In the scope of data protection, a primary difference between backup and replication is the speed at which you can meet a recovery objective. When it comes to restoring from traditional backup, the recovery can often take as long, if not longer, than the original backup job. While this may seem long or excessive, there are many data sets out there that do not require short RTOs. For the applications, databases and other workloads that require not only short RTOs but also RPOs that minimize data loss, replication is the superior choice.
Veeam Backup & Replication offers the best of both worlds by providing choices based on your recovery needs. In addition to fast, image-based backups, Veeam provides built-in replication to help meet these tighter recovery objectives.