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Score 8.1 out of 100

Vembu BDR Suite

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Barracuda Backup ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.2

Barracuda Backup

82%
7.6

Vembu BDR Suite

76%
Barracuda Backup ranks higher in 10/14 features

Universal recovery

9.0
90%
27 Ratings
8.7
87%
42 Ratings

Live recovery

6.9
69%
30 Ratings
7.9
79%
41 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.0
80%
29 Ratings
8.2
82%
43 Ratings

Business application protection

8.7
87%
24 Ratings
6.6
66%
34 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

8.8
88%
31 Ratings
6.9
69%
35 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
7.3
73%
45 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.2
92%
33 Ratings
6.4
64%
28 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.4
84%
34 Ratings
6.4
64%
35 Ratings

Snapshots

6.8
68%
25 Ratings
8.4
84%
35 Ratings

Flexible deployment

7.1
71%
18 Ratings
7.4
74%
43 Ratings

Management dashboard

7.1
71%
20 Ratings
7.1
71%
47 Ratings

Platform support

8.5
85%
20 Ratings
7.9
79%
47 Ratings

Retention options

8.8
88%
20 Ratings
8.2
82%
44 Ratings

Encryption

9.0
90%
16 Ratings
8.4
84%
41 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Barracuda Backup is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • Barracuda Backup and Vembu BDR Suite are tied in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Barracuda Backup

79%
34 Ratings
7.9

Vembu BDR Suite

79%
50 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Barracuda Backup

100%
2 Ratings
6.6

Vembu BDR Suite

66%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.2

Barracuda Backup

82%
3 Ratings
8.2

Vembu BDR Suite

82%
48 Ratings

Availability

7.0

Barracuda Backup

70%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDR Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Barracuda Backup

90%
2 Ratings

Vembu BDR Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.6

Barracuda Backup

96%
12 Ratings
6.5

Vembu BDR Suite

65%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Barracuda Backup

80%
2 Ratings
8.0

Vembu BDR Suite

80%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.0

Barracuda Backup

70%
1 Rating

Vembu BDR Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Vembu BDR Suite

I've been working with nearly every backup program for more than 25 years from small shops to corporations with thousands of users. Vembu BDR [Suite] is a great product for any business, large or small. It is missing a couple of options that maybe the most popular one has but it doesn't prevent protecting your business. When budget is an issue it's by far the best option. Being able to provide it to our clients is an added bonus since that makes it so much easier to manage when everyone is using the same product. When it comes to technical support, I haven't experienced support like Vembu Support in years. They are quick to respond, happy to remotely connect if desired and seem to really understand their product well. Many others I've worked with refuse to help, and send responses that have nothing to do with my question or they simply provide a link to a document and basically tell me to read and figure it out myself. Often that document does not relate to my issue. I've always done my research before contacting support and that kind of response is one of the biggest reasons we decided to look elsewhere and after many trials and deep testing, ultimately switched to Vembu. Vembu has been rock solid, fast, and tech support has been top-notch.

The biggest place I would say that VembuBDR is less appropriate is when you have the desire to backup your physical systems to multiple internal storage devices and want a secondary backup as a safety net and don’t want to risk that the backup itself is corrupt or infected and your only other option is a mirrored copy of that data.

I know they are working hard on adding features and I’m excited to know version 5 is releasing soon.
Dan Worrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Bare metal system images. These are incredibly flexible, enabling you to do dissimilar hardware restores, local or online backups and restore to VHD
  • Full, differential and transaction log backups for SQL server, ensuring rapid backup and restore, with maximum storage efficiency.
  • Incremental backups for files, meaning only the changes which have been made to a file are backed up, dramatically reducing time to backup and increasing storage efficiency.
Tom Evans | 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

Vembu BDR Suite

  • Although its interface is simple, a web-only interface for a backup solution isn't recommended as the main interface.
  • Using PostgreSQL as the configuration DB Source is OK. But, the lack of options for the Database isn't OK. Especially on a Windows Environment, admins prefer using a centralized MS SQL Instance, and this is not possible with Vembu.
  • More work needed on SharePoint, Active Directory, and Exchange Restores. All three are critical workloads in almost any infrastructure.
  • Reporting can be greatly improved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Starting Price

Vembu BDR Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

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

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.6
Based on 3 answers
I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful.We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.2
Based on 3 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

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.2
Based on 48 answers
Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
Colin Rosario | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.6
Based on 12 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

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 6.5
Based on 8 answers
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
Bruce Redfern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Vembu BDR Suite

Vembu BDR Suite 8.0
Based on 3 answers
It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vembu BDR Suite

I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
Jesse Brandt | 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

Vembu BDR Suite

  • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
  • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
  • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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