Bacula Enterprise vs. IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.N/A
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
Score 5.3 out of 10
N/A
SQL Safe Backup from Houston based software company Idera is a data recovery and protection option.
$1,036
per instance with first year maintenance included
Pricing
Bacula EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
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1,036.00
per instance with first year maintenance included
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bacula EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Bacula EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
9.3
52 Ratings
13% above category average
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.7
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Universal recovery9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery10.037 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Recovery verification10.045 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business application protection3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.050 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.051 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.831 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.844 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Snapshots10.039 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Flexible deployment10.047 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management dashboard9.249 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Platform support10.051 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Retention options9.752 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Encryption10.041 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
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Bacula Enterprise
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bacula EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(52 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bacula EnterpriseIDERA SQL Safe Backup
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
SQL Safe is appropriate and well-suited for any backup scenario. Having used SQL Safe, I probably wouldn't want to manage a set of servers in the future without it. If you only have a couple of SQL servers, it might not be worth the spend as there are well-maintained free options that are very functional (though they do require more technical knowledge). But I can't think of a scenario where SQL Safe wouldn't be appropriate.
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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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • History visibility
  • Very intuitive
  • Easy to set up
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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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • When you're adding a new SQL server, sometimes the install from the management server to the SQL server will fail. I'm guessing this happens because of some version difference in Windows components or similar. Not a huge deal because you can just copy the agent to the SQL server and install it there, but considering how easy everything else is, I would expect this to be a little more fluid.
  • I ran into a situation where part of our business decided to move their servers to a third-party data center. When they took away a SQL server that I was managing with SQL Safe, anything having to do with that policy took forever. Click. Wait 10 minutes. Window reacts. I'm guessing this is because the Management Console is trying super hard to contact the server in question, but I wish it handled losing a server better than it does.
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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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
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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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
IDERA SQL Safe Backup winning thanks to the pricing, nothing more.
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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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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • SQL Safe allows me to spend less time managing my DR plan and still maintain confidence that my backups and restores are solid. Saving my time means saving money.
  • SQL Safe does an amazing job at backup compression over and above SQL's native compression. SQL backups are probably our single largest consumer of network drive space. Any product that helps reduce my network footprint, saves money.
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