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Score 8.8 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Barracuda Backup
9.0
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Universal recovery
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Live recovery
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Recovery verification
Barracuda Backup
8.5
Veritas Backup Exec
8.5
Business application protection
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Multiple backup destinations
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Veritas Backup Exec
8.3
Incremental backup identification
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Veritas Backup Exec
5.4
Backup to the cloud
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Deduplication and file compression
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Veritas Backup Exec
4.3
Snapshots
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Veritas Backup Exec
4.1
Flexible deployment
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Management dashboard
Barracuda Backup
8.8
Veritas Backup Exec
5.1
Platform support
Barracuda Backup
8.6
Veritas Backup Exec
5.1
Retention options
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Veritas Backup Exec
5.4
Encryption
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0

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

Veritas Backup Exec

  • The license/agent deployment feature in Backup Exec facilitates effective and speedy population within your data center.
  • Veritas Backup Exec's feature rich job creation is intuitive and simplifies backup strategies.
  • Customizable views in the Administrator console allow you to view your backup environment to maximize visibility.
Christopher Stark | 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

Veritas Backup Exec

  • The user interface can sometimes be sluggish and hang between options.The minimum spec is 2Gb but if running on a dedicated server I think 4Gb is recommended
  • As more companies seem to be entering the backup software market, Acronis is very aggressive on pricing and even offer discounts if you are replacing other backup solutions, the Backup Exec pricing plans have become a more expensive
  • Our version is an older 2014 version and has inadequate support for VM backs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Backup

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

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
Based on 3 answers
This software is a mess in my brutally honest opinion. I've spent more time babysitting this software while backing up 20 servers than I did with Veeam backing up 600+. I've had multiple jobs run fine for weeks at a time that just randomly fail out of the blue for seemingly no reason whatsoever. There's no intuitive way to chain jobs, so automation becomes somewhat more problematic if certain jobs depend on other jobs. The forever incremental feature feels tacked on since the merge operation merges all your incremental jobs into the most recent backup and doesn't have the option set a limit on how long to keep your point in time restores.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
Based on 1 answer
It can do a lot of things on paper and sounds terrific, but in practice it doesn't do any of them well. It can easily be sold to non-technical minds and C-levels, but of all the backup solutions I've used in the last 15 years of my career, Backup Exec is easily the least fault tolerant. Unless this software is a sunk cost and you're on a shoestring budget, I recommend almost anything else. Jobs fail often with obscure error codes and the KB articles in the Veritas support portal are a mess. Within 30 days of a fresh deployment I've logged more tickets with their support than I did in 3 years with Veeam.
Anonymous | 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

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 5.2
Based on 3 answers
In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
John Mota | 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

Veritas Backup Exec

Veritas Backup Exec 3.0
Based on 1 answer
It was pretty straightforward.
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

Veritas Backup Exec

If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
Anonymous | 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

Veritas Backup Exec

  • Veritas Backup Exec is good for single file restores. We have had to restore files from a few months back without any problem.
  • Veritas has saved us money by reverting work that was overwritten by a past employee.
  • Sometimes tapes can be overwritten by accident when you inventory it for restore, which can be an issue.
Michael Hylek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Barracuda Backup Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Veritas Backup Exec

General

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

Veritas Backup Exec Editions & Modules

Edition
Veritas Backup ExecContact sales team
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Barracuda Backup
    9.3
    Veritas Backup Exec
    5.3

    Likelihood to Renew

    Barracuda Backup
    10.0
    Veritas Backup Exec
    1.0

    Usability

    Barracuda Backup
    9.5
    Veritas Backup Exec
    1.0

    Reliability and Availability

    Barracuda Backup
    7.0
    Veritas Backup Exec

    Performance

    Barracuda Backup
    9.0
    Veritas Backup Exec

    Support Rating

    Barracuda Backup
    9.6
    Veritas Backup Exec
    5.2

    Implementation Rating

    Barracuda Backup
    8.0
    Veritas Backup Exec
    3.0

    Scalability

    Barracuda Backup
    7.0
    Veritas Backup Exec

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