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Veeam Backup & Replication or Symantec Backup Exec 2012?

Veeam Backup & Replication or Symantec Backup Exec 2012?

After a thorough perusal of the online chatter surrounding Veeam Backup & Replication and Symantec Backup Exec 2012 here is what I’ve discovered:

At the moment Veeam is the simpler and easier to use Server Backup & Recovery solution on the market today. While Backup Exec has dominated the industry for years, they have recently slipped up mostly due to their lack of support for the wildly popular Windows Server 2012. This has understandably caused quite a bit of frustration among their customer base. This is not to say that Backup Exec does not do its job effectively, it just means that the product has some clear downsides, but downsides they are fervently working on to correct.

Veeam isn’t perfect either though. While it is easier to use and less expensive it currently doesn’t support backing up your server’s to offline tape drives, traditionally used for archival purposes. It doesn’t backup physical servers either, though that is becoming less and less of an issue as businesses and other organizations rapidly move towards virtualization.

One solution that has been supported around the web is to use both Veeam Backup & Replication and Backup Exec 2012. Veeam to make digital backups quickly and simply and then Backup Exec 2012 to make tape drive backups of your digital Veeam backups. Pretty iron-clad if you ask us.

Check out some of the discussions going on around the web:

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/237398-veeam-backup-vs-backup-exec

http://forums.veeam.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11633&start=30

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-going-backup-exec-2012-windows-server-2012

http://www.veeam.com/blog/symantec-admits-all-its-vmware-backup-customers-are-in-danger.html

http://community.spiceworks.com/product/36011-veeam-software-backup-and-replication

 

 

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