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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Percona XtraBackup
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Percona XtraBackup
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Percona XtraBackup
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Percona XtraBackup
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Percona XtraBackup
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Percona XtraBackup
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Percona XtraBackup
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Percona XtraBackup
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Percona XtraBackup
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Percona XtraBackup
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
8.8
Percona XtraBackup
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Percona XtraBackup
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Percona XtraBackup
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Percona XtraBackup
8.6

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.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

  • Non-blocking backup : Backup process will not put any lock on the database.
  • Fast recovery : As it's a file level backup so it's quite fast in both backup and recovery.
  • Consistent backup : Xtrabackup always ensures consistent backup.
  • Easy to configure and Use.
  • Integration with clouds
Anil Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

  • The only feature that could use some improvement is partial backup restores. For example, I have a multi-tenant database at the schema level running on a single Percona Server instance. As a tenant grows too large for the share instance or becomes a noisy neighbour we need to move a the tenants schema to its own instance with minimal downtime, meaning that we would run the new instance as a replica with replication filters until failover. In terms of doing a consistent backup, there may be challenges and it is currently possible with XtraBackup, but it would be great if the process was simplified and ensured to be consistent.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
Harjit Lakhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.6
Based on 8 answers
They are always quick to get you routed to a tech support person and always get follow up after contacting them. Last experience was amazing, she adjusted my boxes and they perform even better. I cannot say enough about the support. We had some trouble with one of the windows servers leaving the volume shadow copy out there and would fail. They worked with us to adjust and get working. After that it has been months since I have had to do anything with the server to keep the backups running.
Nicholas Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup 8.2
Based on 3 answers
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
Harjit Lakhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

We have evaluated Mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise backup. Mysqldump is not a scalable solution. MEB is a paid and closed source. As we are truly open-source, we were looking for an open-source solution that was reliable and scalable. Xtrbackup has all the required features to fulfill our requirements.
Anil Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jason Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

  • Secure, reliable, fast and consistent backups. Open source with zero cost.
  • We satisfy our regulatory requirements.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Percona XtraBackup

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Backup
9.3
Percona XtraBackup
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup
10.0
Percona XtraBackup

Usability

Barracuda Backup
9.5
Percona XtraBackup
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Percona XtraBackup

Performance

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Percona XtraBackup

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup
9.6
Percona XtraBackup
8.2

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup
8.0
Percona XtraBackup

Scalability

Barracuda Backup
7.0
Percona XtraBackup

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