Barracuda Copy (Discontinued) vs. SpiderOak

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Copy and CudaDrive were Barracuda Networks' cloud storage solutions. Barracuda ended the services in 2016, and they are no longer offered.
$9.99
per month
SpiderOak
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
SpiderOak is a file sync and cloud storage / backup solution, emphasizing privacy.N/A
Pricing
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)SpiderOak
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)SpiderOak
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)SpiderOak
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)SpiderOak
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
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Ratings
SpiderOak
8.9
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
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Ratings
SpiderOak
9.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
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Ratings
SpiderOak
8.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Performance00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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User Ratings
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)SpiderOak
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)SpiderOak
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
I actually recommend this service to all my students and colleagues. It's got more storage space for free than any provider I've found (and for students and teachers, this is a BIG deal). It's wonderful if you want to upload video, too, because where Dropbox and other providers severely limit file upload sizes, Copy is much more generous. Also, since Copy is cloud-based, you don't even need your own computer to use it necessarily since you can access it online. I can't really think of a situation where it would be less appropriate unless you wanted to store classified documents (in which case I'd wonder why you're uploading them to a cloud-based server in the first place).
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SpiderOak
SpiderOak is well suited for local backups of the computer the client resides on. It is well suited for local area storage backups. It is less suited for remote backups, over a VPN or wide area where the data is continually changing. For data that continually changes, like in our document management system, the client needs to be on the same network as the data.
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Copy is similar to Dropbox, in that you have a folder on your computer where you store the files you want to be able to access and sync via Copy's online service. It's very reliable about making sure files are synced across machines.
  • You can create "shortcuts" to files on your main computer in order to access them from other locations without it impacting the amount of space you're using on your account. It seems to work almost like a VPN (but not quite).
  • You can share folders and files with others, allowing various privileges and rights. This process is incredibly easy. It also sends your affiliate link in case the people you are sharing with want to sign up (bonus space!).
  • Copy is attractive and simple to use. It's not complicated, and their support site is clear and monitored.
  • Copy is great if you regularly need to upload or share video files. It allows a larger upload size than Dropbox which means that those videos you shoot on your smart phone can be uploaded and shared more easily.
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SpiderOak
  • Versions Files meaning it makes multiple copies of the same files as it is updated
  • Zero Knowledge meaning our storage is complete secure and private
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • One thing Copy doesn't do is allow you to sync any folder on your hard drive (like Sugar Sync does). You have to save the file in the designated Copy folder. However, Dropbox and most other popular cloud storage services don't allow this either, so although this is a negative, it's so common that it's hardly a major drawback.
  • EDIT: You can work around this by creating shortcuts in your Copy folder that point to the folder in its original location on your hard drive.
  • There are a few areas of support (instructions, primarily, in regards to file shortcuts) that are a little vague (although at the time of this writing they may have been clarified and detail added).
  • Copy isn't as well known as other cloud service providers, so your friends may need to be caught up on its awesomeness. This also means that it isn't as well integrated into apps and programs. I'm hoping time will change this as the service grows.
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SpiderOak
  • The Software Client sometimes fails and the only resolution is to uninstall/reinstall
  • Support meanig there is no number to call, you do everything over email
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It's by far the most reasonably priced storage solution. Microsoft OneDrive has great pricing, but most would agree that this service isn't quite as easy to use as some of the others (I do actually use it, but not for sharing or collaborating). Also, Copy's less stringent file limitations makes it a step above every other service I've tried. And, it's super easy to explain to others how it works and how to use it.
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SpiderOak
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Copy is so easy to use, it's beautiful, and it just works well. Although finding my referral link could be easier, I'm constantly recommending it to others. I love that there are no restrictions on the size of file uploads, making it my favorite place to upload video files that are shot on my phone. I like that I can share files if I want. It's a great service, and I don't think anyone beats the amount of free space you start with.
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SpiderOak
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Support Rating
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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SpiderOak
While I gave them a 7, it is in regards to the access to support. This is a business application and not being able to call them can sometimes be a problem especially when you need immediate support. They still tend to manage their support on a consumer line model and not a business grade model. With that said, I will say they are very knowledgeable of the product and how to resolve most any issue when I contact them.
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Although Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive are all excellent services (and I still use one or two of them depending on the circumstance - required by business, collaborative document creation, etc.), Copy is probably my favorite. The closest second is SugarSync. What keeps me coming back to Copy (after a long, happy stay with SugarSync) is the pricing and the amount of space you are given for the amount paid (that and my business started blocking SugarSync and Dropbox). Copy has a clean interface, has an equal (or better) user interface and functionality, makes sharing a breeze, and offers a ton of storage for a very reasonable price. And, since I've installed it, I've had zero problems with it getting out of sync or losing files. I'm in love!
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SpiderOak
In regards to overall performance SpiderOak is not as customizable as Unitrends, but based on the annual cost for SpiderOak and how we use the product, for a "Backup" to our primary backup solution, it is a welcomed option to our backup strategy when you consider the versioning, zero knowledge, share features and unlimited data.
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • +easier file sharing with my colleagues and students (less stress, more efficient than using flash drives).
  • +easy access to files I use regularly, whether on my home computer, my phone, or at work, meaning increased productivity.
  • +fast syncing (and selective syncing) means that I can choose which files to sync to each location, leading to optimized storage management on my hard drives.
  • +since it's super easy to get lots of free space, the ROI is awesome. Plus, because you start with more free space than other options, you're already one step ahead.
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SpiderOak
  • ROI is positive when you consider unlimited data for the annual cost.
  • Versioning when you consider backing up documents that continually change and need to restore a previous version.
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