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Score 8.8 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup

There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
8.8
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.3
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.0
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
8.8
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.5
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
8.8

Pros

Barracuda Backup

  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
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Cons

Barracuda Backup

  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
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Support

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I have had multiple calls for various reasons with Barracuda Backup's support on various issues that have crept up in my backup. They are quick to jump into the system and help when needed and have access to the backend system to check the integrity of the system and run various fixes for issues that are not readily visible through the user-accessible UI.
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Implementation

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Backup

I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
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Return on Investment

Barracuda Backup

  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0

Support

Barracuda Backup
8.5

Implementation

Barracuda Backup
8.0

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0

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