Veritas NetBackup

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

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NetBackup review by <span>Kevin S.</span>
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Veritas Backup Exec 16

What do you like best?

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

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

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NetBackup review by <span>Karthik C.</span>
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Unified solution for Physical,Virtual and Cloud environments

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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NetBackup review by <span>Nitin G.</span>
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Sturdy Tape backup Solution

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

I dislike that,

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

Direct Tape backups of databases, file system components

Direct recovery from tape

De-duplication of backups to reduce storage requirement

Configuration with VTL library and real tape library

Policy and scheduling options

Script variables and options

Vast Online help on their own forum and portal

NetBackup review by <span>J. Douglas W.</span>
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Reliable solution for the enterprise

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

NetBackup review by User in Telecommunications
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Robust and reliable backup solution

What do you like best?

Support for multiple environments and platforms.

Ability to add new backup policies on the go.

Reliable compared to other backup solutions in the market.

Faster and reliable recovery possibilities.

What do you dislike?

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

Support from Vertias is not up to the mark.

Need better reporting system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

Enterprise backups have achieved higher successful rates.

Deduplication

Reduced backup time and improved replication

NetBackup review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
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Symantec Veritas Backup Exec 15

What do you like best?

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

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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