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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Easy to create a backup job and restore once configured correctly but it does not run smoothly if the data storage is not correctly allocated.
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Bacula Enterprise

You really need to spend more time in the Bacula implementation phase and I do not recommend it for sysadmins who do not have Linux experience because of the architectural quirks and they do not run the "DIR Director" server on a Windows platform.
The agent for Linux clients is very stable and of today I have had no problems.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.2
Bacula Enterprise
7.7
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Bacula Enterprise
9.1
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Bacula Enterprise
7.2
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Bacula Enterprise
8.2
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Bacula Enterprise
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Bacula Enterprise
8.2
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Bacula Enterprise
8.2
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.0
Bacula Enterprise
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Bacula Enterprise
6.4
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Bacula Enterprise
8.2
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Bacula Enterprise
3.6
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Bacula Enterprise
8.2
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Bacula Enterprise
9.1
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Bacula Enterprise
8.2
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Bacula Enterprise

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Simple configuration.
  • Easy to customize using script.
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  • Back up a very good and simple package of files, including compression and different levels, differential and incremental.
  • BWEB's html interface is very good and intuitive for the amount of backup and clients I need to monitor and manage.
  • In smaller branch offices, the managers manually trigger the backup "because it varies the time of shutdown of each branch", with tool bconsole I was able to easily customize this drive inside our application, simplifying enough for the end user.
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Cons

  • Linux backup status reports are not as granular as the Windows status reports. Linux email reporting does not include missed backup jobs, backup, or replication failures or success.
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  • The vsphere plugin works 100%, could have been more intuitive and practical. For example -To specify that you want to restore a backup of a VM, enter the "where" parameter / because the default value "/ tmp / bacula-restore" would restore the .bmdk files in the plugin client.
  • An identification of the name of the virtual machine in the act of restoration and naming for Bacula Systems as "Host Name" would be more intuitive "Guest Name or VM-Name", since Host implies "Host ESXi".
  • After running the datastore from a VM, there is no bacula for the backup to continue.
  • A compression could have been a multi-thread on the client to make faster, when a document was not available on Bacula Systems roadmap.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Bacula Enterprise6.0
Based on 1 answer
Management is keen on cost saving. I prefer the pervious backup solution we had, but support was getting expensive. I think Bacula has a lot of growing up to do before I would put it in the same category as the "big boys," but they are making progress. With the help of customers' feedback and tickets, they'll get there in the next year or two.
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Usability

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Bacula Enterprise4.0
Based on 1 answer
It still has a lot of flaws to overcome, especially in the area of user friendliness. Searching and filtering is quite cumbersome. Once you find the job you from which you want to restore, be sure to write that job number down because you won't be able to quickly find the job again without it during a recovery.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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Cost: Bacula wins hands down on cost.Deduplication: CommVault is, as they put it, hardware agnostic when it comes to deduplication, and is really fast. Bacula does deduplication too, but not nearly as well. CommVault's deduplication remains deduplicated across all media. Not so for Bacula.Reliability: Having worked with CommVault for many years, I still have much more faith in its reliability and support. However, Bacula is doing a pretty darned good job of getting a ton of systems backed up regularly. EMC's NetWorker, on the other hand, NEVER had a even one day of successful backups in over a three year period.In the end, our company selected Bacula because of the cost savings and the belief that it would be reliable enough to cover and recover at least 90 percent of our systems.
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Return on Investment

  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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  • Quite transparently for the applications to allow online backup and guaranteed enough confidence due to its efficient algorithms of verification of media and blocks.
  • The cost of purchasing and updating the annual support is very low compared to other "Veeam and Backup Exec" tools that I analyzed in the pre-project phase.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Bacula Enterprise

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