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Score 9.7 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) best suits while dealing SAN devices whether they are independent or shared across the network with different data centers. SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) is very good in sending alerts if there is capacity issue or the capacity reached its threshold on SAN devices. SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) is also very good in reporting performance issues in more granular level and it could save lot of time to point the issues. It needs to be improved while dealing RAID levels on storage. It gives better performance while dealing same other solar wind products compared with non solar wind products. It needs more attention while dealing SAN shared with different data centers.
Srinivas Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Bacula Enterprise
8.2
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Universal recovery
Bacula Enterprise
9.1
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Live recovery
Bacula Enterprise
8.1
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Recovery verification
Bacula Enterprise
7.9
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Business application protection
Bacula Enterprise
3.0
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Multiple backup destinations
Bacula Enterprise
9.0
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Incremental backup identification
Bacula Enterprise
8.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Backup to the cloud
Bacula Enterprise
9.8
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Deduplication and file compression
Bacula Enterprise
8.9
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Snapshots
Bacula Enterprise
8.6
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Flexible deployment
Bacula Enterprise
7.3
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Management dashboard
Bacula Enterprise
7.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Platform support
Bacula Enterprise
8.3
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Retention options
Bacula Enterprise
8.3
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Encryption
Bacula Enterprise
9.6
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Unmasks storage performance metrics and gives a common dashboard for monitoring.
  • A simple, intuitive interface for adding supported storage frames.
  • Lineage -- "The guest OS is connected to the virtual host and the virtual host is connected to the ... wait, what LUN is that?!?" #SOLVED.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Most of the metrics are fairly high level
  • No visibility into virtual disks (you need Virtualization Monitor for that)
  • Not much granularity in hardware health
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 9.1
Based on 2 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has helped me prove that we need more storage as well as faster storage to management
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 7.2
Based on 3 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to set up and start. Out of the box alerts which you can tweak to your needs. Easy to use interfaces as well
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 9.5
Based on 16 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Do not have to contact support for issues often and when i do it is fast to get response and resolve my issues
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bacula Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use set up wizard went off without a hitch.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SRM is a standout against all of the competitors really. If you own Orion, then this is a must-have module to integrate, especially with DPA, if you also have the module. Out of the box, it is a fantastic product. Whereas a product like Nagios requires development work to get it even remotely close to SRM. PRTG is cluttered and messy and OpsManager functionality isn't even on the same level.
Rob Bates | 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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • With SRM we have proactively monitored devices to stay ahead of data growth
  • SRM makes monitoring of internal asset condition much easier
  • SRM make monitoring of live statistics much easier.
Richard Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Bacula Enterprise

Pricing Details

Bacula Enterprise

General

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

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bacula Enterprise
9.7
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Bacula Enterprise
9.1
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.0

Usability

Bacula Enterprise
7.2
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
9.0

Support Rating

Bacula Enterprise
9.5
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.0

Implementation Rating

Bacula Enterprise
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
8.0

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