Bacula Enterprise vs. Quantum DXi Series

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.2 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
Quantum DXi Series
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Quantum DXi Series is public company Quantum's deduplication solution.N/A
Pricing
Bacula EnterpriseQuantum DXi Series
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bacula EnterpriseQuantum DXi Series
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Features
Bacula EnterpriseQuantum DXi Series
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
8.8
43 Ratings
Quantum DXi Series
-
Ratings
Universal recovery9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.141 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification9.037 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.541 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.442 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.525 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.436 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots9.733 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.940 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard8.540 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support9.343 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.343 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption9.932 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
Bacula EnterpriseQuantum DXi Series
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(43 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(26 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bacula EnterpriseQuantum DXi Series
Likelihood to Recommend
Bacula Systems
The Bacula Enterprise tool is recommended for use by any companies that need a data backup and recovery solution that is adaptable and scalable, regardless of the size of the data and the company. The installation of the tool will not impact the company's policies and there are great possibilities for integration with the IT environment and tools. A less appropriate scenario is if your company does not have a team with minimal backup experience, but this is remedied by the excellent support offered.
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Quantum
It is good hardware/software to do VMWare backup, very reliable and convenient device. Hyper-V backup may be less appropriate to do due to specific software needs.
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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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Quantum
  • A perfect solution for D2D backups. We are seeing a large savings with the de-duplication piece.
  • Very versatile device. We like being able to use any backup protocol we need to for the many diverse jobs we have in the medical industry.
  • Interface is simple and easy to use.
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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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Quantum
  • Every feature on the Quantum requires a license purchase, this is seriously annoying and drives the cost of the device up
  • The cost of the device is somewhat high
  • Active Directory integration is a bit of a pain
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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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Quantum
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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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Quantum
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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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Quantum
Support from Quantum was okay, they performed FW upgrade and replaced few faulty disks without any problem. Some old-style connections and requirements from them produced additional loads on our IT 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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Quantum
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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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Quantum
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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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Quantum
The only aleternative looked at prior to the DXi was ExGrid, while both are great options the DXi offered a little more versatility and the support has been terrific.
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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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Quantum
  • Storage Target for data that can be Deduped
  • Using accent to do inline dedupe is great
  • Works well with netbackup accelerator and netbackup
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