It should come as no surprise that Veritas NetBackup 4.5, released in April 2002, also made our list as a solid contender across all areas, including innovation, ease of use, functionality, value and performance.
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After all, Veritas NetBackup has had a history of innovation in the market. This includes being one of the first to support serverless backup, via its E-Copy functionality. With its latest product version, Veritas has added some much-needed backup functionality, such as calendar-based scheduling. Customers will also see more robust backup and disaster recovery features, such as Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) and integrated vaulting with Veritas NetBackup Vault, which enables automated rotation of tapes to an off-site backup facility.
Perhaps more important to data managers who handle Oracle database backups are the automated backup/recovery wizards that now mask the complexity of Oracle's underlying RMAN commands. Now following a few simple steps in plain English, DBAs or administrators can be trained quickly to back up their Oracle databases.
Pricing starts at $5,000 for Windows and $10,000 for Unix. Pricing for NetBackup BusinessServer 4.5 starts at $1,995 for Windows and $3,995 for Unix.