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Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

I feel that Commvault's Active Directory Recovery and Testing of the recovery could be improved, but this could very well be a situation where I am not fully understanding the scope. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is spot-on in all other areas and will be a perfect fit for anyone with a decent-sized IT footprint.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

I would recommend using Dropbox if you need a clean, organized way to store files long-term. I would not recommend it if the person planned to do editing with a group of collaborators. I think Google Drive is much better suited to that. In Dropbox, it feels more like we all have access to the same document, but we can't collaborate in real-time--we need to take turns editing and re-saving.
Claire Rivero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Dropbox
Universal recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.6
Dropbox
Live recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
Dropbox
Recovery verification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
Dropbox
Business application protection
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
Dropbox
Multiple backup destinations
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
Dropbox
Incremental backup identification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.3
Dropbox
Backup to the cloud
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Dropbox
Deduplication and file compression
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.6
Dropbox
Snapshots
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
Dropbox
Flexible deployment
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Dropbox
Management dashboard
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Dropbox
Platform support
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Dropbox
Retention options
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Dropbox
Encryption
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Dropbox

File Sharing & Management

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.8
Versioning
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.7
Video files
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.6
Audio files
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.8
Document collaboration
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.6
Access control
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.9
File search
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.7
Device sync
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
9.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.9
User and role management
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.7
File organization
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
9.0
Device management
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.9
Performance
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
9.0
Reliability
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.9
Storage Reports
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.7

Pros

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Dropbox has the ability to automatically sync from other sources. When our Appraisers use their tablets to take pictures, it is set up so that the pictures automatically upload to a folder in Dropbox so that the staff back at the office will then have access to the pictures as well.
  • Dropbox is very easy to use. There is a list of folders on the left-hand side. You simply click and go to each folder to pull up files. You can rename the folders, sort by date, etc.
  • Dropbox has several different options for storage size options. An individual can choose a smaller package or a large corporation could choose bigger packages. There is also a free version that is great for saving pictures from an individual phone or another device.
  • Dropbox has a search feature that saves a lot of time. If you aren't sure where the file you need is, use the search function to quickly find it.
  • Dropbox is cloud based so there are no bulky servers taking up space!
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has developed the concept of plans that work great in smaller institutions but can hamstring large enterprises by the limited flexibility. There are situations where plans appear to be forced into decisions. Ideally, providing the ability to disable plans would be beneficial.
  • The security model is granular in respects to permissions and ability to implement it for a single object (client, user, job). Implementing the correct collection of permissions can sometimes feel like opening a padlock. This appears to be a great place to implement a wizard for guiding administrators through desired behaviors and building the appropriate security role.
David Lester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • There are a couple of rare instances where there's a feature which myself and other Dropbox users want but Dropbox has deemed either not needed or not viable. In those cases, it appears there's little we can do to change Dropbox's mind about enabling/adding the feature.
  • Through their website, I don't believe there's an easy way to see which folders are taking up the most space on your account. There have been a couple instances in the past when I needed to know where the majority of my data was being used and it was frustrating to not have that information available.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.4
Based on 8 answers
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 19 answers
Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Commvault is an enterprise-level tool that we use to backup all kinds of workloads. I have implemented Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery in many Enterprise-level, Corporate banks and financial companies to mitigate their data loss and compliance with their audit requirements. I have implemented it across many platforms such as MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, AIX, Exchange, VMware, Azure, Office 365, Hyper-V, Loutas Note, Windows FS/Unix FS backups and many cloud storage and virtual environments. Commvault DR option as well. We especially used Backup replication (Dash Copy), VM Replication (Live sync) and DB replication and VM life cycling process. Customers like the Commvault CommCell console, it is a single console solution.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 21 answers
It’s extremely easy to use on any device. I can set access to whole folders or only certain files. I can print, share, and save with very few clicks. I’m able to save high-resolution photos without taking up a ton of space on my phone and can send a link to those files that are too large to email or text.
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.5
Based on 78 answers
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery support is a Gold Standard for us. We are a ESP customer and have a designated Support Account Manager (SAM) & a Technical Account Manager (TAM) who we meet with every other week to go over any existing issues and upcoming version revisions release. But of course not all companies or organization will need this type of level of support but we have proven that this works for us due to the shear size of our environment and the number of offices we support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 7.5
Based on 33 answers
It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
Arianna Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.8
Based on 7 answers
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
Pradeep Kabbur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
Annesa L Lacey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

I was not part of the decision to adopt Commvault, and having developed and used many other backup/recovery tools I was a little skeptical that it could do everything that we needed, but I can say that I'm glad that they chose Commvault. It has delivered even more than we had counted on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox is the most user-friendly when compared to similar software applications. It also seems to have the most functionality built into one program with the exception of maybe ShareFile, however, ShareFile comes at a much higher cost. I am skeptical of the security provided by the likes of Wetransfer. OpenDXM is probably the worst out of the bunch. It typically only works on Internet Explorer and requires a specific version of Java.
Jacob Jeffries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

  • The ease of use and reliability of Commvault have enabled us to support the entire environment with less personnel than other products. We can support hundreds of clients and 500TB of protected systems with a single person.
  • Their per TB pricing can get rather expensive often forcing you into an agent based pricing model and that can be less that ideal to mange.
Keith Luken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Before Dropbox, we were constantly emailing files back and forth to each other, and didn't have the ability to collaborate on a document without multiple versions floating around. Dropbox makes it easy to send a document, gather corrections, and finalize, which saves us time.
  • Dropbox is simple enough to use, but still with sufficient access control, that I can share specific folders with volunteers, board members, or other partners quickly and easily.
Emily Westergaard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

General

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

Dropbox

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
Dropbox
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.4
Dropbox
10.0

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Dropbox
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
9.0

Performance

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.8

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Dropbox
7.5

Online Training

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
9.0

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.8
Dropbox
10.0

Scalability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
Dropbox
8.0

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