Code42 CrashPlan vs. Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CrashPlan
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
CrashPlan is a cloud backup solution from Code42 in Minneapolis, MN.
$6
per user/per month
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Score 5.9 out of 10
N/A
System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup and recovery system that contributes to BCDR strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data.N/A
Pricing
Code42 CrashPlanMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Editions & Modules
Standard
$6
per user/per month
Premium
$9
per user/per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CrashPlanMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Code42 CrashPlan
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Ratings
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
8.0
3 Ratings
1% below category average
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings9.13 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings6.93 Ratings
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User Ratings
Code42 CrashPlanMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(83 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Code42 CrashPlanMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Code42
Individuals (SOHO), families and SMBs, who have a tight budget for offsite critical company data backup are well suited to this product. Especially if you want your data to be hosted locally (Australia in our case). Larger companies, with higher requirements and budgets would be better served elsewhere. Especially when you consider the poor technical support. Although, to be fair, their poor support may just be issues with their Pro/SMB products, as opposed to their enterprise products. However, if that is the case it's a pretty poor show/indicator still.
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Microsoft
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager is well suited for Windows domain environments where you need to make backups of Hyper-V virtual machines or bare metal servers. It is possible to backup SQL databases, works pretty well, but sometimes needs consistency checks on backups to properly continue to backup databases. Easy to restore anything to production or to another location.
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Pros
Code42
  • Code42 is the most affordable backup system offering unlimited storage that I could find. I came from SOS Online Backup, which I ultimately decided to drop after my monthly rate for their unlimited plan increased by 20x.
  • With Code42's unlimited storage option, I don't have to worry about the fact that my backups are significant in space. As a photographer with thousands of images at stake, I need to run large backups often.
  • Code42 runs continuously and silently in the background of my desktop computer. It is truly "set and go", so I don't have to think about it when I'm away. It runs until the designated drive has been fully backed up to my cloud storage. It will then automatically email me once the backup is complete (or, it will email me if it encounters any errors).
  • Customer service is above par. Anytime I need help, a chat agent is available (chat is my communication preference), they are always friendly, and go above and beyond to resolve my needs.
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Microsoft
  • Hyper-V backup /restore
  • Bare-Metal backup/restore
  • Good management console
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Cons
Code42
  • The Code42 program installed on your computer is Java-based vs. a native application. While this makes development for Code42 easier, there are a lot of drawbacks to Java programs including more resources usage, less stability, and overall more clunky interface.
  • While this was also in the Pros category - Code42 is an extremely powerful and flexible program, which adds a great deal of complexity. Setting up Code42 isn't always a simple procedure, and depending on the complexity of your backup set, can take a while to tinker around with the settings to get everything to work properly.
  • The Code42 desktop program consists of a Java program front end, as well as a backend service - there are times when the backend service will crash, and the front end Java program will refuse to load. Typically, restarting the service or restarting the computer will resolve the issue, but sometimes more in-depth troubleshooting is required.
  • Perhaps one of the biggest downsides to Code42 is its price - at $10/month/computer Code42 is more than double the price of some existing backup services such as Backblaze (priced at $50/year/computer). To add salt to the wound, about a year and a half ago, Code42 (Crashplan at the time) discontinued their consumer options - which were very reasonably priced at $60/year for a single computer or a family plan priced at $150/year for up to 10 computers. When these options were discontinued, the cost of backing up with Code42 was effectively doubled for the same feature set.
  • Along with the previous example, before Crashplan became Code42, Crashplan had the option to back up to a remote machine on a different network with a free Crashplan account. This option was eliminated when the consumer line of services were discontinued.
  • While the backup service provided by Code42 are still first in class, the above two controversial changes have broken some trust between Code42 and its clients.
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Microsoft
  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
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Likelihood to Renew
Code42
No other product works as well.
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Microsoft
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Usability
Code42
Overall, it is simple to use, lightweight, and effective.
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Microsoft
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Support Rating
Code42
Friendly and knowledgeable support team available to assist with this product. Code 42 (formerly CrashPlan) offers unlimited storage options for reasonable costs, so you really can't go wrong with this product. They have been a reliable resource for our company, and I would recommend to others looking for an easy setup with unlimited storage.
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Microsoft
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Implementation Rating
Code42
Very easy to follow the install guide.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Code42
Unitrends is our primary backup solution here at my place of employment, and I have no complaints. It does on-prem backups to a storage pool and with that, we chose not to also use Unitrends could storage as the cost was pretty high. Code42 Crashplan has a low cost and we were familiar with it. We found a great fit for Crashplan at a remote office with a web server, file share server, and a Domain Controller in addition to the Unitrends solution there. I also set up Code42 CrashPlan for a nonprofit org, as well as a Health foods store. I felt like I could stand behind the Code42 CrashPlan solution with my experience with it, in places like these where every dollar mattered.
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Microsoft
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Return on Investment
Code42
  • Tremendous cost savings as the amount of data you backup doesn't impact cost. One flat rate!
  • Implementation time was minimal and requires little to no maintenance. Since installation, I've not had to correct or fix any issues. It just works.
  • We opted to supplement Code42 with another solution that allowed us to backup data to a local repository due to the amount for data that changes in our firm.
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Microsoft
  • It has saved us on licensing costs and through centralized management.
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