Netbackup is a powerful backup software that will allow you to:
- backup files at the Operating System level. I mean, the files and folders you choose. You will need to deploy an agent in the machine that you want to backup.
- backup virtual machines, e.g. VMware and Hyper-V. No agent is required in this case. Just provide the credentials of your vCenter.
- use different destinations as backup device, tape devices, EMC Datadomain, HP StoreOnce, disk, etc.
- it has the possibility to backup applications like Exchange and MS SQL Server.
The interface of the product is very complex and for sure you will need some time to get use to it.
In order to configure email notifications, a third party tool is required.
The reporting is poor because you need to install OpsCenter. Free license is very limited and if you want to have the full version, the license is very expensive.
This software is the right solution if your company has a complex mixture of systems to backup. If your infrastructure is simpler then you can go for a more user-friendly tool which fits your needs.
We are currently backing up or datacenters with this tool.
As said, Netbackup is a powerful tool that provides the required features to successfully backup our business. We backup the VMware virtual infrastructure, the mail server (Exchange) and also some physical servers at the OS level.