Bacula Enterprise vs. Veritas NetBackup

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
Veritas NetBackup
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Veritas NetBackup is a backup-as-a-service product providing data recovery and protection for enterprises. It supports physical, virtual, and cloud systems and features an automated disaster recovery capabilities.N/A
Pricing
Bacula EnterpriseVeritas NetBackup
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Bacula EnterpriseVeritas NetBackup
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Bacula EnterpriseVeritas NetBackup
Considered Both Products
Bacula Enterprise
Chose Bacula Enterprise
We used Veritas NetBackup for a number of years prior to Bacula Enterprise. We always had annoyances with the configuration and reliability of doing restores when using incremental backups. We also had to change various defaults to get the behavior that we wanted. Bacula …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
We are a data recovery company and we use to receive backup media from several backup systems from the market when the original software can't restore them after data storage accidents or for some other different reasons. Bacula Enterprise is the only software that we never had …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
The guarantee of restoration and security of the company's data, and the possibility of data backup with greater capacity at a lower cost, both in the acquisition of the license and in the annual payments for the guarantee of support and updates is why Bacula Enterprise stacks …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
NetBackup had some malfunctions when the operating system where the solution was installed was restarted, often the services did not start automatically, restoring files from within a VM backup was not supported
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Lower cost of the tool, no limitation of backup data, and plugins compatible with the type of services we have in our data center.
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise has a much more intuitive interface, better performance, and more data backup capacity at a lower price.
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Although it is a well-known and robust solution, it didn't work for us. Bad console, the bad solution to manage, few integrations, very expensive, poor support, that is, it was not difficult to decide on the exchange. In addition to the bad experience to make a DR of the …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Bacula is cheaper.
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise can do everything that we have needed to do with competing products. It may require a script be written, but there is a massive set of resources available online, and a wealth of experience in the support team that can guide us if needed.
We selected Bacula …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Some of the Bacula Enterprise competitors are well fitted for a certain task like Virtual Machines backups or Database backups. Bacula Enterprise, with its flexibility and plugins, was able to achieve the same level of performance of all other tools together, reducing the …
Chose Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise is a much lower cost than NetBackup which is what we had been using (and still do use for a few systems).
Veritas NetBackup

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Bacula EnterpriseVeritas NetBackup
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
Veritas NetBackup
9.9
17 Ratings
15% above category average
Universal recovery9.11 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Instant recovery10.031 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Recovery verification10.040 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Business application protection3.02 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.044 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.045 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.527 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.038 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Snapshots10.035 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Flexible deployment10.043 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Management dashboard8.543 Ratings9.714 Ratings
Platform support10.046 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Retention options9.746 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Encryption10.035 Ratings9.913 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Bacula EnterpriseVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(46 ratings)
9.9
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(17 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bacula EnterpriseVeritas NetBackup
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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Cohesity
Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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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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Cohesity
  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
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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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Cohesity
  • Admin console
  • SAP HANA application Templates should also be introduced instead of scripting
  • SAP MAXDB application template should also be introduced
  • Tape Management need improvement
  • MOBILE connectivity is missing
  • Admin console is so simple it should be more funcky or stylish
  • Small database should also be considered for backup
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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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Cohesity
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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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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Cohesity
NetBackup provides a complete, flexible data protection solution for a variety of platforms. The platforms include Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. NetBackup lets you back up, archive, and restore files, folders or directories, and volumes or partitions that reside on your computer.
During a backup or an archive, the client sends backup data across the network to a NetBackup server. The NetBackup server manages the type of storage that is specified in the backup policy. During a restore, users can browse, then select the files and directories to recover.
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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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Cohesity
Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
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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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Cohesity
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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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Cohesity
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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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Cohesity
CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Bacula Systems
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Cohesity
Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution. The price is fair. Most people have felt this solution was somewhat expensive.
licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, agents, servers, and options that NetBackup will be protecting or run on. A customer purchases the same number of licenses as the count of clients, agents, servers, and options.
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Professional Services
Bacula Systems
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Cohesity
Education, Consulting and Managed services to keep our business running smooth.They provide the expertise needed to help you bridge the gap between excellent information management solutions and the information essential to help you reach maximum business value. They Meet information management goals with agility and flexibility.
Comprehensive 24x7 monitoring, management and support of your backup and archiving environments.
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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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Cohesity
  • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
  • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
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