I have a question I hope some people can answer for me on here,
I have been lately looking at Veeam on our site, we have used the free edition for ages since our virtual platform went live, I have been manually backing up servers since its gone live (aside from our print and successmaker servers, our other server backups dont change massively at all on a day to day basis), we are looking to automate the process by buying the full product, but wondering what version we should stump for ?
I have looked at the comparison pages and features and dont see anything "Stand out" to say I need to go for the enterprise edition over the standard looking at it ?
Basically on our platform at the moment, we have 2 node servers, each has 2xIntel Xeon Quad Core processors installed, We don't run exchange or sharepoint, just our internal applications on servers, and our main fileserver is physical and backed up seperately by our county ICT team.
Am I right in thinking that the standard edition is enough for our environment and its backup needs ? We basically want to automate the backup procedure to a daily basis for those servers needed, we have a batch job in place to copy the files then to our NAS on site.
Essentials is fantastic - it's cheap and does an amazing job of backing up the VMS and offloading copies to secondary storage. It also comes with Veeam one so you can keep a close eye on your server(s).
The enterprise is only really worth it if you're regularly backing up over slower WAN links. For most peeps who want to back up to disk and then offload to more disks or tape essentials works a treat!