Bacula Enterprise vs. IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2

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
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
IDrive allows users to back up an unlimited number of devices into one account, including PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and servers. IDrive offers backup plans for consumers, small businesses, and enterprises of any size. IDrive offers many different plans for cloud or on-site backup including: -IDrive Personal -IDrive Team -IDrive Small Business -IDrive Google Workspace and Office 365 backup -IDrive e2 Object Storage -IDrive Enterprise -IDrive360 EndPoint …
$99.50
per year One user, unlimited computers 5TB storage
Pricing
Bacula EnterpriseIDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Editions & Modules
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IDrive Cloud to Cloud Backup
$20
per year per seat
IDrive e2
$40
per year per 1TB
Personal
$99.50
per year 1 user
IDrive 360 EndPoint
$99.50
per year 5 computers
IDrive Team
$99.50
per year
IDrive Business
$99.50
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bacula EnterpriseIDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsIDrive regularly offers first year discounts for all plans and offers a full-featured 30-day free trial for IDrive 360 Endpoint
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Bacula EnterpriseIDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
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
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
-
Ratings
Universal recovery9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery10.037 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification10.045 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection3.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.051 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.831 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.844 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots10.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment10.047 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard9.249 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support10.051 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.752 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption10.041 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
-
Ratings
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
9.1
71 Ratings
7% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.954 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.055 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.050 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
File search00 Ratings8.559 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.064 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
-
Ratings
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
8.7
67 Ratings
0% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings8.555 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings8.765 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.964 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
-
Ratings
IDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
9.0
72 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance00 Ratings8.870 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.268 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.963 Ratings
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User Ratings
Bacula EnterpriseIDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(52 ratings)
8.9
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(7 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(17 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bacula EnterpriseIDrive Online Backup and Object Storage e2
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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IDrive
It scales well from the individual to corporate environments with many different plans to suit your needs and budget. For backing up servers such as Exchange or SQL I've used their sister product iBackup, which is also excellent and we have no problems with, so maybe they should merge the two products into one which would make it a better overall proposition. It also seems to handle backing up mapped drives as well, which is what we used for a while before getting the on server version. That being said it can use up quite a bit of bandwidth so make sure you schedule at night when noone is working. However it does only backup changed files which is great.
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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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IDrive
  • I'm using it on MAC, the app works very well in the background
  • Logging activities is something I really like, because I can check whether the backup was successful or not.
  • I really like the option of being able to select external drivers and back up only specific folders or files.
  • The application itself is very easy to use, even though it doesn't have a version in my language (pt-br), I had no trouble setting it up and I'm using it without any problems.
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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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IDrive
  • It is becomes painfully slow for its unlimited backup when most of the users who use it for long time even for a month. This should be improved.
  • There are not many options on the IDrive to select the "AUX" menu, I'm experiencing this problem with my newly bought second hand BMW 3 series E90 32i, 2010 model. There is not external devices alternative for me.
  • Restoring an older version of a file is the hardest stuffs for me
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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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IDrive
It does everything that it needs to to create an effecitve Three level backup to the cloud of all your important data, its reliable, dependable and peformant in its use cases. It overcomes the need to store offsite physical media such as Tape or disk storage. And its cost and level of reporting can be tailored to fit the use case of your business.
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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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IDrive
The desktop interface seems intuitive to work with.
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Reliability and Availability
Bacula Systems
Bacula Enterprise is always available when we need it, both the backup solution and system support
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IDrive
No answers on this topic
Performance
Bacula Systems
Operation in the Bacula system has a light and fast interface and reports are generated almost instantly. Perhaps if Bacula is integrated with other solutions it may lose some performance
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IDrive
No answers on this topic
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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IDrive
I have not had to use their tech support. I did call once but luckily figured out what to do while I was on hold so I disconnected. If I really needed them it would have been a very long hold time I suppose.
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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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IDrive
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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IDrive
Did not participate in the implementation.
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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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IDrive
I was a Backblaze user for 5 years because they had a very cost effective plan for my storage needs. However, they were very poor at backing up external devices quickly, and made it a pain in the butt to keep the backups active due to their 30 days connectivity policy.
Dropbox is a great fit for cloud backup when you need to access the backup files in the cloud frequently.
IDrive is the best solution out there for true backup of devices in case they are damaged or lost.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Bacula Systems
Regarding contracts, negotiations were extremely accessible and clear in every sales model offered.
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IDrive
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Bacula Systems
Bacula provides intelligent scalability by expanding backups across multiple environments, data backup, Oracle, virtual machines, Office365, cloud...
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IDrive
No answers on this topic
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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IDrive
  • iDrive has saved us money as their pricing structure is fair and they allow multiple devices to be backed up under the same account - where others do not.
  • iDrive has saved us time as we no longer have to manually back up and sync files on our computers to external drives.
  • iDrive has lessened the burden of stress. We no longer worry that we may lose critical data that can no longer be recovered.
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