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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Barracuda Backup

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41 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Barracuda Backup

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Restorations are easy and painless. These Arcserve appliances have exceeded my expectations. Our daily “bread-and-butter” operations revolve around web servers and databases. I feel more confident than ever that file/database recovery operations will continue to be successful. These appliances live up to their claims.
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Barracuda Backup

We had a to restore data from a dead server and be able to restore it to an entirely new server (bare metal) and were able to do so without any issues. I can't think of any scenarios where backups are less appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Barracuda Backup
9.6

Pros

  • Backs up Windows and Linux virtual and physical servers quickly. After the initial full backup, data is deduped and compressed. This dramatically reduced the backup window. Restores are easily accomplished, using intuitive web interfaces.
  • The data is easily replicated between units. Scheduled to occur in the middle of the night, network bandwidth is not dramatically impacted. Truly, a set it and forget it operation.
  • Using the appropriate UDP, administrators can actually "spin up" a virtual machine from the latest backup, allowing disaster recovery on your critical servers while repairing failures in the background.
  • Copy-to-Tape function is available. This satisfies annual and quarterly data retention requirements.
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  • The cloud control is great!! I'm able to restore files and folders from basically any machine on the Internet. I can restore either the local machine I'm using at the time, or directly to the server from which it came.
  • The user interface. Very easy to use and understand. Loads of options and configurations you can optimize for your particular needs.
  • Instance replacement. We have had an issue with one unit due to some hardware failure. Barracuda was amazing on getting this replaced quickly and getting us back on track.
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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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  • You can't define backup systems to just go to the cloud, it has to be stored locally as well, which eats up the local storage.
  • These appliances are high-priced for a small amount of storage and if you want to upgrade, you buy a new appliance. There's no replacing hard drives, you basically move up $5K for each 2Tb and replace the entire appliance each time. It's not a healthy model for growth.
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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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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

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Barracuda Backup9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability and Performance
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Support

No score
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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best support in business class
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Implementation

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Barracuda Backup8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve 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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Barracuda has been one of those must have tools for our IT shop. Quick, easy to use as well as safe and secure are a few ways to describe this product. Email archiving is made to keep your end users happy knowing that they have all of their past emails at their fingertips.
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Return on Investment

  • Using arcserve UDP we managed to reuse the storage used for the previous solution and extend the backup retention to 3 months from two weeks!
  • The cost of using a single solution for backup, DR and replication is much lower than using backup software, VMware SRM and storage replications.
  • BMR capabilities and v2v allows us to use VMware on the production mixture of VMware and hyper-v on the DR to reduce the costs.
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  • Positive: an extremely flexible backup appliance that supports nearly every system out.
  • Positive: "hands off" backups that require very minimal administration and management.
  • Positive: cloud management of appliance provides accurate information on backup jobs, restoration, and ability to manage from any computer or share administration efforts.
  • Positive: superior support for any issues that arise, Barracuda techs have never let me down.
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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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Barracuda Backup

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