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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

7.1

Bacula Enterprise

71%
9.2

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

92%
NAKIVO Backup & Replication ranks higher in 12/14 features

Universal recovery

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
72 Ratings

Live recovery

6.9
69%
9 Ratings
8.7
87%
71 Ratings

Recovery verification

6.5
65%
19 Ratings
9.2
92%
75 Ratings

Business application protection

3.0
30%
2 Ratings
9.2
92%
67 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

8.2
82%
24 Ratings
9.3
93%
76 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

7.8
78%
24 Ratings
9.3
93%
79 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.9
99%
12 Ratings
9.6
96%
57 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

6.9
69%
18 Ratings
8.8
88%
80 Ratings

Snapshots

8.2
82%
15 Ratings
9.4
94%
75 Ratings

Flexible deployment

3.8
38%
21 Ratings
9.2
92%
45 Ratings

Management dashboard

4.3
43%
21 Ratings
9.2
92%
51 Ratings

Platform support

7.1
71%
24 Ratings
9.2
92%
50 Ratings

Retention options

7.1
71%
24 Ratings
9.3
93%
50 Ratings

Encryption

10.0
100%
15 Ratings
9.2
92%
47 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bacula Enterprise is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Bacula Enterprise

99%
24 Ratings
8.9

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

89%
87 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Bacula Enterprise

100%
3 Ratings
9.1

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Bacula Enterprise

85%
4 Ratings
9.4

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

94%
42 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Bacula Enterprise

98%
25 Ratings
9.7

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

97%
50 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Bacula Enterprise

80%
1 Rating
8.2

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

82%
3 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Bacula Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

92%
32 Ratings

Professional Services

Bacula Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

91%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise is not the easiest backup software to work with--you are expected to be competent at the command line and editing complex configuration files, even if you mostly use the web GUI for day-to-day operations. However, study is rewarded--you can do many very complex things. Easy things may not always be easy, but very hard things are possible (unlike many competitors that make easy things easy and hard things impossible).
I would not recommend Bacula to someone who just wants a quick plug and play solution; but in my opinion your backups and disaster recovery system shouldn't be plug and play - that's a great way to feel good about a solution that won't actually work for you when it's needed!
Daniel Drucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

If you are using VM is it the perfect solution at an affordable cost. I moved to NAKIVO Backup & Replication after my last backup software was charging me above affordable prices. It was a cheap and stable solution for us. It has covered all our needs. The restore has been tested, and it works without any issues. This product is suited for companies that have a small budget and want to keep all their data safe.
Spiros Kaladelfos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Bacula Enterprise

  • The support services provided by Bacula Systems are superb. They usually respond extremely quickly and have clear and useful answers upfront, which is a welcome change. Their support enabled us to get Bacula Enterprise up and running quickly and well configured, in a relatively short period of time. In addition, they also offer proactive support on a yearly basis. This involves sending an automatically generated report on your system configuration and status from which they provide advice on any issues or configuration problems that they find. I haven't seen this level of proactive support from another company.
  • The configuration is extremely powerful and flexible. If you're used to dealing with text-based configuration files then you'll find this system familiar. It also fits well with configuration management tools - in our case, Puppet - allowing the configuration across the whole system to be managed centrally. The flexibility of the system allowed us to have backups running exactly when and how we wanted, performing staging to tape via disk, and with various admin, tasks to automate the handling of tapes within our tape library.
  • The command-line console tool allows all operations to be done from the command line. In an emergency situation, or stuck in a datacentre with only a dumb console, being able to do everything via the command line is an important feature to have.
  • Bweb is an optional extra that provides a web-based interface for both management and configuration. If you don't want to edit text files and use the command line console tool then Bweb is the best interface to use. We don't use it for configuration (favoring external tools for managing the text-based configuration), but we do use it to monitor backups and perform restores. It provides an excellent overview of what's happening with the system.
  • The manuals, whitepapers, and additional documentation cover everything in detail. The whitepapers give a good overview of the installation, concepts, and specific scenarios, whilst the manuals cover in more depth how specific areas work and how the configuration is handled. It's very easy to find out what a particular option means and does.
  • The software can run on and is supported on, a wide variety of operating systems, including Ubuntu which is what we use. This is a level of flexibility that was important to us after being tied to RHEL for our previous backup system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Frequent backups do not affect the server load especially when the store is based on a high-performance NAS. We use OMV and average a GB per Minute per backup.
  • Offsite backups to a hosted store on AWS or Wsabi is simple.
  • VM replication is simple to set up.
  • Backup compression and encryption is excellent.
Clyde Wynter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bacula Enterprise

  • Takes a while to get used to the software. It's not something that you can just install and work away with. You need to figure it out first. We did get a free training course when we purchased the Bacula Enterprise version which we found very useful.
  • Support Documentation is very in depth but it's a tough read sometimes. Takes a while to understand the concepts from this documentation. Could do with making the documentation a small bit easier to understand.
Brian O'Connell | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Physical Linux host backup using their agent software supports various types of Linux storage volumes (LVMs) - I have not tested this in over a year since facing some issues early on.
  • Continued improvement on the UI making it quicker to find common tasks and more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bacula Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Bacula Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro Essentials$251
Enterprise Essentials$351
Pro$401
EnterpriseContact Vendor
  1. per workload
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
A 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.

Likelihood to Renew

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.1
Based on 4 answers
It's great. It works, it's cost effective and it's easy to maintain. I don't see us ever changing away from Nakivo Backup and Replication to any other product. We are very impressed and satisfied with the results.
David Judice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 8.5
Based on 4 answers
It still has a lot of flaws to overcome, especially in the area of user friendliness. Searching and filtering is quite cumbersome. Once you find the job you from which you want to restore, be sure to write that job number down because you won't be able to quickly find the job again without it during a recovery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.4
Based on 42 answers
Wherever NAKIVO runs (as a dedicated VM, an application on NAS, as an installed service) you get a concise Web interface through encrypted communication. One is able to check and monitor the backups quickly and in detail, if needed. Notifications, Warnings, and Alarms are grouped and bundled so that you can work with them promptly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 9.8
Based on 25 answers
We have always been very well served by Bacula Enterprise support. The response time is excellent, and any doubts or problems are resolved quickly and easily, avoiding complications and the evolution of problems that could arise. Only praise for Bacula Enterprise's service and support. The monitoring of the entire process from acquisition to implementation was very well done.
Ernesto Veiga | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.7
Based on 50 answers
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.
Juergen Fritsch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Ensure the backup traffic goes through separate traffic as the other environment.
Alexander Siahaan | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Configuring a dedicated Nakivo backup server with local storage and additional Linux NAS storage units for immutability is key. Backed-up data is only useful if it can be restored.
Clyde Wynter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bacula Enterprise

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.
Cliff Nieuwenhuis | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is easier to deploy, even for initial and full deployment. But in our case, we deploy it as an OVA, so we keep it easier. We also can create new backup jobs quickly and restore damaged VMs in very few steps. We do not ever detect a depletion in-network Bandwith on the backup process nor restore ones.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Bacula Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 32 answers
Our customer has a small infrastructure, so we could make good use of the "one-shot" Nakivo license. Our customer does not need to pay a fee every year (although you are requested to pay a subscription in order to have updates and support, that is only fair) and we could grant them a top-notch product.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Bacula Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication 9.1
Based on 13 answers
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.
Francesco Bavastro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bacula Enterprise

  • Quite transparently for the applications to allow online backup and guaranteed enough confidence due to its efficient algorithms of verification of media and blocks.
  • The cost of purchasing and updating the annual support is very low compared to other "Veeam and Backup Exec" tools that I analyzed in the pre-project phase.
Rubens Urquisa | TrustRadius Reviewer

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

  • Due to ease of use, NAKIVO allowed us to spend more time on other tasks knowing that our backup system will just run as expected.
  • Since moving to NAKIVO, we've been able to do away with tapes and move to a disk/cloud-based model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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