Bacula Enterprise vs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 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
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a VM data backup solution for protecting VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and AWS EC2 environments. It also features replication, failover, backup to cloud, backup copy, backup size reduction, screenshot verification, and site recovery through a single web interface.
$2.50
month per workload
Pricing
Bacula EnterpriseNAKIVO Backup & Replication
Editions & Modules
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Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise (Perpetual)
Starting at $329 per CPU socket
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. CPU sockets
Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise
Starting $76 per server and $25 per workstation
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. Server Workstation
Enterprise Plus
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Enterprise Essentials/Enterprise (Subscription)
Starting at $3.5 per workload/month
Billed yearly for up to 5 years. Includes 24/7 Support. Workload/Month
Pro Essentials/Pro (Perpetual)
Starting at $239 per CPU socket
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. CPU Socket
Pro Essentials/Pro (Subscription)
Starting at $2.5 per workload/month
Billed yearly for up to 5 years. Includes 24/7 Support. Workload/Month
Pro Essentials/Pro
Starting at $58 per server and $19 per workstation
Indefinite use. Includes technical support during business hours. Server Workstation
NAKIVO Backup for Microsoft 365
Starting at $0.80 per user/month
Billed yearly for up to 5 years. Includes 24/7 Support. Microsoft 365 User/Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bacula EnterpriseNAKIVO Backup & Replication
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsA workload is a VMware vSphere VM, Microsoft Hyper-V VM, Nutanix AHV VM, a physical machine (01 server and 03 workstations), an Oracle database, or an Amazon EC2 instance.
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
Bacula EnterpriseNAKIVO Backup & Replication
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
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.1
138 Ratings
7% above category average
Universal recovery9.11 Ratings8.9114 Ratings
Instant recovery10.031 Ratings8.9116 Ratings
Recovery verification10.040 Ratings9.2122 Ratings
Business application protection3.02 Ratings8.8106 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.044 Ratings9.3124 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.045 Ratings9.1128 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.527 Ratings9.398 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.038 Ratings8.9124 Ratings
Snapshots10.035 Ratings9.3117 Ratings
Flexible deployment10.043 Ratings9.489 Ratings
Management dashboard8.543 Ratings9.0101 Ratings
Platform support10.046 Ratings9.298 Ratings
Retention options9.746 Ratings9.598 Ratings
Encryption10.035 Ratings9.088 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Bacula Enterprise
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Ratings
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.6
27 Ratings
6% above category average
Continuous data protection00 Ratings8.822 Ratings
Replication00 Ratings9.126 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics00 Ratings8.326 Ratings
Malware protection00 Ratings7.616 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities00 Ratings9.023 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings8.723 Ratings
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User Ratings
Bacula EnterpriseNAKIVO Backup & Replication
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(46 ratings)
9.2
(141 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
9.3
(43 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(17 ratings)
9.7
(47 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(32 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(13 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bacula EnterpriseNAKIVO Backup & Replication
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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Nakivo Inc.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is well suited for a variety of scenarios. Firstly, it is ideal for businesses with virtualized environments, such as VMware or Hyper-V, as it offers seamless backup and recovery solutions tailored to these platforms. Secondly, organizations with a mix of virtual, physical, and cloud environments can benefit from NAKIVO's ability to provide unified data protection across these platforms. Additionally, businesses requiring fast and reliable disaster recovery capabilities will find NAKIVO Backup & Replication valuable, thanks to its site recovery and orchestration features.However, there are scenarios where NAKIVO may be less appropriate. For organizations with exclusively physical infrastructure and no virtualized environments, the full range of NAKIVO's features may not be utilized to its fullest potential. Similarly, companies with limited data storage requirements may not fully benefit from NAKIVO's deduplication and compression capabilities.
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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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Nakivo Inc.
  • Can be installed natively on nas appliances leveraging the use of underutilized appliances. No need to install the software on Windows or Linux Servers.
  • Backup natively Vmware Virtual Machines and File Shares (you need to buy the right license modules).
  • Destination storage for backups (or of the backup copies) can be Microsoft shares, Amazon S3, Wasabi, Backblaze and remotely to other sites using their transporter vm.
  • To not overload the system with overlapping jobs, they can be chained one after the other.
  • Rapid add/remove/reorder priority of vm to backup and their backup archive. Jobs can be easily changed or chained.
  • Quick support service
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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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Nakivo Inc.
  • Backups have the option of "screenshot verification". Screenshot verification doesn't always work for us when our vmtools is out of date. If we are on an older version of VMware and that version of vmtools is up to date, NAKIVO still thinks it is out of date.
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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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Nakivo Inc.
It is a product that contains most of the features of its big competitors but at an affordable price for small businesses. In addition, the support is very good even if they only have support in English. Another important factor is its compatibility with NAS devices, which greatly simplifies deployment. The implementation is simple and in a matter of minutes you can define the first copy Jobs
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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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Nakivo Inc.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is very easy to set up. I did it by myself, and it went perfectly. Online documents are very well written, and also the tech support asked to help me set it up. I want to do it by myself and the setup process is very easy to do. The connection to your VM and servers is very easy to do.
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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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Nakivo Inc.
The support is fast and perfect. If u have any questions, you can contact the support team via mail or chat and you always get a fast answer. You can also find a lot of help in the FAQ in the help center to resolve your problems. Anytime I had to contact the support, they helped me and solved my problem.
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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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Nakivo Inc.
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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Nakivo Inc.
It is very easy to do in all the formats in which it is implemented, whether as an appliance, in a windows machine, or an implementation in NAS. I only use the appliance one, but I have tried all of them in trial mode to know which one interested me more.
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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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Nakivo Inc.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication stands out as a more cost-effective and robust solution compared to Veeam ONE. With competitive pricing and a comprehensive feature set including incremental backups, global deduplication, LAN-free data transfer, and built-in WAN acceleration, NAKIVO offers efficient data protection and optimized storage usage. Its user-friendly interface and streamlined setup process make it appealing for organizations with limited IT resources. Additionally, NAKIVO's support for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Nutanix AHV further enhances its versatility. When evaluating data protection solutions, NAKIVO's affordability, robustness, and ease of use make it an attractive choice for businesses seeking a comprehensive and cost-effective backup solution.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Bacula Systems
No answers on this topic
Nakivo Inc.
The pricing for VM backups is good value for money as it does not limit how many VM's per socket. This works well for smaller sites with simple backup requirements. Physical machine backup pricing would more attractive with a sliding scale based on the number of physical machines.
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Professional Services
Bacula Systems
No answers on this topic
Nakivo Inc.
I contacted a few times Nakivo representatives, once for technical doubt and the other ones for commercial ones. Both support services are fast and reliable.
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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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Nakivo Inc.
  • One of our contributors has permanently deleted worksheets from our file server. From Nakivo, we were able to recover all the data in less than 10 minutes.
  • An authentication server was encrypted by ransomware, through NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we recover the entire server within 1 hour.
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