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NetBackup with V-Ray unifies backup, deduplication, replication, snapshots, and appliances with support for VMware and Hyper-V in a single product.

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Veritas Technologies LLC
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2016
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"El mejor software de respaldos empresarial"

What do you like best?

Netbackup permite tener una flexibilidad a la hora d trabajar con diferentes fuentes de datos y tecnologías. Casi que para cualquier cosa que se tenga que respaldar Netbackup tiene una solución, además cuenta con una integración con VMWare que da una recuperación de desastres casi que inmediata.

La velocidad y confianza a los respaldos, además de las diferentes tecnologías que se cuenta para realizar los mismos

What do you dislike?

La interfaz gráfica no es de las más sencillas, falta información en pantalla o maneras más fáciles de obtenerlas.

También se podría mejorar el trabajo de diseño de jobs de respaldo.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Netbackup es una solución empresarial de respaldos, para aprovechar mejor el costo de la herramienta se debe de tomar en cuenta que se van a aprovechar la mayoría de las funcionalidades que se brindan.

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La continuidad de negocios. Netbackup permite recuperar una máquina física o virtual por medio de VMWare en cuestión de segundos.

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"Veritas Backup Exec 16"

What do you like best?

Veritas customer support has come along way since leaving Symantec. Quick response and great troubleshooting skills.

Capability to monitor the backup server remotely was a great feature added in Backup Exec 16. By adding this feature we are now able to have software loaded on our desktops that connect directly to the Backup server without having to log directly into the server to perform daily operations.

What do you dislike?

Patches fail to install. Each time a patch is distributed the patches fail to run via Live Update and must always be manually done.

I think that Veritas could work on the customizable reports. Currently I am unable to pull a quality report that I can produce and give to C level Managments that give a true picture of the environment. I would also like to see if they could incorporate a dashboard through a API for NOC.

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

Veritas gave us a way to provide instant recovery of a VM if crashes through their Instant Recovery of VM's Spinning up the last full backup of a VM in less than 15 minutes

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"Veritas netbackup review"

What do you like best?

wide options for backup and restore , BMR is complex but worth to deploy , has an option for dissimilar hardware restore , P2V , almost every plugin is there for every database , database restore has wide option, very flexible to handle huge and complex databases , has an option to deploy in cloud and also has an option to take cloyd components backups , has an option to take Vm backups through SAN transport without taking the ESXi host resources.

What do you dislike?

Very pricey , complex to administer, very hard to troubleshoot , not having proper deduplication feature , only help dedupe which can be included as MSDP and with OST plugin ,such as datadomain , licenseing is difficult to understand .

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best tool out in the market for larger clients , huge flexibility to add almost every tools , OS, databases in market .

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

BMR backup and restores , VM manchine backups and restores , SQL databaes and oracle backups

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"Unified solution for Physical,Virtual and Cloud environments"

What do you like best?

Comprehensive data security.Heterogeneous data protection. Net Backup Accelerator for file and Vmware. Deduplication(Source and target side).Complete and simple virtual machine protection.Instant Recovery for VMware . Intelligent Policy for Oracle and SQL . Auto Image Replication.Integration with storage appliances.Simple and fast snapshot replication.Unified Protection, File & Application Recovery, Multiple types of recovery from a single backup pass - single file, applications, application objects and DR image.Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization. Calendar based backup schedules.Customized retention periods. support for SAP HANA database. Bare Metal Recovery of Physical servers. Granular recovery technology restore . Application aware Backups and Restores . Single Platform across virtual and physical environments . No vendor lock-in DR copy at no extra cost . Source/Client encryption for the highest security as data is protected while in transit and in media. Centralized and integrated key management service for encrypted tape drives. Multiple Net Backup environments can be managed by NetBackup OpsCenter. NetBackup comes with support for many hardware devices like tape drives, tape libraries and disk units.

What do you dislike?

Hyper-v VM backup dependency on Microsoft VSS writers.Dependency of Zamanda for My SQL backup. NO support for RAW disk and GPT partition of VM. No support SAP HANA with IBM power 8 series.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Verify the Hardware Compatibility and Software Compatibility list . Purchase capacity based license to go for full features of Netbackup.

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

Protecting the heterogeneous Operating systems Windows, Linux and Unix platforms.Protecting SAP Database with online backup.Protecting both Physical and Virtual environment.

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"veritas netbackup solution for high level of protection and backup. provides integrated protection"

What do you like best?

I recommend it because it offers a high level of data protection and backup management in a simple way as it reduces management costs.

What do you dislike?

I do not have any negative reviews.

As I said, the product is very good in the field of cloud backup.

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would definately recommend. First of all all the comments I have made or the products I have used or liked.

I recommend it because it offers a high level of data protection and backup management in a simple way as it reduces management costs.

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

Very good platform that provides cost advantageous backup operation to cloud environment.

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"Sturdy Tape backup Solution"

What do you like best?

I am a database guy and daily deal with Db backups and came across multiple tools which directly backsup data to tape, since I started dealing with Netbackup, I found it useful, easy to use, configurable and most important reliable. Reliability is the most important factor when dealing with backups and restores and in last 4 years of it;s usage I never faced any issue while recovering a backup. it do what it is designed for. Other useful factors are it has de-duplication features, policy controls, various scheduling options, long term backup retention possibility, etc. it's definitely a industry standard for backups and compete strongly with other solutions out in market.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that,

-It doesn't provide end to end encryption for Db backups, not sure about file system.

-It has retry feature but it still fails with Exit code 1 and there is no way to get it overridden, I dislike this because in my system, failures are linked with tickets so even after retry if it succeeds, ticket will still come to me and I hate that seriously

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you are an administrator (database, windows, storage, application, etc.) and your requirement is to backup everything to tape and would like to override the disk at middle layer then consider Netbackup in POC/estimation analysis because this is very useful and reliable utility which can backup and restore and with incorporating virtual tape library, recovery can be faster as disk recovery. This tool has graphical interface which is very useful and works well with command line, the help available is sufficient enough to cover most common and day to day issues and available on Symantec own portal/forums. I have done backups and recovery ton times and 99.99% went through without any issue. There are few caveats and fallback too but it all depends upon environment to environment and that is where testing and proof of concept is required.

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

Direct Tape backups of databases, file system components

Direct recovery from tape

De-duplication of backups to reduce storage requirement

Configuration with VTL library and real tape library

Policy and scheduling options

Script variables and options

Vast Online help on their own forum and portal

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"Heterogenous systems backup and restore solution"

What do you like best?

It takes backup of almost every system that we have been using old and new for years. You can manage everything in one page like backup, restore, active jobs, policies, storages, tape drives, media etc. It supports taking backups for physical and virtual servers over network or cable connection. Deduplication feature is perfect for decrease backup size.

What do you dislike?

Installation is easy, implementation is hard. In general, it needs agent installation to client servers. Adding clients to backup management server is so hard!

It has some stability issues as to wiindows services crash, losing tape connection etc. And some oracle version backup jobs have always problems whatever you do to fix.

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In heterogeneous environment, in general, every client needs agent to be installed on itself and it is very hard to configure. Also create alarms or watch for storage free spaces. It is hard free up storage space and needs to work on CLI. This product needs professional assistance sometimes. It is better that if you seperate logging and reporting tools on another servers.

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

We have been reviewed or audited by governmental associations, PCI DSS or other audit companies. We should prove to them backups and restore tests are running well, and show logs and actions on system so that we've been showing all with ease in Netbackup. Our critical systems are running on physical and virtual. It includes DB and file backups and other applications. All we take backup and restore with success or with little problems.

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"Reliable solution for the enterprise"

What do you like best?

It is fast and it is VERY reliable. It can handle anything from small backups (megabytes/terabytes) all the way up to several petabytes. The tool is very configurable, but unlike other tools, it retains the ease-of-use that drew me to Veritas in the first place. We started using the de-duplication feature and found it very useful as well.

What do you dislike?

The Technical Support has improved slightly over the past few years, but it is still rather confusing. It would be nice if there were a centralized dashboard as well. The user interface in general needs an overhaul. We also had some struggles when utilizing this backup solution with HyperV clusters.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it! I don't think you'll be disappointed. Do your due diligence as there are some pretty good "up and coming" pieces of software that may be able to complete with Veritas NetBackup, but at the time of this review, it was a clear choice.

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

Tapes are slow and costly. This saves us loads of time every time we use it and allows us to easily get the backups co-located at other sites. The fact that netbackup comes WITH a de-duplication tool is awesome.

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"Robust and reliable backup solution"

What do you like best?

Support for multiple environments and platforms.

Ability to add new backup policies on the go.

Reliable compared to other backup solutions in the market.

Faster and reliable recovery possibilities.

What do you dislike?

Many backups fail with exit code -1 which should have option to ignore and to show higher percentage of successful backups.

Support from Vertias is not up to the mark.

Need better reporting system.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think you should go for it as this is one of the best backup solutions available in the market. Over the years it has developed leadership in this area and they have added more features and functionalities from time to time. It will also help you if you are looking at disaster recovery options. You got all the features and options to support your backup and recovery requirements. Be careful if you have very specific backup requirements. You need to check if this is available in the netbackup or if any option would take care of your requirement. The graphical interface is very useful and good interface with command line. The help available is sufficient to cover common day to day issues and are easily available on various portal/forums. I would suggest you to take support from the vendor for initial support and then engage NB administrator for day to day support. Overall an excellent product to go with.

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

Enterprise backups have achieved higher successful rates.

Deduplication

Reduced backup time and improved replication

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"Symantec Veritas Backup Exec 15"

What do you like best?

As most will know this range of Symantec products were an industry standard for back ups.

This means that there is a great deal of knowledge and resource material around for this well established solution. This also means that many IT professionals have also come across this either in their current role or in a previous position.

I like the way you can chain jobs together - setting one job off when another has completed.

It's also not too expensive and easy to administer.

What do you dislike?

When using tapes as the backup media - There are many options regarding data retention and overwriting periods. It is easy to get in a muddle so getting things planned out is a must.

A well thought out back plan is essential prior to embarking on a new system.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start with a well thought out plan - Multiple layers of resilience

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

Backing up to tape allows for good 'old skool' off site options - taking tapes off site to give the resilience needed for a solid Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.

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"Great Enterprise Level Backup solution"

What do you like best?

Single console for multiple backup needs.

The ability to configure and maintain one SLP across sites, applications and platform.

Migrating to NetBackup has help us a lot in reducing the amount of time needed to monitor, verify and manage our backups. As well as faster recovery.

What do you dislike?

User interface is not very modern, and HyperV support is not as comprehensive ans VMware.

There are few challenges to overcome when backing up HyperV clusters that require VMM to work-around.

That makes the solution a bit less flexible, and depended on VMM for successful backups of VMs.

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

Much more reliable backups, with less time to manage them.

DR across sites, much better de-duplication.

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"Veritas NetBackup 360Data Mgmt"

What do you like best?

Enterprise grade solution allows to manage PBS of data. It's integration with access and info map helped us to solve data spiral in the environment

What do you dislike?

It will be good if the interface is improved and more functionalities from the GUI point of view

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If looking for enterprise class solution Veritas NetBackup is the best option

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

Was able to achieve RTOs and RPOs and meet our Dr requirement. Also integrated some other solution from Veritas such as Access & Info Map to solve data visibility and portability problem

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"Powerful software but complex"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

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.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

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.

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

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.

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"NetBackup for SharePoint"

What do you like best?

I like the best that NB has an add-in for SharePoint so in case there's need to restore a single item from a list or document library it can be done easily.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that every server needs a license in a SharePoint Farm; servers such as the indexing server shouldn't need a license if NetBackup will not be used for it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend engaging with NB or one of their re-sellers to perform the initial implementation to make sure a proper configuration is in place.

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

We resolved our problem with not being able to restoring a single item or a SharePoint site collection which is beneficial.

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"Reliable bakcup for the enterprise"

What do you like best?

It is fast and it is quite reliable. It can handle anything from small backups (megabytes/terabytes) all the way up to several petabytes. The tool is very configurable, but unlike other tools, it retains the ease-of-use that drew me to Veritas in the first place. We started using the de-duplication feature and found it very useful as well.

What do you dislike?

-It doesn't provide end to end encryption for Db backups, not sure about file system.

-It has retry feature but it still fails with Exit code 1 and there is no way to get it overridden, I dislike this because in my system, failures are linked with tickets so even after retry if it succeeds, ticket will still come to me and I hate that seriously

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

NBAC, VMWare, Communication issues, AIR, Data domain storage issues. With AIR am able to utilize Different media servers across two remote environments. In an ITAR regulated arena this is very handy when it comes to Foreign Nationals accessing particular data.

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"Veritas NetBackup Review"

What do you like best?

Manageability. The enterprise level heterogeneous backup and recovery is the main benefit. The software is built with cross-platform backup functionality, we implement it in our Windows, UNIX and Linux shop with minimal administration.

What do you dislike?

Performance at times. Upgrades are a risky process, and seems to be every couple of weeks. When creating incidents, tech support wants you on the latest patch. The cost for renewals are expensive. It seems the product was more stream line when it was with Veritas.

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

Single point of access to manage, perform backup/restores from a Web a light weight web browser.

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"Netbackup "

What do you like best?

I like the GUI, it’s user friendly. This being the first time I was working on a Backup software,

What do you dislike?

I recently got to know that we cannot do multiple copies for ndmp backup, that’s something that I think they should work on

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

We are taking backup of the critical data on servers and Network shares. At times when the data gets corrupted or deleted on the source we get restoration requests, we restore the data from NBU with few clicks

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"Strong support and ease of use"

What do you like best?

The best part of Veritas SO I and Netbackup is the ease of use from not just am implantation standpoint, but also a user standpoint. Intuitive and easy to pick up.

What do you dislike?

The client software had a tendency to crash without erorring out or removing itself from the system tray, which does not make it readily obvious that there is a problem.

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

Server backups, file share and user created directories. It's quick recovery and ease of use are key components of the software, and the main reasons I would recommend it.

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"Netbackup Admin and a good experience with the Application still after 10 years."

What do you like best?

The versatility of the application and also the features with VMWare. The query for auto adds on the VC box is very useful in a rapidly expanding environment. Though it could be improved by not failing on simple character syntex. this enables wintel admins to take out the entire policy when adding VM's to simply.

What do you dislike?

The inability to get granular with NBAC and Opscenter to give a operator access to everything but restore for federally regulated data. In Opscenter and NBAC the usage comes into play when you need the users on the box performing operator duties such as rerunning jobs etc but can have no access to data whatsoever.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The versatility of the product is good for most needs. However, for easier management of systems CommVault seems to be the way to go depending on your needs.

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

NBAC, VMWare, Communication issues, AIR, Data domain storage issues. With AIR am able to utilize Different media servers across two remote environments. In an ITAR regulated arena this is very handy when it comes to Foreign Nationals accessing particular data.

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"Sym NBU review"

What do you like best?

For an enterprise software, it offers the most options for any given environment. While some products do certain things particularily well, NBU addresses most enterprise environment needs. NBU AIR is a technology best. Also, Opscenter, even without the Analytics portion, contributes considerably to our management and day 2 day.

What do you dislike?

Support is tough. After doing your own TS you're then subjected to torturous "flowchart" troubleshooting from frontline. Also, getting software without an update email is difficult, even for items that shouldn't be. From a technical perspective, after 6.0 they quit working with 3rd party Disk providers, as they came out with their own systems. Some options available if I purchased Symantec hardware are not there otherwise, such as client-side dedup.

Also, I'd like to see some change on the SQL portion for backups, as these haven't been touched in years, and are failing behind technology.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do your research. Check end of life and paths for products (hint EMC Avamar).

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

NBU AIR is a game changer. It provides instant recoverability in a DR site, without having to rebuild the catalog, or ship a copy of it offsite (any one who knows, knows this to be a pain). Our offsite recoverability times have decreased exponentially due to the flexibility AIR provides.

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"Extremely powerful and robust backup solution"

What do you like best?

We use NetBackup on our larger systems and I never have to worry about our files being protected. This is the most robust backup solution I have ever used! I've used it on multiple large networks comprised of hundreds of terabytes of data with multiple large tape libraries with zero problems.

What do you dislike?

The initial configuration is a bit daunting at first but well worth the effort in the end.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try! It's well worth it!

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

We had the need to backup very large networks with tremendous amounts of mission-critical data.

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"excellent backup product keeps all our data safe incremental and full"

What do you like best?

really like the stability of the software so fast and reliable rarely need any maintenance

What do you dislike?

sometimes gets a little slow logging into server so best to stay logged in at most times 2 users

Recommendations to others considering the product:

keep updated and make sure all the security patches installed on boxes

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

keeps all our data as safe as possible from disasters and also documents of all users now synched no more offsite recovery

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"Enterprise disk backups"

What do you like best?

One of the best things I like about NetBackup is that it has support for all of the products that I use. It backs up VCenter and MSSQL very well. The policies allow me to set up the schedules for these back ups based on the customers needs and time frame. I like the option of using a command line interface for specific jobs. I also like that Symantec started making their own disk appliances that work well with their software. It allows for easy updates and licensing.

What do you dislike?

I don't really dislike this, but I wish it was included. A single pane of glass for archiving and backups would be nice.

I would also like a reporting system built into the software so I don't have to use a separate software (opscenter). I would also like to access logs from the GUI instead of having to go to each client or master/ media server to view them. It would make troubleshooting a lot easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can't go wrong with their appliances for backups. They have come a long way in making backups easier to manage.

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

Backups to tape were slow and storing tapes is somewhat costly in a large environment. Backing up to disk changed all that. Speedy backups and restores combined with replication offsite. Having to take care of tapes, drives, libraries, and the maintenance for all of that is gone. Disk based backups with Symantec NetBackup appliances has made everything faster.

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"Veritas NetBackup Review"

What do you like best?

I never really used Veritas NetBackup, but the layout and design is very professional and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

At first it was very difficult to get around, but once you get the hang of Veritas NetBackup, it is very easy.

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

Have not used Veritas NetBackup to resolve business problems, but I surely will

Be using it as it offers a lot of benefits.

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"Better and reliable Backup"

What do you like best?

Veritas NetBackup has a very good GUI which helps even a novice in the field of backup, to know clearly what backup jobs are currently going on, which jobs got successfully executed and how to schedule a new job.

What do you dislike?

GUI sometimes work very slow over intranet. Moreover, its software for GUI should be available on Linux based PCs as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it if you want your job to be easily done

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

We take incremental backup every night and it keeps a copy of the data that can be used at a later time. As compared to other backup solutions, it's really good.

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"Reliable backups after a lot of configuration and troubleshooting"

What do you like best?

NetBackup, once configured and fully tested, is a workhorse. We utilize tape backup and de-duplication technologies that work well together.

What do you dislike?

NetBackup require minor fixes and updates quite often. There can be pitfalls and unexpected compatibility issues with the server client and various other tools that we utilize.

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

We need reliable tape backups for large volume of fairly static data. After a recent round of upgrades that required integrator assistance, we now have reliable backups and backup policies in place.

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"Veritas Net backup all good, all the time."

What do you like best?

Like the ease of using the Veritas backup program, easy for out end users to do.

What do you dislike?

Once in awhile backup process will take longer then expected, but this only happens a couple times a year.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great backup program, decent price. Good support.

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

Being able to put people at piece of mind that they won't lose their data.

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Financial Services
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(10,001+ employees)
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"Experienced IT Professional (15 yrs exp)"

What do you like best?

1) Solid enterprise software.

2) It's robust and versatile.

3) Interface is easy to learn. Has a straight forward GUI as well as command line options for more experienced IT professionals.

4) Policies allow for ease to stagger backup jobs.

5) Works well with VMWare, which many companies have moved to in the modern age.

What do you dislike?

1) Support for the product is lacking when you consider the cost of implementation.

2) Environments can become too complex with many policies in place.

3) Cannot reclaim backup tapes until they expire in the system.

4) Shifting policies requires a full backup to implement and overlapping policies are required for certain backup policies since they are tied to the OS.

5) It does a lot, but nothing really great (Provides a lot of options, but masters none).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a robust system that can serve many needs. It lacks in some areas where other products have specialized. There are many IT professionals who have familiarity with the product, so resources aren't hard to find when implementing it or researching issues with it. Their support is a little lacking for the price, but there is no shortage of information online when troubleshooting issues. You need to stay on top of the policies or this can bog down your staff trying to administer the environment as it grows. It's a solid product and does a decent job. Having the architecture already figured out and sticking to a system works best. It's versatility is the best part about it. It can handle most of your backup needs if not all.

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

Backups and recovery at several companies that I have worked at. It has really improved over the years.

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Senior Software Engineer
Education Management
Enterprise
(5001-10,000 employees)
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"Veritas NetBackup review"

What do you like best?

I like this Network backup functionality as it can backup hard disk drives on local network.

What do you dislike?

I hate that when my labtop is out of local network and it can't be backup while I am away from home network.

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

My daily backup to Netbackup was working beautifully working well so that I can make duplicate data all the time available.

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Senior Informatica ETL Lead
Banking
Enterprise
(5001-10,000 employees)
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"Good Backup and recoverysolution"

What do you like best?

netbackup accelerator is good..which helps in fastening full backups without reading the complete full file system. Net backup replication director is also good . There are many features in it, based on our requirement e can make use of it.

What do you dislike?

we have faced bad performance with netbackup accelerator . It later solved

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is good for Linux and unix operarting systems backup.

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

we have used to get backup of Linux and Unix systems in the organization. we used NetBackup for that purpose

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Senior Internet Infrastructure Administrator
Internet
Enterprise
(1001-5000 employees)
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"NetBackup is an excellent product that has saved my bacon more than once."

What do you like best?

The ability to backup to AWS and the ability to use de-duplication.

What do you dislike?

The NetBackup interface could be more user friendly and able to be more intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you need this level of enterprise backup system but if you do, this is the product.

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

We are enabling data protection and another compliment to our DR plans.