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CommVault

Top Rated
52 Ratings

Able2Extract Professional

3 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

CommVault

Top Rated
52 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Able2Extract Professional

Simple conversions from Acrobat PDF docs that have been created by Word, Excel, etc., probably do not need this program. But if you are ever faced with anything more than simple, straightforward conversions, this program is definitely worth it and will save hours of work. I have not found anything else that even comes close.
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CommVault

Commvault's strength lies in its robustness and flexibility. It can protect workloads on many different platforms. The UI while intimidating is fairly quick to learn once you understand basic concepts and their terminology. There are very few products that can scale up into the largest enterprises and go low to medium sized businesses and Commvault is clearly one of them. Their SMB business has been slow due to heavy competition especially in VMware centric shops where Veeam has been a strong competitor, but Commvault quickly wins in any environment with more than a few dozen VMs or that has anything other than pure VMware of Hyper-V. Commvault really needs a smaller SQL express like build that supports say a very small SMB where Veeam is easier to set up and use, but far less space efficient on the backups. Commvault's support organization has had its ups and downs, but the last few years has been very solid. Unless you need a true HSM based solution then Comvmault is hard to beat. TSM is the better HSM based product for now, but I would not put it past Commvault to try and one up TSM over the years. We backed up over 500TB across 200+ locations and our main data center and can't think of a product that would have been any easier or more reliable to use. Version 11 is the version that is really a true Enterprise ready deduplication and protection system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.9
Universal recovery
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.8
Live recovery
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
7.9
Recovery verification
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.5
Business application protection
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.1
Deduplication and file compression
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.9
Snapshots
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.3
Management dashboard
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.4
Platform support
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
8.9
Retention options
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.4
Encryption
Able2Extract Professional
CommVault
9.1

Pros

  • Creates editable spreadsheets from Excel documents that have been scanned.
  • Allows certain segments of documents to be selected for editing.
  • Allows bulk conversion.
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  • As the product has matured its efficient use of WAN resources has improved with deduplication allowing us to protect complex remote systems with limited bandwidth.
  • The Commvault interface provides a fairly consistent look and feel regardless of what type of agent or workload you are trying to protect.
  • The use of Storage polices allows for very granular control over how various workloads on the same system may be protected and retained.
  • The ability to create dynamic groups based on an endless number of attributes makes automation of backup sets easy.
  • Console auditing is great to prove who made changes to the environment as every change is logged within the system and can be retained for as long as you select.
  • The reporting engine is very robust and has flexibility to generate adhoc or scheduled reports.
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Cons

  • It's a little challenging to edit the row breaks.
  • Sometimes selecting all the pages in a document is cumbersome. "Select all" with custom conversion does not always choose all pages.
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  • The commcell browser tabs need to be static. When I am looking at the default subclient for a particular type of job, if I click on another client computer, it changes that default window into whatever I just clicked on. That is annoying. They could make the tab a little bigger and put a more detailed description in it so you can open up more tabs.
  • The job controller update intervals interfere with selecting multiple jobs and keeping them highlighted in case you need to suspend or kill multiple jobs. When it updates, it removes the selections.
  • Using JAVA is a hindrance because sometimes after you update multiple servers to a new service pack level, even after doing a manual refresh, it still says the old software version. You have to close out of the GUI and go back in for it to report properly. I think this is more of a JAVA issue and not a Commvault issue.
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CommVault3.0
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I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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Usability

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CommVault7.5
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Not a simple solution to use and one with a lexicon and vocabulary you will need to be familiar with in order to use the product to its potential.
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Alternatives Considered

None, except for conversions in Acrobat.
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Commvault is a one stop shop. it is a single pane of glass for your backup, archiving, and disaster recovery solutions. They are constantly improving their product and their support has been stellar. The backup agents and the ease of operation / administration is infinitely more intuitive than other products I have used. Navigation through the GUI is very easy. The learning curve is minimal. I have other business groups restoring their own data, and I can tailor what they see in the commcell browser to fit their needs.
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Return on Investment

  • I save hours of work when dealing with client information. It takes only a few documents for me to recover the cost of this software in time saved.
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  • With a successful DR test, Commvault has proven that our most critical systems could be recovered in a very short amount of time. Since these Tier One systems are the money makers, it is a relief to know they can be up and running within the SLA provided by the business.
  • With the large amount of client agents used for backups, we are backing up databases that we couldn't before with NetBackup. Right now, our environment is the most protected it has ever been.
  • Even though we have increased the amount of data we are backing up by a very large margin, the success rates have allowed us to work on other things than having to worry about backups not working. Productivity has certainly increased.
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Pricing Details

Able2Extract Professional

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Lifetime license: $149.95 / 30-Day Subscription: $34.95 / Volume licensing available: Contact us

CommVault

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details