Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) vs. Percona XtraBackup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Score 7.2 out of 10
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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
Percona XtraBackup
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Percona XtraBackup is a free, open source, online backup solution for all versions of Percona Server for MySQL, MySQL, and MariaDB. Percona XtraBackup performs online non-blocking, tightly compressed, secure backups of InnoDB, XtraDB, and HailDB storage engines on transactional systems, so that applications remain fully available during planned maintenance windows. Percona XtraBackup can perform streaming, compressed, and incremental MySQL backups. Percona…N/A
Pricing
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)Percona XtraBackup
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)Percona XtraBackup
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFree and open-source
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
8.1
3 Ratings
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
2 Ratings
Universal recovery9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression8.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots8.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard8.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options6.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption6.33 Ratings8.62 Ratings
User Ratings
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)Percona XtraBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(3 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)Percona XtraBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Percona
Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Hyper-V backup /restore
  • Bare-Metal backup/restore
  • Good management console
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Percona
  • Non-blocking backup : Backup process will not put any lock on the database.
  • Fast recovery : As it's a file level backup so it's quite fast in both backup and recovery.
  • Consistent backup : Xtrabackup always ensures consistent backup.
  • Easy to configure and Use.
  • Integration with clouds
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
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Percona
  • The only feature that could use some improvement is partial backup restores. For example, I have a multi-tenant database at the schema level running on a single Percona Server instance. As a tenant grows too large for the share instance or becomes a noisy neighbour we need to move a the tenants schema to its own instance with minimal downtime, meaning that we would run the new instance as a replica with replication filters until failover. In terms of doing a consistent backup, there may be challenges and it is currently possible with XtraBackup, but it would be great if the process was simplified and ensured to be consistent.
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Usability
Microsoft
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Percona
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
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Percona
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
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Percona
We have evaluated Mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise backup. Mysqldump is not a scalable solution. MEB is a paid and closed source. As we are truly open-source, we were looking for an open-source solution that was reliable and scalable. Xtrbackup has all the required features to fulfill our requirements.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It has saved us on licensing costs and through centralized management.
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Percona
  • Secure, reliable, fast and consistent backups. Open source with zero cost.
  • We satisfy our regulatory requirements.
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