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Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli does well running file-level backups, but Exchange is clunky and restores are really hard. With no SharePoint agent, if you use SharePoint you will need another product like AvePoint DocAve. The web-based GUI console is MUCH improved over earlier versions, but you will still need to be a command-line guru to make Tivoli do everything, and local (node) config files still rule. This product was originally ported from Unix and retains may of its 'nix roots.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.8
Universal recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.4
Recovery verification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.5
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Business application protection
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Tivoli Storage Manager
3.0
Multiple backup destinations
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Backup to the cloud
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Tivoli Storage Manager
Deduplication and file compression
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Snapshots
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.4
Tivoli Storage Manager
Flexible deployment
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Management dashboard
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.0
Platform support
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.2
Tivoli Storage Manager
7.8
Retention options
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Encryption
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.6
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • The concept of "forever incremental" is very appealing to my understanding of how backups should happen.
  • The backups are tuned for fast restores and they sure are fast.
  • The media management is very good.
Anonymous | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.3
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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.9
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

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed and provide to organizations with flexible and scalable software
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 8.4
Based on 2 answers
The few times we've called for support we eventually got an answer, but it's IBM and a very big company and getting to a support agent is hard.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Traning is very easy very helpful
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault training is very important and very helpful full for immplementation.
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 8.7
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

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli no longer has a SharePoint agent, others do. We are looking at a product that is agentless (runs in VMWare) to relieve our staff from installing and maintaining agents on 300 servers.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software
Shalika Senadeera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery

General

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

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
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.3
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.0

Usability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.9
Tivoli Storage Manager

Reliability and Availability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager

Performance

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager

Support Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.5
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.4

In-Person Training

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager

Online Training

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager

Implementation Rating

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
8.7
Tivoli Storage Manager

Scalability

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager

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