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Score 8.9 out of 100

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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

In my experience, Commvault is best designed for large enterprises with sparse or segmented data deployments. If all of your data is similar, and sitting in one data center or cloud storage solution, it isn't cost-effective. In a word, overkill. I had a client that was looking for a backup solution for unstructured data in separate and air-gapped data sources. My cCmmvault rep could not offer a solution that was cost-effective and did not require multiple copies of the data, so storage made the solution nonscalable or cost-effective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
8.8
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.6
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
7.9
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4

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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • You can do backups of your servers, PC, and virtual environments in just one console.
  • The policy setup is very granular, so you can do almost whatever you need.
  • The compression and duplication really save you a lot storage space, which means less hardware.
  • The backup time are really good, so the maintenance window for each backup is fast.
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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • The management console still uses Java and often has compatibility issues. I would dump java in favor or a HTML5 web console.
  • CommVault is a huge solution capable of managing the most complex environments. It could benefit from some simplification and wizards to make it more approachable to smaller IT shops.
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Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.4
Based on 7 answers
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.0
Based on 6 answers
They product is built very well with all the features and support to different types of data but as an end user it is not simple to explore the server. Not easy to setup the features and make it operational as compared to the other competitor in the market.
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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.4
Based on 27 answers
The cooperation with the support team so far has been excellent. We will be informed on every problem. The first line will help very soon after the ticket is opened. They always meet the appointment. Every problem is solved as soon as possible. When talking with the support team, they immediately indicated that they had the knowledge, and knew where to look. If the problem goes beyond their help frame, the second aid level is immediately activated, the case is raised to a higher level and another call/help meeting is scheduled immediately. The nice thing about this company is that you can follow every ticket online.
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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.9
Based on 3 answers
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

IBM TSM has Commvault beat in true HSM, but TSM is so complex to mange and run and is probably a tad lighter on resources, but not enough to warrant using it. NetBackup was the speed king for years, but after Symantec virtually abandoned the product their are years behind in innovation. The NetBackup UI is ancient and the reporting is weak. Veeam has a very specific target audience and that is the purely virtualized SMB what does not have much to protect. Veeam's deduplication is barely works and their compression is just OK. Veeam underlying disk usage is very wasteful and can quickly add up, Commvault is far more space efficient for the backup target than any of the competitors that offer deduplication
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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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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • With a successful DR test, Commvault has proven that our most critical systems could be recovered in a very short amount of time. Since these Tier One systems are the money makers, it is a relief to know they can be up and running within the SLA provided by the business.
  • With the large amount of client agents used for backups, we are backing up databases that we couldn't before with NetBackup. Right now, our environment is the most protected it has ever been.
  • Even though we have increased the amount of data we are backing up by a very large margin, the success rates have allowed us to work on other things than having to worry about backups not working. Productivity has certainly increased.
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Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.4

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Support

Barracuda Backup
8.5
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4

Implementation

Barracuda Backup
8.0
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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