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Score 8.9 out of 101
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

For a purely virtualized environment, I love it. I recommend using it with fast storage if you want to benefit from the Instant Recovery feature. If you have slow storage like a USB disk drive - Instant Recovery may not be fun for you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.7
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.2
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.1
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.3
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.9
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
5.9
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.1
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.9
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.0
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.5
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
8.9
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • No licensing! Any new operating systems or file systems added to the backup appliance can be added on the fly without having to reach out to a sales rep.
  • It supports nearly every operating system for backup and restore purposes.
  • Built in bare-metal backups for Windows allows you to restore a virtual machine to a physical box if needed, and vice versa.
  • VMWare instant recovery allows the appliance to become a datastore for virtual environments in a pinch.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • If you want to recover something from exchange, that is a separate piece of software. Wish that was integrated.
  • There are four extra HD slots on our appliance that you cannot expand to. Would be great if they allowed the appliance to be filled and re-striped.
  • A little annoyance is that the appliance doesn't have a faceplate. That could just be my issue though.
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Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.9
Based on 15 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.1
Based on 9 answers
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
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Support

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 2 answers
If I have an issue with a particular backup failing or an agent not working well, they are great. Fast and responsive. However, my experiences in dealing with hardware have not been excellent. They have taken long periods of time to resolve new installations and upgrades. In general they are very easy to get a hold of and in most cases are very good.
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 7.9
Based on 16 answers
Initial deployment services were terrific, and the couple of times I required support I received timely support from very knowledgeable support staff. These people are some of the best support staff I have encountered in my 20 year IT career.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance 8.1
Based on 8 answers
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

With the installation of the Unitrends appliance, we now have a flat cost structure, clients can be added/dropped without affecting operating costs. Whenever issues with the appliance are encountered, either questions about the OS, setting up backups/archives, doing recovery or hardware related the Unitrends support team has been exceptional in their assistance, a total change from the cost and support structure of the previous product.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

  • There are no negative impacts on our organization using the Unitrends device.
  • I have used the unitrends device to recover individual files lost by users, servers because of disc failures, servers because of malware or ransomeware, and desktops that I just thought it would be cool to show people how the baremetal product works.
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Barracuda Backup

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

General

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

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