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Score 6.9 out of 101
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Score 8.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Barracuda Backup

There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
7.9
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Barracuda Backup
8.3
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
7.2
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
6.2
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.1
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
9.0
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Barracuda Backup
8.9

Pros

Arcserve Backup

  • A solid reliable backup solution with a proven track record.
  • Great functionality that allows monitoring and provides alerts.
  • A cost-effective solution, especially for smaller sites.
  • Restoration when needed, has always been able to give us the data required without failure.
  • Product support has always been excellent when needed.
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Barracuda Backup

  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
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Cons

Arcserve Backup

  • Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
  • Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
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Barracuda Backup

  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve Backup 10.0
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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Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
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Support

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 2 answers
If I have an issue with a particular backup failing or an agent not working well, they are great. Fast and responsive. However, my experiences in dealing with hardware have not been excellent. They have taken long periods of time to resolve new installations and upgrades. In general they are very easy to get a hold of and in most cases are very good.
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Implementation

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
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Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve Backup

It is easy to deploy and manage. Solid data recovery and good notification option. We need to backup to tape to retain 7 years thus D2D2T is a good option to have.
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Barracuda Backup

I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
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Return on Investment

Arcserve Backup

  • 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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Barracuda Backup

  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General

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

Barracuda Backup

General

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

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