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Score 9.9 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Asigra

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Bacula Enterprise

    71%
    Bacula Enterprise ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    7 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    17 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.0
    30%
    2 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    22 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    22 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    11 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    16 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    13 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.9
    39%
    19 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.4
    44%
    19 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    22 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    22 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Bacula Enterprise is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Asigra

    90%
    25 Ratings
    9.9

    Bacula Enterprise

    99%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.5

    Asigra

    85%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    Bacula Enterprise

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Asigra

    80%
    6 Ratings
    8.5

    Bacula Enterprise

    85%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    8.8

    Asigra

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Bacula Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Asigra

    75%
    12 Ratings
    9.8

    Bacula Enterprise

    98%
    25 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Bacula Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    1.0

    Asigra

    10%
    1 Rating

    Bacula Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    1.2

    Asigra

    12%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Bacula Enterprise

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    4.5

    Asigra

    45%
    1 Rating

    Bacula Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Asigra

    If implemented as a Cloud Service provider (Public Cloud), In House Solution (Private Cloud) or a mixture of both (Hybrid Cloud):
    • The Agentless Architecture means there are less support burdens.
    • Encryption at Source gives the customer confidence their data is secure.
    • WAN Optimisation (Compression & Block Level Incremential Forever and De-deupe of Data), enables a large amount of Data to be protected offsite.
    • One step Backup to both Local and Offsite storage enables LAN speed restores with offsite peace of mind.
    • Asigra Replication from DS-System to DS-System enables another geographically separate copy of the data.
    Jeremy Wyatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    Bacula Enterprise is not the easiest backup software to work with--you are expected to be competent at the command line and editing complex configuration files, even if you mostly use the web GUI for day-to-day operations. However, study is rewarded--you can do many very complex things. Easy things may not always be easy, but very hard things are possible (unlike many competitors that make easy things easy and hard things impossible).
    I would not recommend Bacula to someone who just wants a quick plug and play solution; but in my opinion your backups and disaster recovery system shouldn't be plug and play - that's a great way to feel good about a solution that won't actually work for you when it's needed!
    Daniel Drucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Asigra

    • Provides capability of local backups while maintaining remote copies on cloud to ensure faster recoveries of recent data and remote protection of all data.
    • Helps reduce cost of long term retention by leveraging the BLM functionality.
    • It does not need specialized hardware for it to work. Customers and Service Providers can choose their own infrastructure and do not need to rely on any OS or storage based replication even for deploying replication of backups.
    • Supports wide range of environments including virtual environments with remarkable features like remote VDR with incremental restores.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    • The support services provided by Bacula Systems are superb. They usually respond extremely quickly and have clear and useful answers upfront, which is a welcome change. Their support enabled us to get Bacula Enterprise up and running quickly and well configured, in a relatively short period of time. In addition, they also offer proactive support on a yearly basis. This involves sending an automatically generated report on your system configuration and status from which they provide advice on any issues or configuration problems that they find. I haven't seen this level of proactive support from another company.
    • The configuration is extremely powerful and flexible. If you're used to dealing with text-based configuration files then you'll find this system familiar. It also fits well with configuration management tools - in our case, Puppet - allowing the configuration across the whole system to be managed centrally. The flexibility of the system allowed us to have backups running exactly when and how we wanted, performing staging to tape via disk, and with various admin, tasks to automate the handling of tapes within our tape library.
    • The command-line console tool allows all operations to be done from the command line. In an emergency situation, or stuck in a datacentre with only a dumb console, being able to do everything via the command line is an important feature to have.
    • Bweb is an optional extra that provides a web-based interface for both management and configuration. If you don't want to edit text files and use the command line console tool then Bweb is the best interface to use. We don't use it for configuration (favoring external tools for managing the text-based configuration), but we do use it to monitor backups and perform restores. It provides an excellent overview of what's happening with the system.
    • The manuals, whitepapers, and additional documentation cover everything in detail. The whitepapers give a good overview of the installation, concepts, and specific scenarios, whilst the manuals cover in more depth how specific areas work and how the configuration is handled. It's very easy to find out what a particular option means and does.
    • The software can run on and is supported on, a wide variety of operating systems, including Ubuntu which is what we use. This is a level of flexibility that was important to us after being tied to RHEL for our previous backup system.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Asigra

    • We would like to see Asigra come out with a Replication Model for quick Recovery of systems upon Disaster. We can have quicker recovery, DR, with Virtual Machines but we would like to have Physical Machine recovery in less than 2 hours. Replication can accomplish this...
    • We would like to see Geolocation and remote wipe for endpoint devices
    • We would like to see the solution provide easy "roll back" after a disaster.
    Matthew P. Grosso | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    • Takes a while to get used to the software. It's not something that you can just install and work away with. You need to figure it out first. We did get a free training course when we purchased the Bacula Enterprise version which we found very useful.
    • Support Documentation is very in depth but it's a tough read sometimes. Takes a while to understand the concepts from this documentation. Could do with making the documentation a small bit easier to understand.
    Brian O'Connell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Asigra

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Bacula Enterprise

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.5
    Based on 14 answers
    • Asigra is a great entry way into the cloud.
    • Compliance is a tricky thing. Jumping backup software means having to deal with previous copies somehow. Asigra is built for the long haul.
    • Asigra is continuing to increase their feature stack. They have made huge steps in the VM backup in the last 3 years and continue to implement features there.
    • As far as cloud backup software goes, there are many that can do it, but none that do it as well as Asigra.
    Matthew Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    Bacula Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 3 answers
    Easy to use, proactive and effective customer support, and simple deployment method. The high configurability is what makes this tool so effective for my organization - at no point do I have any issues of trust as to the restorability of a fileset. The GUI provided gives clear actionable reports as to the effectivity of the jobs performed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.0
    Based on 6 answers
    It is a bit rough around the edges and the GUI feels like a wrap around of a CLI but it is simple to use. The problem comes in when there is an error code you are usually chasing down the error code in the specific vendor's forums rather than Asigra's
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    Bacula Enterprise 8.5
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Asigra

    Asigra 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    Over 6 consecutive years our Asigra Backend had 99.99% uptime and provided 7x24 data restore availability.
    Software is robust in operations, provides N+1 node architecture to protect against failure of half of the nodes (majority of the nodes still up) and software based replication to protect against data loss across two geographically independent datacenter locations. Why not 10 points? Some major upgrades still require short downtime within a planned maintenance windows.
    Christian Buhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 7.5
    Based on 12 answers
    They respond quickly on your request.They ask for details at the time of logging the support request itself ensuring the first response is not for collecting the basic details only.They refund you the support request if they find it as a functionality issue.They follow up on you to ensure you are satisfied and happy with the response and resolution that they have provided.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    Bacula Enterprise 9.8
    Based on 25 answers
    We have always been very well served by Bacula Enterprise support. The response time is excellent, and any doubts or problems are resolved quickly and easily, avoiding complications and the evolution of problems that could arise. Only praise for Bacula Enterprise's service and support. The monitoring of the entire process from acquisition to implementation was very well done.
    Ernesto Veiga | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Anything training past level 1 and level 2 is a waste of time. They do not offer training, just an exam and require you to read 2500 pages of their documentation as their training. They are selling you something which you already have. Training exams are far fetched and cover topics hidden within the documentation. A lot of their documentation does not match across itself. They don't even follow the standard versions Major.Minor.ServicePack.Hotfix. They use the MAJOR.MAJOR.MAJOR.Hotfix method, which doesn't match their documentation.They require you to take training in order to keep your engaged hybrid partnership. If you ask me personally, their training is a scam to make more money.
    Stephen Sifers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Asigra

    Asigra 1.2
    Based on 6 answers
    Quick to install, easy to create jobs, schedules and retention policies. No large cycles of setting up backup volumes or trash volumes. Retention job itself configures the BLM functionality so you don't need an expertise to handle the BLM module separately.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    Bacula Enterprise 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Ensure the backup traffic goes through separate traffic as the other environment.
    Alexander Siahaan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Asigra

    I would say that it has the same functionality as the three mentioned above in their respective fields (might have a bit less than some of them) but Asigra offers all of this and more so if you are looking for a single backup solution across the entire firm then Asigra is the much better choice
    Njaal Michelsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    I used CTERA almost from the time they started up. In short, it was very easy to use but configuration was limited; and in the end the agents were troublesome and I could not restore files. They had one person on staff who was terrific with tech support, when he left support became difficult and I lost confidence. Acronis was my first experience with a bare-metal recovery operation and it was terrific. Really saved the day. I would still be using it except the licensing was difficult and expensive and the software wasn't Linux friendly.
    Cliff Nieuwenhuis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Asigra

    • One of the positive impacts is that the solution allows us to free up IT resources to focus on other tasks.
    • Asigra has one of the best channel partner programs I have come across.
    • This product is one of the few backup solutions that I've worked with that doesn't require an agent installed on the target device, making it easier to deploy to new devices.
    Mauro Carrillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Bacula Enterprise

    • 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.
    Rubens Urquisa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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