Bacula Enterprise vs. Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.N/A
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Commvault® Cloud is a cyber resilience platform built to meet the demands of hybrid enterprises. It delivers data security and recovery in the cloud, powered by advanced AI, to help organizations see, manage, and recover data wherever it lives.N/A
Pricing
Bacula EnterpriseCommvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bacula EnterpriseCommvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Bacula EnterpriseCommvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Considered Both Products
Bacula Enterprise
Chose Bacula Enterprise
- More VM's compatibility
- Better prices
- More customizable
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise was selected by us in comparison to other software, due to its high performance, data reliability and mainly cost-benefit, a software of great scalability and performance for a low cost, it represents for the company a greater profit and a security of data …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
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 …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Some of the Bacula Enterprise competitors are well fitted for a certain task like Virtual Machines backups or Database backups. Bacula Enterprise, with its flexibility and plugins, was able to achieve the same level of performance of all other tools together, reducing the …
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Bacula EnterpriseCommvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
9.3
46 Ratings
13% above category average
Commvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
7.7
73 Ratings
6% below category average
Universal recovery9.11 Ratings7.765 Ratings
Instant recovery10.031 Ratings6.761 Ratings
Recovery verification10.040 Ratings7.065 Ratings
Business application protection3.02 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.044 Ratings8.468 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.045 Ratings7.173 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.527 Ratings7.555 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.038 Ratings7.371 Ratings
Snapshots10.035 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Flexible deployment10.043 Ratings6.762 Ratings
Management dashboard8.543 Ratings8.763 Ratings
Platform support10.046 Ratings8.763 Ratings
Retention options9.746 Ratings8.061 Ratings
Encryption10.035 Ratings8.460 Ratings
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Bacula Enterprise
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bacula EnterpriseCommvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(46 ratings)
8.1
(75 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(17 ratings)
8.6
(52 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bacula EnterpriseCommvault Cloud powered by Metallic AI
Likelihood to Recommend
Bacula Systems
Well suited: - I use it for on premise and cloud backup and recovery and it is excellent for this job. - I also experiment with different hypervisors and till now Bacula seems to work with all of them - Security is really important for me as I had many bad experiences in the past and Bacula solution makes me totally confident. Less appropriate - You need to be experienced Linux user, I had to learn few more things in system to make the best use of it. - It's definitely designed for scalability and bigger companies than mine
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Commvault
Commvault works well in a large environments with a variety of client types and data classes. With its policy-based configurations, it makes administration of large environments easier when configuring storage and retention, copies, schedules, client configs, etc. Commvault also backs up just about everything you can think of, and works with almost all storage and compute platforms, so there are rarely any cases where Commvault cannot accommodate.
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Pros
Bacula Systems
  • Bacula has great plugins that work very accurately
  • Bacula is very simple to use, with a user-friendly web interface that facilitates operation.
  • Bacula performs the backups very accurately which is clearly noticed when a restore is performed
  • Its ease of use helps in training new support team members
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Commvault
  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
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Cons
Bacula Systems
  • Our team always points out the same problems, I believe that, today, is our biggest complaint: The interface (both graphical and the CLI) still needs improvement.
  • There is no mobile app to manage backups and restores from smartphones
  • Manual installation is time consuming.
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Commvault
  • For database restores, it has to restore the entire database in order to recover just one table.
  • Backups of virtual machines with direct attached storage is difficult.
  • I wish it covered cloud assets more thoroughly, like AWS ELBs and Security Groups.
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Likelihood to Renew
Bacula Systems
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.
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Commvault
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
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Usability
Bacula Systems
This is a hard question. Usability for whom? For someone who is very comfortable at the command line and willing to put in the time to learn Bacula Enterprise's configuration syntax, it's very usable. Just don't expect to be an expert immediately.
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Commvault
Have a interface very user friendly. You do not need a lot of training, or any formal training really, to get up and going and use nearly all of the functionality of the product. This facilitates the post-implementation company as it reduces costs with backup specialists and any trained analyst can take care of its infrastructure. One negative point is not all the options and features are in the HTML view.
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Reliability and Availability
Bacula Systems
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Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software.
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Performance
Bacula Systems
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Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed and provide to organizations with flexible and scalable software
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Support Rating
Bacula Systems
They're excellent, fast to respond and knowledgeable. I can't fault the support provided at all. On every occasion that we've had a need to contact them during our evaluation, installation, and use of Bacula Enterprise, they've always given us the help that we required. The responses they provide are detailed and we always feel that they've taken the time to read and understand our issue and give a full and personalized answer.
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Commvault
I would rate Commvault's support as an 'average' support. Now that we have a very experienced guy working with Commvault, most of the time we can fix or do anything by ourselves. We had some issues with their support taking a really long time to respond and fix some issues in the past. In most cases we ended up appealing to the community, other peers, or Commvault's SE team.
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In-Person Training
Bacula Systems
The professor understood the tool very well, it was a fact that he had mastery over the system and knew what he was talking about, clearing up all doubts and passing on all the necessary knowledge so that we could handle Bacula Enterprise in our organization.
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Commvault
Traning is very easy very helpful
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Online Training
Bacula Systems
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Commvault
Commvault training is very important and very helpful full for immplementation.
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Implementation Rating
Bacula Systems
Bacula Systems and especially Bacula Brazil were extremely attentive and served us very well, making all implementations or changes work perfectly
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Commvault
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
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Alternatives Considered
Bacula Systems
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.
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Commvault
In the past it has been necessary to leverage multiple products to provide a complete data protection solution. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has been able to mirror the functions of competitive products while increasing functionality and management. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery works cleanly in disparate environments that leverage dissimilar technologies and products.
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Scalability
Bacula Systems
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Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software
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Return on Investment
Bacula Systems
  • Our Disaster Recovery policy in regards to backups and archiving is made possible because of our use of Bacula Enterprise.
  • TCO is very low as the yearly subscription is very competitively priced. Management of the software is very low so we don't have to spend hours maintaining our backups.
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Commvault
  • I am not privy to ROI, but just having confidence and trust that Commvault will back up whatever needs backing up, and that we will always be able to restore it quickly, allows our technical people to concentrate on the problem at hand, knowing that we do not have to worry about the safety of the data. This saves time for some very expensive human resources and shortens schedules by eliminating a whole class of data safety and disaster recovery issues.
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