Veeam Availability Suite

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Veeam review by Racey C.
Racey C.
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"Nearly a fire and forget solution"

What do you like best?

As with anything, there's a bit of a learning curve depending on the complexity of your environment, what you're backing up, how, to where, and over what infrastructure. However, if you either built your environment or have worked with it enough to know exactly how it's laid out, the initial configuration is pretty straight forward. The thing I love most about Veeam is that once you have it set up correctly and it's working as expected, you pretty much never have to touch it again. Old restore points will roll off so you can project storage usage, that sort of thing. And if Veeam ever "breaks" it's almost guaranteed to be because something in your environment changed that broke it, not Veeam itself. I have used Veeam for years now and would never consider another backup solution for critical business and accounting data.

What do you dislike?

Cost. If I had to come up with a con it would be the cost. Veeam isn't cheap. But then again, I think the stats are something like 40% of businesses who lose most or all of their data are out of business in less than a year. Compare the cost of Veeam to the cost of losing your companies data and it won't seem that expensive. That's how you need to be thinking about it, in which case Veeam is a no-brainer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There's a reason Veeam is arguably the #1 name in DR.

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

The assurance that the possibility of a total loss of my data is as close to zero as it can be.

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Veeam review by Simon C.
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"Perfect backup and replication solution for Hyper-V business environment"

What do you like best?

We like absolutely everything about Veeam, it's extremely easy to deploy, extremely easy to use and extremely easy to manage. It always work and never fail. For an IT administrator like me, this product is the most "worry-free" software solution of my entire IT infrastructure. When I need to recover datas from backup, Veeam is always here to help me. We are totally amazed also to see how the data-deduplication and compression features inside Veeam are powerful because it decreased backup and replication times a lot! The integration with Veeam Cloud Connect (online cloud storage) is also amazing and definitely fits ours business needs.

What do you dislike?

We don't have much to complain about Veeam, the only thing we currently have problem with at first deployment is that the software is do huge on ressources that if you don't set throttling rules/schedule, you can completely drain all system ressources of the entire servers infrastructure during backup and replication sequence.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam products are outstanding and the quality of the company's support makes it the perfect solution for backup and replication in your organization.

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

We formerly performed backup using a file copy level script, which is very slow and long because it have to compare all files. Now with Veeam we have 10x more efficient backup as it's working with block changes tracking. We also gained a way longer backup retention period because of the amazing features of deduplication and data compression.

What Online Backup solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Veeam review by Jason D.
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"Great product for VMware disk to disk backups."

What do you like best?

How fast the nightly backups take. The ability to not backup deleted files on a file server is huge! Fast restore options as well make restoring files or full servers very easy and fast. Also the interface is easy to maneuver once you get it down. I really cannot think of a better option to backup our environment.

What do you dislike?

A little steep learning curve if you delve into the more advanced features. Still the product delivers especially when running in a virtualized environment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Newer versions of Veeam let you bypass deleted files. Make sure you select this option because it can save you lots of space when backup up a file server.

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

Backup of mission critical data is crucial knowing we can be backup and running in hours should a catastrophe happen.. We can backup more in less time with Veeam.

Veeam review by Alexander W.
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"Great for replicaiton!"

What do you like best?

Setup is easy and you can set up to 48 points of replication, which is great for our time sensitive systems that process money. Getting a system back up and running when the original VM has failed is also easy, and makes everyone's life SO easy.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found a way to push backups (full backups) to AWS or Azure yet via a plugin that exists somewhere, but I can't find it. It would be nice if that plugin was easily available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Figure out how much data you can lose, and make sure you spread out your replication points to meet that need. We do about every two hours, but only so we have a longer replication history to go back to.

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

We have several high up time servers that can't be down...ever. Veeam allows us to quickly and easily get our setup back up and running in the event of a catastrophe. We have had to use it twice in the 3.5 years I have been here, but not since we upgrades our back end. One thing we realized our first time was that we weren't setting enough replication points, which changed rather quickly once we realized this.

Veeam review by Austin S.
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"Veeam Just Works, And It's Quite Refreshing"

What do you like best?

We have had Veeam for almost two years now, and it has been nothing but a joy to use. The interface is clean and simple, the recovery process is easy and fast, and the server-side client gives you more than enough tools to effectively manage your backups and endpoints. Even for bare metal restores, the process is very simple. In under an hour, your dead computer is completely restored, as if nothing ever happened. This does require some effort on your part though, as it is up to you to create the recovery media needed for bare-metal restores for each end user. However, once everything is set up, you generally don't have to worry about it. Another element of Veeam that sets them above the competition is their support. There is a cost to access their premium support, but it is well worth it. They are there when you need them, and are very knowledgeable about their product. They will get you up and running again very quickly. Overall, this product is outstanding, we will continue to use them for years to come. We are now looking into their offsite cloud solution to host our secondary backups as well, and I am sure that their quality will not falter even when hosting our data off-premise.

What do you dislike?

I have heard that this may be coming out in a future update, but there is still no centralized management for end user workstations. That means if you need to update the settings, or change the back-up destination, time, or time-frame, you have to go to the actual computer and update it there. It's not a big deal if you don't change your settings often, but it can be a hassle when you do.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out. You will be glad you did the first time you restore a completely broken computer without issues.

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

Endpoint, server, and VM backups. Plain and simple. The best thing about Veeam is the ease of use. The interface is simple, but also very powerful. On the end-user's computer, the agent is very simple, and does not contain too much information, whereas, on the client-side, the reporting tools hold a huge amount of data that you can mine for information on your backup architecture.

Veeam review by Randy M.
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"Worthwhile investment for small to medium sized companies!"

What do you like best?

1. Ease of use - Compared to previous systems, Veeam has the best GUI and it's easy to get comfortable with the product. Training new users on it is a breeze.

2. Speed - We are enjoying the backup speeds compared to similar products, and having it work so effortlessly makes it easy to schedule jobs.

What do you dislike?

1. Support response time could be faster. We had a long running quirk since 9.5 update 1 that took two months to make any progress on. We have it working correctly now, but there's still a configuration that we can set to trigger this problem again. Support also seems to be in non-US time zone(australia I believe,) so you'll hear from them at the beginning of the work day and maybe once again at the end of the day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Research options in storage to accompany the Veeam Suite. HPE StoreOnce appliances are nice, but they add an additional layer of dissection when it's time to solve a problem.

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

Having offsite replication set up using change block tracking saves a ton of bandwidth and gives more resiliency in the event of a disaster. WAN accelerators further speed up our replication jobs. Tape jobs can utilize one stream per drive for awesome speed as well. All of this combines into a platform that saves us a ton of time and resources that our previous solution did not.

Veeam review by Administrator in Government Administration
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"Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5"

What do you like best?

Veeam Backup and Replication is easy to use, performs flawlessly, and support is excellent. The interface is intuitive to use. I have not needed to use support too many time with this product because of the ease of use and how well the product performs. Response from support is fast and questions are answered quickly. They do their best to assist you whenever it is needed.

What do you dislike?

The application and ongoing support costs are a little pricey, but in this case you do get what you pay for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth your time to investigate this product. Free trials are available.

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

The ability to backup Vmware VM's as well as using an agent to backup physical servers or encrypted servers and have the ability to restore down to the file level. Monitoring is easy. Backups work consistently. Restoring is easy and fast.

Veeam review by Evan L.
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"Veeam is probably the best, most comprehensive, and easy to use Backup and Recovery platform!"

What do you like best?

The things I like best about Veeam:

1) Ease of use for day to day operations

2) Good documentation and support network

3) Relatively affordable licensing models

4) Lots of features built in to help you keep track of your backup and replication jobs

What do you dislike?

The performance of hot-add disks during backup and/or replication sometimes isn't the greatest, but much of that blame is actually on the storage.

I do find that occasionally my jobs take longer than they should and don't update their progress bar unless I leave the job and come back.

I also don't like the fact that very rarely, when a job falls apart it can fail to remove the snapshots and leave way too much of a footprint on your datastore(s).

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's probably going to be tough to beat. They just introduced a Linux agent too, which will help plenty of people. I plan to deploy it on my Linux guests within the next 3 to 6 months to gain file-level granularity and exclusions, etc.

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

We use Veeam for VM backups and replication to an offsite datacenter. It allows us to have pretty good confidence in the quality of our backups and replicated VMs.

Veeam review by Denis P.
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"Veeam Suite Makes VMWare easy"

What do you like best?

The granular status views into all levels of the hypervisor in VeeamOne Monitor. You can drill down from the datacenter, cluster or host to get all the performance and alert data that you need in historical graphs that are much better than vCenter

What do you dislike?

The license key model lagged behind the integration of the two products, so every support renewal it was a major hassle to convert and apply the license keys to the VeeamOne and Veeam B&R products. I think that has been streamlined now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Exagrid backup appliance with the Exagrid integrated repository type.

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

Reliable and improved RPO and RTO for business critical servers with backups integrated with Exagrid dedup appliances and Replication to DR site using Veeam. With replication, I can have a cold standby for all critical servers at the DR site that can be spun up within minutes of a failure.

Veeam review by Sibin S.
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"Excellent backup tool"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. Simple to deploy. Outstanding support in case of rare issues.

Ability to create test environment from existing backups very easily.

Features like integration with existing storage vendors. Also the product automatically checks for backup integrity by using Surebackup. In case of any rare error, simple messages are shown which will help anyone to find what caused the issue.

What do you dislike?

Delay in implementing physical server backup integration with existing products. Like deploying veeam agents with existing console etc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always look for a vendor that has good support. Try the product before you make an investment. You will find Veeam much easier to work with. An excellent return on your investment.

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

Verifying existing backups automatically.

No need to invest in additional resources for dev environment. Can leverage backups.

Veeam review by Javier Enrique Q.
Javier Enrique Q.
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"Veeam as a Backup Solution"

What do you like best?

Veeam is a great backup solution, its system is completely different from the current we have because it provides lot of options, and it gave us a lot of options to work in the backup and restore process.

What do you dislike?

We were trying to implement Veeam in my company,, but we didn't have enough time to check all the functionalities, but the extension of Veeam itself couldn't allow us to check all the info backed up. We unfortunately couldn't keep working on that, so that is the only thing we dislike about that software solution

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam is a great backup solution, its system is completely different from the current we have and it gave us a lot of options to work with the backup and restore process.

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

We unfortunately couldn't keep working on that, but in the near future we hope to try again with this backup and restore solution.

Veeam review by James M.
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""The only" choice for virtual machine backups"

What do you like best?

So easy to setup backups, replicas and copies. Takes no time at all to ensure you are fully covered for both backups and disaster recovery. Expansion of the solution to tape archiving or replicas remotely is a doddle and if there is any issues, you can get through to a fantastic support team in no time and they work hard to get you sorted and backing up again in no time.

What do you dislike?

Taken a little time to get access to the physical server backup aspect, so we can have all backup under one roof. Its still in its infancy but seems to be going in the right direction.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure you plan out your backup strategy and storage requirements carefully... this product is excellent and you can recover quickly from any issue but if you have chosen cheap backup media (IE slow or manual rotation) then you could delay your team inadvertently.

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

This was implemented as a means to ensure that our virtual platform was covered with backups and replicas, to meet the need for continuity and recovery from any eventuality. It as done that quickly and easily.

Veeam review by George W.
George W.
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"Better more manageable backups in a shorter time-slot"

What do you like best?

The interface is intuitive and well laid out, everything is explained well and the help resources are second to none. Support is great and very responsive. The minimal issues we've had have been resolved very quickly usually on the first contact.

What do you dislike?

The only dislike I have is the way licensing is handled, their licensing portal could use some work as keys and downloads are kind of a pain to get to.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it, you wont be sorry

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

Backup of 90+ VMs in under 4 hours. Competing products didn't come anywhere close.

Veeam review by Daniel A.
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"Most versatile backup product on the market today"

What do you like best?

I guess if I had to pick one thing it would be the ease of use. Veeam's software product has come a long way in a short time. Every version they release gets easier and easier to use which makes administration tasks simple.

What do you dislike?

I don't know if there's anything specifically that I dislike. When it comes to IT products, they often can't predict every environment. I guess maybe they can work on reading minds.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up a test environment and go through their trial. Ask LOTS of questions and make sure to utilize their support. Everything from start to finish is top notch in my opinion. Their KB is good, but their support is MUCH better. They're responsive, consistent, and helpful all the way around!

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

VM backup of hosts, clusters, and s2d clusters, along with vSphere. Seems to do everything really well.

Veeam review by Mike B.
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"Great for Daily/Hourly Backups and Disaster Recovery"

What do you like best?

I use it to Replicate working copies of my VM's to Onsite and Offsite Hyper-V Servers. I can use these Replications to restore a file, entire VM, or run my replicated VM's from the backup Hyper-V server in the event my main Hyper-V server goes down. Having a Hyper-V server offsite with exact running copies of all my VM's give me a disaster recovery location I can run my entire network from. And since it only copies the changed files I can relocate in minuets not hours.

What do you dislike?

When a replication fails it take some work to get it working again and has everything to do with volume shadow copies completing correctly or as I see it opening and closing correctly. Also there are times if a replication fails it doesn't clean up the failed files before trying to start the next replication. I had to learn how to clean up failed VSS writers and bad VSS Checkpoints.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You find anything that will get you up and running instantly with working VM's that does require special software to do it.

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

Problems Solved

1 = If a VM fails I can quickly run that VM from my Backup Hyper-V Server

2 = If disaster strikes our main location I can run everything at my backup location within hours.

3= I can mount the VM and get any single files I need out of it.

4= I can setup hourly, daily, weekly, or Monthly replications because it only moves the changed data.

Benefits

I can sleep at night knowing my employers data is safe.

Veeam review by Ryen B.
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"Veeam Availability Suite "

What do you like best?

The ease of access and configuration. Setting up the console and server was very simple and fast. The GUI for creating jobs is precise and tells you everything that you will need to know. Editing and running jobs is as simple as a one click. Veeam is pretty much fully automated to run at when I need it to at down times with little to none service disruption to our customers.

What do you dislike?

Forums not always helpful with answers. When some of our jobs have failed, the error codes never really help when it comes to figuring out how to fix it. Forums are a mess with a bunch of people with the same error but always there seems to be 40 different ways to address the solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Think about integrating a Cisco 3X60 server solution to work with Veeam. Together, those products make the implementation and administration way easier on all fronts.

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

Solving our need for backup and replication of all of our physical and virtual machines.

Veeam review by Joshua P.
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"Keeps getting better in 9.5"

What do you like best?

Veeam as a backup product is fully featured and reasonable fast. Support has been very responsive and knowledgeable in resolving any issues.

The 9.5 release has increased my backup speed by over 75% compared to the 9.0 release and their various best practice guidelines have allowed me to gain even more performance.

SureBackup takes awhile to configure, but being able to view my backups being restored into an isolated environment and ensure they boot allowed me to feel even more comfortable that the solution is sound.

What do you dislike?

There is not a view when restoring to look at a particular folder or file and scroll backwards through the restore points to find when a file or folder was updated or missing. Often users will report a file missing sometime in the last week, and we have to manually select a date, navigate through all of folder structure, and if it isn't there, then we have to select another restore point and then navigate through the structure again. That slows down our response time to locate the proper backup

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

General file backup and disaster recovery are both covered by Veeam. Our typical restore scenario is a file corrupt or missing and needing it restored, but sometimes an entire VM is needed to be restored, which only takes a few minutes.

Veeam review by Nicolas U.
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"Veeam helped me to do my office migration."

What do you like best?

I can create VM replication in another location with different VCenter.

It Connects with VMware and check all the VMs I have in my environment, it helps to maintain all my VM backed up.

The new feature of Scale'out backup repositories is one of the best improvements because due to the limitation in VMware of having virtual disks up to 2 TB on version 5.5 forced me to create several disks then several repositories been a headache to manage backups Vs repositories. In addition, if I had a VM with more than 2TB on data, it was even more complicated.

What do you dislike?

I couldn't improve the replication speed adding more proxies, even if I had a big bandwidth.

Veeam should have a web interface manager once the server is installed.

Missing the possibility to limit the amount od memory RAM used by the application, sometimes it goes to the top even using the pagefile. I get several alerts when the Veeam backup is running because it is taking all the page file and of course the memory RAM.

Could be better to have better access to log to have easiest troubleshooting. Sometimes there is not enough information.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam is quite easy to implement even for a medium environment. Scalability is great, fro example you can add new disks to repositories by using Scale-out Repository.

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

We had to migrate the office datacenter location. Veeam helped me to migrate all my VMs with not long down time.

Veeam review by Hernán P.
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"Veeam - Availability in virtual environments"

What do you like best?

As a client of the Enterprise version of Veeam, I can say quesin doubt there is a product that offers flexibility, simplicity, ease of use and speed with which the product has.

The ease with which we were able to implement our company Veeam was really amazing. The product is really fast for both installation and general operation. We are really satisfied and not even think of another product.

Also excellent including Veeam Remote Console, which allows you to work from my computer without having to connect the server through an RDP session.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Only lack support pair backups of physical machines, but in 2016 vForum I learned that it will be incorporated into version 9.5 to be released Próximanente, therefore sun and totally complete product that lacks nothing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy of use

Easy to manage

Complete solution

Completely compatible with VMware and Microsoft

Faster RPO

Wonderful!

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

In my case, I have protected my entire VMware infrastructure Veeam. Besides being able to recover a VM in extremely short times, you can recover files from a particular File Server within minutes. In the case of SQL Server you can retrieve individual tables also within minutes. It really is a product that offers continuous protection and gives peace of mind to use.

Veeam review by Steven T.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

I love how it can give me everything in a single pane of glass. It's intuitive and works great for my job. It's great at finding problems we would have never known we had. It was very easy to set up and very easy for others to learn as well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes things can be a little slow when integrating with VMware, but otherwise we haven't had any issues with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly consider that everyone that has Veeam uses this because it's a great software for productivity.

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

We don't have to monitor what is having errors and where anymore because it's all in one window

Veeam review by John M.
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"My saving grace ..."

What do you like best?

Veeam backup was my rescue tool after a major disruption issue in the network. It turned out that the recovery was solely dependent on Veeam backups. After sweating profusely for a number of days, recovery became reality for me.

Thank you Veeam!

What do you dislike?

nothing I have found in my experience with Veeam for my needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The pricing Veeam had at the time of our purchase fit our budget. The product has been easy to use but features available when needed without major issues or complications

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

Duplicate backups stored in different places, locations automatically.

Recovery of data within a crippled network from malicious events.

lets me maintain my one person it shop in the company without too much concern of backup and recovery.(I don't think that anyone is totally without any concerns of recovery no matter what the solution being used is. , just my opinion)

Veeam review by Administrator in Computer Networking
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"Best backup solution"

What do you like best?

Very simple solution with a lot of possibility. We replace all currentlty backup solution with veeam. All on demand restore save a lot of time to all of users. Anyway, we have customer which have all possibility to use : oracle, sql, sharepoint, exchange, AD... and there never go back to the old backup solution. Something important is the necessity do not have an agent into VM, so CPU is not taken into the VM, only on the ESX host when create the snapshot, it's more quickly to backup with that solution, more when it's block copy and not a file copy.

What do you dislike?

Not supported NFS and SMB share for the moment, but we hope V10 will did that very good. Also, product is long to start on a lot of server. Not really a problem, just the GUI which is slow. When we a en emmergency, we hope that the server will be start. End support is good but can be ameliorate, sometime they give to us KB and we lost some days to go on the problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not cost a lot if we compare of all time it will be save !

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

Lost a complete datastore, someone which have delete windows partition of data server. Anyway, a user which have lost data into exchange mailbox one year ago, we use the tape from veeam and restore the email. It take a long time to restore from tape but user what happy and it's the most important !

Veeam review by Scott R.
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"Veeam Availability Suite - A technical review"

What do you like best?

I have used Veeam for many years in various businesses varying in size from 10 to 500 user environments.

The product has come a long way and I find it personally easy to navigate around the GUI interface.

I've used it in both Hyper-V and VMware environment and found no issues in either platform.

The granular restore versus that of it's competitors such as DATTO and Shadow Protect is far more friendly to use. Mailbox restores, File restores are all easy to access. It would be great if restoration times were faster but I'm sure with time this will improve.

Veeam has been pushing hard into the cloud sector and it's nice to see a wide variety of cloud storage options to choose from.

What do you dislike?

The flexibility of using your own backup storage has it's own pro's and con's and it's easy to underspec and bottle neck your own backup environment. DATTO on the other hand is a top to tail solution which takes the guess work out of finding and purchasing your own backup storage. Perhaps Veeam could partner with a storage provider such as QNAP or Synology?

Recommendations to others considering the product

The trial offers you the best insight into the product. Try it and see for yourself!

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

Veeam Availability Suite has allowed me to build solutions around a small budget where bigger providers such as Datto would otherwise be cost prohibitive.

Veeam has also allowed me to provide replication services without the need of purchasing more expensive VMware licenses.

Veeam review by Tim S.
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"Efficient VM backups at an affordable cost"

What do you like best?

After the initial learning of how to set up the product, I found that is has been a breeze to set up a VM - and then feel secure knowing that Veeam is there to recover data if I need it to. I like the brick level backup features most.

What do you dislike?

I have found that after an install of the product on a 2012 server, and needing to uninstall and reinstall, the product does not cleanly uninstall to allow reinstall efficiently. I feel a little more time and effort need to be put into the installer/uninstaller so that this does not happen.

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

I have noted that it's a fast way to recover not only whole VM's but file level content within the VM's easily.

Veeam review by Erik W.
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"Best backup solution in town!"

What do you like best?

Veeam is very easy to set up and offers a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to backup media. The ability to fire up a VM right from the backup media is also very handy! Veeam is also able to make use of the built-in Windows Server 2012 R2 de-duplication when storing on DASD. This saves an incredible amount of space and allows for longer retention periods.

What do you dislike?

For larger file server restores it can take a very long time to load the media catalog. Technical support isn't terrible but could be better if there were US-based representatives. When logging tickets, their response time is generally good.

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

I am able to backup my file servers and am able to very quickly and efficiently recover them in the event of an issue. I can also use the backup copy job to get my data off site.

Veeam review by Steve V.
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"Best Backup Software on the market"

What do you like best?

It just works. I get good reporting on my backups, as well as the confidence that when called upon, the backups will restore without a problem.

What do you dislike?

Wider support for various Storage Area Networks and Cloud storage vendors for some of the nifty direct tools they have.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Everyone I've recommended this software to has loved it and purchased it for their use. This is a great company that is continually informing and educating customers.

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

Affordability and reliability were the biggest problems we had. Veeam was cheaper and better than our last backup solution, and it was an easy decision to move.

Veeam review by Gordon G.
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"Quality Backups with More Options and Less Hassle"

What do you like best?

Veeam is extremely easy to use, and introduces some features that were new to our organization. Recovery is simple and allows for single file extraction. We've also had great experiences with customer service.

What do you dislike?

We still experience a few file failures using Veeam. The upside is that running the backup again is fast and easy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam is a very simple, yet powerful solution to server backups. It's speed and cloud backup make it the best solution out there currently.

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

We replaced Symantec due to recent failures and a lack of manufacturer support. Veeam was an obvious choice when comparing features. The backups are quicker, and recovery is much easier and accessible. The ability to easily pull individual files from the backups has also proven useful on occasion.

Veeam review by Leon W.
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"Reliable. Does what it's supposed to."

What do you like best?

The e-mail alerts and status updates are very very easy to read making failure or troubleshooting much easier. The interface, though we're using an older version, is easy to use and intuitive. I love that I can use it with hyper-v should I choose to as well as with vmware.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit pricey. To my understanding there is no perpetual licensing option so renewal packages are not my favorite. I have since migrated away from the older version of VEEAM I was using and do manual backups on my new system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend really making sure that it saves you on the time AND convenience factor. Though - if you're managing any more than a few VM's it's a must!

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

Server infrastructure backup. Easy disaster recovery and on demand recovery.

Veeam review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"a must have product!"

What do you like best?

The Veeam Availability Suite is a must have if you're a systems administrator or work in IT.

You can quickly restore from a backup if your current server crashes.

I have done most restores from specific mails in an Exchange mailbox, to doing full restores of servers for production or test network environments.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing that's too drastic that I dislike about this product. So far it does what it is supposed to do. If anything, some of the wording could be improved, there's a couple that are vague and makes you feel uncertain if you're going to overwrite an existing or not...

Recommendations to others considering the product

would highly recommend others to at least take a look at this product.

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

quick backups and restores without too much of a downtime. We have used products before where a restore would take days if not half a day. In our current day and age, there's no time to spare for downtime.

Veeam review by Administrator in Religious Institutions
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"VEEAM Software in ESX Environment"

What do you like best?

Fast, efficient. Easy to use interface. Works very well in our ESX 6.x environment. Single pane of glass management of all our hosts and VM's. It was setup by a virtualization integrator so we are simply managing what was already setup.

What do you dislike?

When we were looking at getting more experience and training, the systems engineer assigned to us was covering such a large territory that we had significant difficulty getting post-sales support. We had to rely on the main telephone number for any help. I would like to see tighter integration with ESX management console.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lot's of choices out there. Many bundled with the storage vendor. Leverage that.

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

Snap shot recovery for failback, rollups. We'd like to take more advantage of the software to do remote disaster recovery and business continuity cases. We've been able to recover from bad software updates and OS corruptions so it's saved us a lot of time rebuilding VM's or critical server roles.

Veeam review by Jon S.
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"Veeam is a great compliment to VMWare."

What do you like best?

Veeam is that extra assurance you need that everything on your VM Cluster is working just as it's supposed to. Add that with the assurance of its great backup tool and it sure helps an admin sleep better at night.

What do you dislike?

You definitely need to fine tune the alerts and settings when you start, otherwise your inbox looks like it's under attach. Once tuned, those provide invaluable information.

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

Trying to manage the uptime and backups on our VM cluster was much more tedious before we got Veeam.

Veeam review by Administrator in Maritime
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"Gonna Ly a back solution that you can trust "

What do you like best?

It works like a dream, backs up live servers and desktops to repositories then copies them to the cloud. 3 - 2 1 perfection. Excellent support all around including the account manager

What do you dislike?

Recently the 9.5 update 2 was released. We updated but our cloud provider had not any time to prepare. We could not back up to the cloud until we uninstalled and reinstalled 9.5 update 1. We had to wait several weeks for the cloud connect partner to update their infrastructure. There should have been a release to the cloud connect partners in advance and a way to easily roll back updates

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

Backing up all our servers on and off the domain including all desktops managed from a single Console. Microsoft's essentials could not do this very well and lacked reporting

Veeam review by Charlie S.
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"Great backup software for VMware environment"

What do you like best?

This software is designed very well although not always intuitive. The speed of backup is good and even better with supported storage. Creating backup jobs are fairly easy with lots of options.

What do you dislike?

The setup for Veeam can be confusing depending on your infrastructure. More thorough documentation for alternate setups with best practices would be a bonus.

Backups on devices not partnered with Veeam can be slow and cause lengthy delays in snapshot removal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If able, purchase storage Veeam has partnered with.

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

We utilize Veeam for Backups and Disaster Recovery for our VMware environment.

Veeam review by Kurt A.
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"Great VMWare Backup Product"

What do you like best?

Veeam has worked great for our backup needs. We run hourly replications on two separate VMWare Servers to a "Replication Server." Veeam handles this with no problem. Veeam was very easy to set up and to use on a daily basis.

What do you dislike?

I do not currently have anything negative to say about Veeam. We have used it's Restore features without issue when testing and in live environments.

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

I am solving the rigorous backup requirements that we have. Veeam handles the type of backups and replications that we require and more. I have realized how important backup products are and how important it is that the products do what they say they will (which Veeam does.)

Veeam review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Simplified Restoring and Backups"

What do you like best?

Extremely easy to load a vm snapshot to single item, multiple item or complete restore of multiple systems from files to exchange and sql. The management interface is simple to use, backups can be configured to speed up the throughput on the larger systems. Application awareness for truncating log files.

What do you dislike?

Issues with taking backup of exchange with databases mounted, this has caused the backups to cause the databases to failover and at times stop the VSS that you have to restart the services.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It does a great job for small and large virtualized organization. Your IT Staff will love the simplicity and short time to restore.

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

Backing up 100's of virtualized servers daily and allowing a months worth of vm restore points without having to go to the tape archive to locate. With being supplied the correct information it is quick to mount a restore point and dive directly to where we need to restore a single/multiple items, we can restore directly back to the original location or save it in an alternate spot. With exchange you can mount some ones complete mailbox and dive granular, and for sharepoint it will load you the site collection in Explorer view to easily locate and recover. If have even used to recover from crypto-virus that infected our file servers with minimal downtime and loss of information.

Veeam review by Administrator in Government Administration
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"Hot Tub Time McVeamm"

What do you like best?

I like the granularity of being able to restore one file (or a set of folders) from whichever restore point. I'm looking forward to getting 9.5 installed so that we can restore from Nimble snapshots, then we'll have way more restore points available.

I also like the explorer for Exchange; I haven't tried the AD or SQL server ones. I bet that it's easier to use the AD explorer than to un-tombstone an object in adsiedit.

What do you dislike?

I think all of my current issues stem from our own implementation, and are things that will be resolved on our end soon. Our current Veamm servers are both on Server 2008, and some of the DBs for them are SQL Server 2005.

Because we currently have our Veamm storage from one vendor, up to now we've only been able to back up some machines, and in some ways this has meant that the machines that my predecessors created took precedence simply because they existed at the time Veamm was initially set up. Now we won't have to choose.

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

The business problems we usually get are along the lines of "I accidentally deleted a folder". Any time you can do that, you can potentially stop the productivity loss of all the time that organization employees put into creating that work product(s). There's definitely value to the business there.

I could also see using Veamm as a tool for pulling up emails regarding lawsuits, I think for the most part we do that all in Exchange with discovery mailbox, but it's not a trivial task.

With 9.5 we'll be using only our primary storage snapshots with Veamm, so we're going to save a lot of money (in the long run) and rack space. I like that we can selectively restore a few items rather than having to re-instantiate the VM as a clone. Up until now, we've only been able to apply Veamm to a selection of our VMs, but now it will be for all snapshots that we've retained.

Veeam review by Ryan P.
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"Veeam provides no worry backups!"

What do you like best?

It is easy to setup and use, and the support has been great. We never have to worry if our backups have worked or not.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be a little slow, and not all the tabs display the information you think they should.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has worked great for us, and it is well worth the money. If you are using virtualization, Veeam should be your first choice.

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

It solved how to backup and replicate all our virtual machines without having to install clients on all of them. It has been great to just point Veeam at a Hyper-V server and have it work.

Veeam review by David P.
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"A rock solid product!"

What do you like best?

We really appreciate the ease of use and robustness of the product. We have a small IT staff, so once we had things setup we were able to move on to other IT initiatives. Also being a small shop makes it difficult to keep up with regularly checking on the virtual machine backups, so the reliability of the system was a huge plus for us.

What do you dislike?

We have yet to find something we do not like about the product. The product just works. We have not run into any issue or problems in the last 5 years of use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In the last 5 years we have not bothered to look for other competing solutions as we are extremely satisfied with Veeam.

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

Protection and high availability of our virtual systems is a priority. This system was an easy answer to that.

Veeam review by Brandon M.
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"Great product for disaster recovery and short term backups, lacks archival choices"

What do you like best?

It is a very competent product that backups and and understands most kinds of enterprise data. Data can be replicated and copied easily between other sites.

What do you dislike?

Veeam does not offer legal holds, or other forms of long term retention without requiring some workarounds in software.

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

We use it to backup and recover from disasters in our environment. It is our goto recovery for application level recovery as well.

Veeam review by User in Executive Office
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"Veeam Provides Robust Availability"

What do you like best?

We have been using Veeam products for quite some time and what I like best is how Veeam has become less and less intrusive on environments and the speed at which tasks are completed. Very good backend integration with all the major players in the VM and Storage arena.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about this product. Sometimes upgrading from version to version can expose issues that need to be worked through. Support is very good about assisting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the trial and give it a shot.

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

The backup window for our data was an issue, with the use of Veeam we are able to quickly backup and get data to our DR location.

Veeam review by Brian B.
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"Great Backup and Replication Tool"

What do you like best?

Easy deployment and Great functionality.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to complain about with software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try and find a vendor that has a great install and support track record. Take a trial run and set a test environment before you make the investment. The interface is straight forward and easy to work with.

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

Backup and Disaster Recovery. Good reporting tools and saves us a lot of time, money, resources and worry.

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"The best backup solution for VM backups"

What do you like best?

The product is extremely easy to use. It is very efficient and fast. Recovery is extremely easy to accomplish. It makes running our virtual environment extremely easy.

What do you dislike?

The speed in which it reads backups to accomplish recoveries could stand some improvement. Also the licensing could yes some clarify, it tends to be a bit convoluted and confusing at times. Also better support for offsite drives would be huge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Check the licensing you are looking to purchase carefully. This part can be a bit confusing and you want to make sure you are purchasing what you need. Also make sure you combine like machines into one job. This will dramatically reduce the size of your backups.

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

The need for reliable backups has been solved. Also our need for an offsite copy incase of disaster recovery.

Veeam review by Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"I love Veeam!"

What do you like best?

Veeam has been a total game changer in the field of virtual backups. It has completely revolutionized how we back up our infrastructure and has saved us immeasurable time and money.

What do you dislike?

I think the Veeam Agent is a great way to utilize Veeam for physical machines, but the tool needs further development to be truly useful. For instance, the backups can only be configured on the backup source machine, not the backup server. This makes configuration management difficult.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it! And make sure you get the most out of VeeamOne.

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

We are now able to back up our virtual and physical infrastructure using one tool, including secondary backups to a DR site. In addition, we are able to monitor the backups and our VM environment using VeeamOne which provides is with tremendous tools for planning and resource management.

Veeam review by Daniel H.
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"One of the best DR suites I have used."

What do you like best?

Block level backup so it's fast. Does both backup and replication. Replication allows both failover AND failback so you don't have to manually move data back to production after an issue. Also integrates offsite DR solutions to cloud storage. Now they also do physical machines. Really a great suite.

What do you dislike?

Requires a certain skill level to implement on your own. Make sure you have your DR strategy planned out well. But, this might be a good thing. Lack of planning and over reliance on tech is dangerous.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A strong contender.

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

Increased up time and reduced loss during problem times.

Veeam review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Veeam Availability Suite Review"

What do you like best?

You can upload a VM snapshot with ease for a single item and also for multiple items. The good thing about Veeam is that you can choose which specific files to restore or simply restore the entire system or server. It can restore SQL and also exchange depending on what you want to recover from the lost data. . You will also be notified if any of the files is not backed up into the system so that you can go back and correct that error for efficiency.

What do you dislike?

Minor, which means that we still get out the best out of the Veeam Availability Suite. I had problems with the exchange backup process where the databases connected to the system fail at times. When this happens, the entire process shuts down and you have to start all over again.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommend for Disaster Recovery purposes.

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

Data backup and protection is crucial to big and small businesses and Veeam takes care of it quite professionally.

Veeam review by Lorenz M.
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"Overly complicated"

What do you like best?

Veeam might be a good solution for an enterprise with a large IT department.

What do you dislike?

The first impression was just "aweful complicated" and "where to start ?!". I think Veeam is not suited for small are medium sized enterprises.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam seems the most complete solution, but if you have limited time to learn new software, choose something simpler.

A big problem is documentation. I didn't find any concise manual, the official manual has 900+ pages !

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

I looked for a simple yet full-fledged backup solution.

Veeam review by Dawid K.
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"Veeam - The best virtual backup solution available, no doubt!"

What do you like best?

Honestly the list here could go on and on especially with new version 9 released recently this product is one of my favorites pieces of software ever invented. Here is just few top features:

- instant VM recovery let you start VM directly from backup

- file level recovery

- item level recovery Veeam Explorer form MS Exchange, SQL, SharePoint

- web recovery portal for help desk person

- backup encryption, compression, deduplication, swap exclusions

- guest files

What do you dislike?

Interface colours - just kidding nothing really, top product!

In our environment it just works!

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

Managing virtual machines backups in multi site environment from single operation console.

Ability for backup operators to easily restore virtual machines or files.

Backup and recovery time is great and it gets even better with almost every new release.

Veeam review by Administrator
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"Simple and powerful backup for your virtual environment"

What do you like best?

Veeam backup is simple and, at the same time, powerful and reliable. It is the kind of tool that you are able to manage in just a few minutes because it is very intuitive. Processes to backup and restore are very very simple.

You have the possibility to backup VMware and Hyper-V infrastructures. Enter the credentials of your vCenter and you will be able to see your VMs. After that, you just need to create a job and add the VMs you want to backup. You can configure options to:

- optimize the space with the use of compression and deduplication.

- enhance security encrypting your backups

- enable email notifications with the results of your backups.

- you can quiesce the VMs to take consistent backups.

There is another interesting feature that allows to replicate your VMs to a disaster recovery location. We were using this option to replicate critical VMs every hour. Again, this process is very simple.

What do you dislike?

The only negative point is that you cannot copy physical servers and you cannot copy files at the operating system level. However, this is not very relevant this days because a high percentage of companies have migrated their environments to a virtual platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a fresh, intuitive and reliable backup tool for your virtual environment, do not hesitate, Veeam is your solution. I have worked with backup tools and Veeam is the one I would choose and recommend.

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

We have been able to replicate the VMs to a disaster recovery site in a very simple and reliable way.

We have been able to completely backup our virtual infrastructure saving storage capacity and time.

It helped us to reduce our RTO and RPO.

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Fantastic Product"

What do you like best?

Everything! This product is amazing, I have tried and used so many different backup and disaster recovery solutions and in my opinion 99% fall short of the feature set that is inherent within Veeam. Ease of set up, recoverability, knowledge base, support, etc is all very well done

What do you dislike?

Hard to say I dislike anything as the product meets all of my requirements. The obvious one being the fact that the solution does not inherently support physical machines but in the last year Veeam has come out with the Windows and Linux agents which from my experience work very well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please use this product, simple and plain. It will make your life much easier!

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

Providing a reliable and high integrity backup and recovery solution. The majority of backup and recovery products I have used I was always skeptical of the ability to restore and in a lot of situations where recovery was tested it was not fool proof... Veeam is fool proof!

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Veeam Product Review"

What do you like best?

Its the top VMware backup solution in the market. They free version is excellent. Easy to use interface and setup. Backups are really fast. The quick migration feature is something I really like and it has helped me a lot when disasters happen. I like the it also support Microsoft Hyper V backups as well.

What do you dislike?

Troubleshooting failed back ups or credential issues aren't easy and there's is not really much support or documentation on the Veeam site or on the internet but I'm sure in up coming releases they will address these issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it and you wont use another back up software to backup your images

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

Backups for our virtual servers. One of the benefits is being able to see virtual servers, storage and tape information for all devices on the network all on one interface.

Veeam review by Administrator in Banking
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"Veeam version 9"

What do you like best?

instant recovery. file level restore (especially exchange), ease of use, ease of setup, it just kind of works ya know... knowledgeable staff, nice forums for finding answers

What do you dislike?

lol. it's getting more expensive, but not by that much. personally I would love to see SRM able to manage veeam replicas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I use it within a VMware environment. it is fantastic. from the looks of it. if you have hyper-v... veeam really looks good for that as well.

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

backup, offsite backup. long term archival of backups. we also use some replications for key servers. Veeam One we also like for its presentation of relevant information. there are other products, but we really like veeam one.

Veeam review by Mike M.
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"Useful VMWare tool"

What do you like best?

Easy integration and interface with VMWare VCenter. The trial version allows us to create backups/ snapshots. Veeam sales seems very eager to help; I can make a simple phone call to Veeam sales and I can continue with evaluation/purchase of this product.

What do you dislike?

Free version has limited capabilities. It's you either buy the suite or that is it. Would like to see a tier based purchase system, were all I would be charged for is what I need; a tool to perform snapshots of my VMs. The sales department can be over bearing.

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

VM Snapshots.

Veeam review by Pierce F.
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"A great, easy to use and reliable backup solution for cirtual workloads"

What do you like best?

Veeam was very easy to integrate with our existing VMware environment. Creating backup jobs and setting up basic retention periods was very easy. Setting up secondary destinations and the WAN accelerator was also very simple, allowing us to quickly institute a robust backup strategy with offsite duplication. The deduplication and integrated CBT makes the backup footprint very small and causes a much smaller amount of network overhead compared to the other backup tools we've used.

We got the unfortunate opportunity of using Veeam a few weeks ago to restore an entire cluster of VMs (SAN Failure caused 10TB in VMs to require restoration) We found that 100% of attempted restores were successful and it allowed us to get back on track with a much smaller outage window compared to our old D2T solution.

Veeam Support has been relatively good, Though you can't instantly get someone on the phone, once they do call back (within 4 hours for a standard issue) I have always gotten a competent engineer, which is something you can't say about many other big players in the backup field.

What do you dislike?

We have had issues with dealing with our small footprint of legacy physical hosts. Unfortunately, we needed to make use of Veeam's file-copy functionality which is a far from ideal solution when it comes to backup of physical servers.

Retention Periods could use some work- I'd like the ability to set in one job multiple retention periods, IE: keep 30 days of dailies, 4 weekly's beyond that, and 12 monthly restore points beyond that.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Realize that while there may be some sticker shock especially if you're coming from an older solution such as BE, the price is nothing compared to lost data.

Make sure you have a disk based backup solution in place, While veeam can do a D2T backup, I recommend going with a D2D2D or D2D2T solution

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

We've been able to overcome a reliance on tape and backup Exec for our backups, which caused more headaches than it saved. By utilizing Veeam, we've been able to increase our RPO to include a much more broad range of restore options from hours ago to months ago on a relatively small storage footprint.

It has also allowed our RTO to go down to almost 0 from the notification of outage. Instant Recovery has allowed us to bring critical systems online quickly and get systems back into production in minutes not hours.

Veeam review by Benjamin P.
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"It just works"

What do you like best?

If you need backup or replication software this product just works. You also get an added bonus of getting Veeam One which will help you find out of scope items in your virtual enviroment

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can feel like troubleshooting is a little lacking if you do have a problem with the product, support isnt the best help in resolution either.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Know what you need for licensing and make sure your environment is virtualized. However they now have agents that will do your bare bone machines

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

Disaster recovery is not something that you have to worry about anyore

Veeam review by Vinh L.
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"Veeam software backup solution for VM"

What do you like best?

This is new software, good for backup virtual environment. It is easy to use, the interface is friendly.

What do you dislike?

Do not support backup Unix Solaris. I hope they will support more guest OS.

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

Easy to backup and restore VM. I love the feature ZIP VM and live migration.

Most of feature are enough for my requirement.

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Effective, easy-to-use backup software"

What do you like best?

-VM backup. It runs very stable. Only have to configure once, then leave it alone. Only get back to it when there is more VM to backup, just cloning from existing job, modify schedule, VMs then go

- In most of the cases, the backup jobs can resist against the failures caused by external factors, such as network congestion, system is busy in use. The failed jobs will be automatically retry

What do you dislike?

- The weakness of file backup

- The lack of other virtual environment backup than vmware and hyper-v, e.g virtualbox

- The notification method is not really flexible and sometime is treated as spam by some email systems

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is definitely a good backup solution for virtual infrastructure environment especially VMWare & Hyper-V

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

- Backup a bunch of project data, majority of them is virtual machines. VEEAM gave me worry-free backup solution. Just set it and forget it

Veeam review by Patrick M.
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"I have been using Veeam for about 4 years"

What do you like best?

The interface is very well thought out and easy to understand. I like the host-level backups so there is never an agent on prod servers. I like that I can create new VMs and know they will be backed up without any intervention from me.

What do you dislike?

I have a little trouble with non-persistent VDI backups. I get some errors depending on what the VDI is doing. I also wish there was a better backup job copy scheduler. It would be nice if Veeam would allow a copy to run once after the backup finished.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam has been a great tool. I would highly recommend this to anyone using ESXi or Hyper-v. I have used other tools like VDPa, and would recommend Veeam. The only real complaint I have is that dealing with my sales rep wan't always fun....and the few times I have had to call in to support I had to wait a while to get someone on the phone. Once a support person was on the phone, they usually fixed the issue quickly. I hope that the physical endpoint protection releases to an Enterprise "paid-for" version soon.

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

Server and VDI backups

Veeam review by Owen W.
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"Fantastic and simple Backup and Replication software."

What do you like best?

The deduplication and compression is fantastic allowing the backup of large VM estates with multiple restore points without the massive storage overhead normally associated with that level of RPO.

The ability to do "sure backup's" and "sure replicas" is fantastic, being able to test the backups automatically without any administration input has saved many hours of our time.

The Instant VM recovery has proved itself exceptionally useful on client sites,One example of this is a client became infected with cryptoware and found themselves being requested to pay extortionate amounts of money to have their files unlocked. Once the client called us up to explain what was happening, We were able to within a mater of minutes restore their entire infrastructure back to a point before the infection had taken place using instant restore. They were then able to continue working as the backup restored the afflicted Vm's back to the production infrastructure.

What do you dislike?

In all honesty I struggle to find any dislikes, so I will comment on missing functionality. At present although you can not backup physical server's this is not integrated into the main product so managing them is a bit of a administrative headache.

The support used to be an issue but recently seems to be much improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, as long as you are using a vitalised environment it will revolutionise your backups.

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

We are using this software at all client sites with vitalised infrastructures and have been able to win many deals with the functionality provided by this software, moving to Veeam has been like coming into the light of day having been in the darkness of backup exec for so many years.

Veeam review by Julian M.
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"Integration with VMWare works very well"

What do you like best?

I was able to hook it up with VMware and most of all there is a free version that allows you to use cmdlets for automation purposes.

What do you dislike?

Licensing can be expensive but its totally worth it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

start using the free version and if it meets ur needs, proceed with full ver.

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

using the free version for back up and recovery of my virtual infrastructure.

Veeam review by Rob R.
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"Good for virtual environments"

What do you like best?

I like how it can back up hosted and virtual environments without any issues. It works great and integrates with our citrix environment

What do you dislike?

I'd like to see better notification system for issues or failures.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have savvy tech people, this is a good backup solution. reporting leaves some to be desired, but overall, works great.

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

Benefits with backing up virtual environments. Works good for cloud backups.

Veeam review by BENJAMIN M.
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"A lot of features but not all of them work as described"

What do you like best?

When the replicas are working properly, I like how quickly they run.

What do you dislike?

To get the replicas to work quickly it takes a lot of finesse and tweaking and is not always intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is not a set up and leave it software. Over time it will require administration and rebuilding.

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

We need to have a one hour RPO/ RTO which we are able to do with this product.

Veeam review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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"No worry backups, easy restores."

What do you like best?

Veeam easily connects to all of our different servers and errors are much less frequent than our previous backup tool which always complained about the little things. Restores are easy, whether it's a whole server or just a single file.

What do you dislike?

Don't really like how the console takes your through some steps for restore and then launches another program, but that just helps you get to your destination quicker, you could do it all in one program if you choose to do it that way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a test run

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

We used to have frequent errors and had to manage tapes. Veeam allows us to backup to disk and cloud.

Veeam review by Administrator in Banking
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"Solid product. Easy to install and configure. Less so to troubleshoot."

What do you like best?

It works. If you just want basic backups, you can install this vanilla out of the box and be good to go. If you want to get under the covers and do more advanced things, you have the PowerShell cmdlets available to you.

What do you dislike?

The UI is not always intuitive when looking into operational issues. Troubleshooting operational issues can be challenging

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

business continuity, in a simple solution

Veeam review by Rich L.
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"Great backup solution for Virtualized Environments"

What do you like best?

Setup and management is easy. Had backups running in a few hours, Fewer issues with native VSS writers than with other products.

What do you dislike?

Better support for non virtualized infrastructure. There is a free physical infrastructure agent, but its not supported the same as the regular products.

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

Simple, agentless (host based) backup of virtualized infrastructure.

Veeam review by Evan C.
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"Make your VM Always Available"

What do you like best?

It provides a rapid recovery of the VM Servers and databases, and have a feature to monitor and get alerted for any operations there that might have a major impact.

What do you dislike?

I actually pretty impressed and love this software, it might be good if it can be used for physical server as well

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

Backing up, Fast Recovery,, Avoiding harm actions, data loss avoidance, assure the availability of the server

Veeam review by Petrit S.
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"It works!"

What do you like best?

It's very consistent, I've setup jobs years ago and have been running successfully since without manual interaction. Great support too! I've backed up VMs of many TBs and the "Reverse Incremental" feature is a huge disk saver. It is also very easy to migrate backup data from different locations

It is also able to backup on different level, i.e. ESX, Folder, Datastore

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike, it's a solid product. Maybe sometimes when jobs get cancelled there are leftover snapshots, but these can either be deleted next time Veeam server is rebooted or on the next job run

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to install, easy to use, easy to restore!

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

Backing up all the VMs in our infrastructure. That includes internal and external VMs

Veeam review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Does what it says on the tin"

What do you like best?

The ease of deployment and the ease of use. Adding virtual machines to be backed up and replicated is as simple as a few clicks while recovering application items and even entire servers is the same.

What do you dislike?

I do not have any notable pain points in when using Veaam. I if I had to pick something it would be the lack of a Windows agent for physical servers. The Linux agent is available but the windows agent is still in the pipeline. Once the windows agent is released I'll be able to consolidate all of our backup operations to Veeam and remove ArcServe from our environment.

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

Backup and recovery of Windows servers, Linux servers, SQL servers, Active Directory, and Exchange.

Veeam review by John B.
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"Replication tot he cloud"

What do you like best?

Veeam AS allows you to have virtual backups immediately available for restores locally and it allows you to replicate those virtual backups to the cloud with no additional software to purchase.

What do you dislike?

The only bad thing is that when you restore from the cloud - you pay for the entire back up to be restored. Not just a file search.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When purchasing the the software you buy it specifically for the type of storage you have.

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

Basically eliminating the need for a collocation with hardware to replicate your backups to.

Veeam review by Jorge G.
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"The best suite for backup and replication"

What do you like best?

Is easy to setup and easy to use, but is powerful to make any kind of backup and replication, we use for our datacenter in vmware.

What do you dislike?

the price is the only detail, but is really good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

is the most complete suite for backup and replication in the market

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

We have a full historic backup of all our virtual server in our datacenter based on vmware.

Veeam review by Mitch K.
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"Veeam is great virtual backup utility"

What do you like best?

The backups are easy to setup and configure. Restores are especially super fast to restore. I also like the ability to run a virtual machine from a backup.

What do you dislike?

Deciding which backup schema to use can be confusing at times. Also, we found that if you had raw disk mappings that you cannot back it up to a vault.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to buy the enterprise version.

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

Quick and reliable backups using disks instead of tapes.

Veeam review by Sean T.
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"Made our backups a non-issue. It just works."

What do you like best?

The simplicity and ease of installation, along with easy management of the Veeam toolset replaced what had long been a cumbersome and troublesome process for us. Veeam Availability Suite made backups and recovery a simple process for us.

What do you dislike?

Compared to our previous backup solution, there is very little to dislike about the tool.

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

Quick, reliable and consistent backup of our virtual environment is now a nightly occurrence. We can now protect our servers, data and applications from a single interface.

Veeam review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Worry-free backup and restoration at scale"

What do you like best?

Integration with ESXi, and Hyper-V. The smooth integration of CloudConnect for Backups and Replication.

ScaleOut Repositories for storage abstraction which allows better utilization of commodity hardware for fast backups and restorations.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that comes to mind, is that often the feature I need is "coming soon in the next release." Hardly a complaint ;)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Trial and proof of concept evaluation is always critical to ensure the best fit.

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

Protecting both infrastructure and customer data.

Veeam review by Christopher G.
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"VAS Overview"

What do you like best?

Modern backup, Instant VM Recovery, vPower, Virtual Lab, SureBackup, Veeam Reporter

What do you dislike?

Tape Design (not intuitive for the implementation and for the GFS

Recommendations to others considering the product

Efficient, easy to use, powerful.

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

Low RPTO, Cost project, Backup tests, infrastructure and backup monitoring

Veeam review by Administrator in Telecommunications
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"Amazing - feature-rich, fast, well-priced"

What do you like best?

We have a small business bundle that gives us backup and replication. This was the cheapest by far to other options that we priced out.

Also, the speed of the software is better than the previous software we used (by miles)

What do you dislike?

Wish Exchange 2007 was still supported - support has been great finding a workaround for this but I feel like this platform is still widely used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to size up the licensing costs alongside your hardware. Sometimes cheaper to reconfig/resize your sockets than buying additional licenses (or license types)

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

Shrinking backup window and improving RTO

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Best Backup Software for VMs"

What do you like best?

The setup for the software is pretty straighforward, and once it is set up it pretty much just works. We've had very little difficulty getting anything to back up, and restores are a breeze as well.

What do you dislike?

The retention settings for backups are not completely intuitive, which makes long term recovery requirements a bit difficult to nail down and maintain

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

We are backing up our entire virtual architecture with this software and have found that recoveries and even the backups themselves are easier to maintain and execute.

Veeam review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Reliable, Mostly complete backup sution"

What do you like best?

The interface is one of the easiest, most intuitive features of any product I have used in my 10 year IT career.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that a backup solution for physical machines is not included in the product by default. Don't get me wrong the add-on that is available is wonderful, but I think it should not be an add-on.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy and integrate Veeam, you won't regret it.

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

Veeam, in conjunction with Vsphere has given my datacenter and satellite location a level of high availability and DR that I have not experienced on my career. Or at least have not experienced with out causing an arm and leg.

Veeam review by User
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"Screeam not Veeam"

What do you like best?

The application is well designed and easy to use for VM backups... in theory. There are options for D2D, Cloud and tape backup. It's easy to set up and manage backup jobs. Compatibility with existing VM infrastructure is excellent.

What do you dislike?

Technical support is totally hit or miss so your problems may or not be resolved. I've submitted more tickets for this application than any I've ever worked with. It's extremely frustrating. Also, whenever I've installed mandatory updates I've encountered a myriad of problems. As a result I'm currently seeking another backup solution.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prepare for frustration.

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

VM backups from Hyper-V hosts which can also be duplicated to tape for offsite storage.

Veeam review by John W.
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"Veeam for the win"

What do you like best?

Nearly instant file restores, and if I have to throw back a VM to a previous time, that is only 6 or so minutes wait, which wins big with our staff and users. Backups take less than 10 minutes, a drastic improvement over legacy technologies...

What do you dislike?

other than a few slightly irritating interface quirks, there is nothing I dislike about Veeam.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it out! Put it up against the others out there, especially try it out against the older "tape" styled products. You'll be amazed!

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

Post virtualization backups using a backup product using older "tape backup" based methods wasn't passing muster. So a choice was made to ask other districts about their choices, pros and cons. We went with Veeam, and haven't looked back.

Veeam review by Lee C.
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"Veeam Backup and Replication"

What do you like best?

You can backup to hard drive or tape. Restoring files within a vm is so much faster then other products I have used in the past. The replication software is important to having a DR site. i have used the product for about 4 years and it gets better every year. Veeam tech support are very helpful with knowledgeable staff in place.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the replication has issues and few times and I had to replace the vm at DR site.. Since going to version 8 I have not seen this issue. The other is I do replication and backups on the same servers. I have to run all jobs from a server in the DR site so that it will not backup while a replication is running or visa-versa

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

Creating a type of Disaster recovery for a small business. that with this I can restore the back to most any device and bring online in a relatively short time.

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"VEEAM is awesome!"

What do you like best?

VEEAM was clearly designed from a cloud and virtual first mindset. This allows it to be much more capable and robust than tools designed for physical machines that are force-fitted onto backing up virtual infrastructure.

What do you dislike?

Patching and updates can take quite a long time. Would like to see direct archiving to public cloud storage be iterated on some more.

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

Fast reliable backups for on-prem and cloud virtual infrastructure. Archiving to the cloud. Cheaper than a lot of other solutions which keeps us competitive.

Veeam review by Alex L.
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"Extremely easy to setup and use."

What do you like best?

Very easy to use. very straight forward interface.

I love the Microsoft Exchange item level backup/restore and Active Directory Backup/Restore.

What do you dislike?

Nothing particular. A web access console would be nice.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Problem free and reliable. It is very user-friendly and easy to use software.

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

One of my vm crashed after Windows security update, it took me less than an hour to restore and bring the vm back online from the backup job.

Veeam review by Michael J.
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"VEEAM User Experience"

What do you like best?

Before this product we were using something else that was entirely unreliable for our company. Backups need to be counted on. In Feb of 2014 in Columbus, Ohio there was a major Power Failure downtown that was the result of a gas explosion of the corner of our Data Center. Entire Data Center was offline for a week. (Catastrophic Event could be classified as a Disaster). With a proper configuration of this product we were able to restore the Hyper-V Infrastructure to our 2nd Data Center and restore functionality to about 20 Hospitals and Imaging centers around the state of Ohio. (Tier1 systems were restored with in 45 minutes and remaining filtered in over time based on necessity).

What do you dislike?

For the most part, they do a very good job at doing what their software is supposed to do. It performs well. My top three areas for improvement would be.

•Being able to Backup from Cloud Services like Azure

•Better Logging to assist you in determining root causes of failures

•Better Traffic Throttle Monitoring

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your research but by far this is one of the best products out there. Agentless is a very good thing to leverage in a Backup Software.

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

Continuous Data Backup and Replication features that allow us to have our entire Virtual Infrastructure recoverable in minutes. From disasters to just VM Failures requiring a restore, we have been able to restore what ever system or data in minutes with ease of use.

Veeam review by Brian N.
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"Solid backup product"

What do you like best?

Veeam is fairly easy to get setup and results in fast backup/restores and has a great range of features.

What do you dislike?

Need to fully understand the impact of various settings during the initial configuration of the jobs and backup storage to mitigate having to start over.

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

Quick backup and restore, easy to manage fail over and testing capabilities.

Veeam review by Administrator in Mining & Metals
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"Best in Industry"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and direct SAN integration.

What do you dislike?

Absolutely nothing!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam is best used for a very VM heavy environment. Though it does have backup clients for physical machines it is best used for virtualized environments.

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

Before we had started leveraging the Veeam Availability Suite we were taking and utilizing an old and antiquated tape library with offsite tape rotations. If we needed to take and recover data older than a week old it would take us days to retrieve and load the tape from our offsite storage provider.

What used to take days with our old Symantec Netbackup system with the Veeam Availability suite took minutes.

Veeam review by Administrator
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"Veeam backup .. best solution ever"

What do you like best?

Easy to configure.. easy to install interface is very freandly.. :)

What do you dislike?

COST.. it cost a lot... now it's by ESX.. before were by VM.. was much less cost

Recommendations to others considering the product

easy to use.. easy to install.. easy to even just user can do simple restore with the help of entreprise veeam

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

Migrate the VM to cloud in just one click..

Restore in disaster recovery for 10 minutes sometime less...

frl for 2 minutes for pick up the files.. the best softvare ever for back.. backup to amazon from azure frm vmware etc...

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Hyper-V Backup"

What do you like best?

Veeam is a very simple but powerful product that has taken backup to a new level. We also use the Veeam One monitoring solution for alerting on potential issues.l

What do you dislike?

Difficulty to find fault with Veeam... it just works

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

Needed a consistent backup solution that would deliver the following benefits;

Reliable backup and recovery of clustered Hyper-V servers

Ability to automate the creation of a DR site from these backup

Ability to backup on-site and then transfer/synchronize this to an off-site location

Veeam review by Brandon J.
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"Easy backup management for physical and virtual machi"

What do you like best?

End user tasks are easy to perform and alerts you to success or failure. Able to split backup jobs into media pools and use multiple LTO drives. Also will backup VMs

What do you dislike?

Nothing yet, I have only been a user for a

Short time

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

Pooling and cataloging LTO tapes.

Also added VM backups recently.

Veeam review by Ely A.
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"Very Good"

What do you like best?

Veeam Explorers allow us to pinpoint exactly what needs to be recovered. I like Veeam Explorers for Microsoft Active directory, Microsoft SQL Server, and for Microsoft exchange. The new Explorers make recovery easier and more efficient.

What do you dislike?

•Snapshots, snapshot integration technologies.

recover, SnapMirror, and SnapVault; secondary backups

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

Giving my users higher efficiency for protection storage. I love the DD Boost can result in up to 50% faster performance for backups at work.

Veeam review by Administrator in Insurance
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"Quick, easy, and does what it says."

What do you like best?

Integration into our current VMWare environment. With Veeam One and B&R, I get a nice single pane of glass view for our virtualization environment.

What do you dislike?

Lack of features for Office 365. Needs to be a way in the UI to tell what the original backup block size was, i.e. LAN, WAN, DAS optimization.

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

Faster backup times, even with increased amounts of data. Being able to have backups both onsite and offsite without significant performance hits to our internet connections.

Veeam review by Administrator
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"Veeam Backup"

What do you like best?

Veeam is very reliable and never fails. Veeam is the best VM backup on the market!

What do you dislike?

The cost to use the backup to the cloud is too high. Veeam should bring this in house and make it cheaper for customers. Trying to go to 3ed party's just cost too much.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam is the best VM backup software on the market.

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

Backup and replication.

Veeam review by Executive Sponsor in Printing
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"Backup Manager"

What do you like best?

The ease of use in setting up jobs and getting our backups is great. Better yet, when we have to do a restore we have a number of options that are quick and robust to help get customers working again quickly.

What do you dislike?

We use Veeam in both VMware and Hyper-V. VMware is great, we have some issues but they are easy to work out and understand the cause. Hyper-V we have too many issues that are hard to get to the root cause.

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

Ensuring we have backups of our servers and can quickly recover should there be an issue. It does what it advertises.

Veeam review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Veeam is the best backup software I've used to date"

What do you like best?

Ease of backup for VMs and managing multiple backup jobs

What do you dislike?

Backing up to external drives could be easier, but it still beats other backup suites I've used

Recommendations to others considering the product

Veeam is by far the best backup software I've used and it is great for backing up VMs.

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

Backing up all VM servers (about 25) and using the repository for Veeam agent backups for physical servers

Veeam review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Reliable and painless"

What do you like best?

We’re backing up over 100TB with VAS and have had 0 failures when it comes to recovering files or VMs. The same cannot be said of our previous solution. This was our number 1 concern when picking a product. Reliability is everything.

What do you dislike?

The monitoring side is a bit lacking in the UI.

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

Backing up many TB of VMs reliably and replicating copies offsite.

Veeam review by Ryan S.
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"Solid backup platform for virtual workloads"

What do you like best?

Veeam has been a stable and useful platform for the small and mid-size company. It provides quality backups with good metrics to support data mining around your data protection.

What do you dislike?

No physical backup capability at this point in time.

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

We needed a lower cost more stable platform from what we were using previously. The reduction of cost has helped to increase margins and the stability has made it so that we can provide better service internally.

Veeam review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"VEEAM backup and replication Review"

What do you like best?

Fast response from VEEAM support engineers.

Easy recovery and ease of use and installation

Good for fast networks

What do you dislike?

Not possible to use with physical machines.

Compression and dedup ratio is very less.

Needed costly Disk space for the backup savings

often metadata corruptions

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use if you have good backend space and good network connectivity between local and remote sotes

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

VM backups and restores.

Easy installation and implementation.

Not usable for the Physical machines.

Compression and Dedup ratio is very low.

Performance is bad with dedup apliances

Veeam review by Paul C.
Paul C.
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"Uncomplicated backup"

What do you like best?

Veeam is easy to setup and be productive with backups. Veeam is always adding new options and free features.

What do you dislike?

I have not found any issues that I did like with VEEAM

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

Keeping our VM servers backed up.