyper-V and a host of other data types. These include SQL databases, Echange servers and much more. Adding a device to the list of devices that can be backed up is pretty much straigh forward, as is a device to backup data to. And now, with cloud backup, data can immediately be backed up off site as often as you like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be slow at times. It used to be much easier to create smaller backup jobs that you put together in larger ones but this functionality was strangely remvoed in later versions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Test backup and restore operations from as many different types of media as you can. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data is backed up and can be secured off site with eithet tapes, removed hard disks now in the cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its is a very simple backup tool to manage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not very feature rich as compared to other tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its is good for backing up small infrastructure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Taking backups for small regional sites having 2-3 servers at each location Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's designed for small data Backup and Recovery. With that, it saves you money on a backup software. I also like that you can now integrate AWS as a Target. It's fairly easy to use Backup software. The support you get is A+. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I do wish that the reports interface can be improved. It's too complicated for me to customize reports. Almost every reports that I have to collect data needs the vendor to support me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great for small data size backup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem is having a low cost backup software to provide DR of data. The benefits is having to restore data when needed without paying so much for a backup software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Programmer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Ease of use and a program that has been around for a long time. Backup Exec is a standard for business. I have used this product since the late 1990's in various applications. In addition to the age there is backward compatibility which allows use with older archives without the need for a converter or migration process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Backup exec is difficult to use with differential backups. This could be improved. The other thing is the user interface is very dated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are many solutions for backup - Backup Exec is a enterprise level backup system. There is some investment in purchase and setup but it's worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On-site backup services along with some cloud based backups to systems like AWS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Simplicity and easy to install and protect data backups. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

No comment. No such feature which I disliked. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to protect the server infrastructure along with the operating system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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