Cove Data Protection vs. Percona XtraBackup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cove Data Protection
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cove Data Protection (formerly N-Able Backup) is designed to cover servers, datacenters, applications, and workstations, and is provided to ensure business continuity and at-a-glance assessment and fast issue resolution via customizable dashboard.N/A
Percona XtraBackup
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
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
Cove Data ProtectionPercona XtraBackup
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cove Data ProtectionPercona 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
Cove Data ProtectionPercona XtraBackup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Cove Data Protection
8.4
16 Ratings
3% above category average
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Universal recovery8.413 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery9.113 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification8.314 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.613 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations6.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification7.815 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots7.511 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.714 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard7.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.216 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption7.915 Ratings8.62 Ratings
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Small Businesses
BDRSuite
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10
BDRSuite
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cove Data ProtectionPercona XtraBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(16 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(4 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(4 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cove Data ProtectionPercona XtraBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
N-able
Solarwinds Backup is ideal for individuals looking to keep a consistent backup of devices in their environment. We used it primarily for networking equipment. It is easy to set up, as it is one of the steps available when adding a new device to solarwinds. It is probably not an ideal product to use for long-term (1 month+) backups.
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Percona
Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
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Pros
N-able
  • Backup Reporting: Email alerts, and a great, easy to read Dashboard with detailed error logs and an easy to search Solarwinds FAQ for a lot of them.
  • Restores: So far I have restored files, full VMs, and VMs to other hardware, and so far it has not only been flawless, but so flexible that I can't imagine going back to any other software.
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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
N-able
  • Restore complete settings: IP settings, the setting of CPU/Memory for VMs, etc. would decrease management during a restore.
  • Individual file backup: more granular settings for backup.
  • Change of device name after setup: at times, computer names change after restore so it would be great to rename the device name.
  • Option to recovery security key.
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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
N-able
Because is a flexible, easy-to-use, complete solution.
it has a complete support site, you can find everything you need.
it can script everything on your network,
it can remote control the pc's and server of your customers.
it can restore from everywhere files and databases.
it can backup quickly and compress finely every kind of data
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Percona
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
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Support Rating
N-able
We have an Italian support partner, they are been very good b7y the first moment.
All the partners are followed with a lot of attention, even the little ones.
there is a site where you can learn everything, the single parts of the product are described perfectly.
Every it specialist should evaluate it.
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Percona
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
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Alternatives Considered
N-able
Cove is able to cover all aspects of backup in a single package. From the same dashboard I can check servers, workstations, and even Office 365. Cove is a much better solution in terms of overall management for a company such as ours. It also provides integration options with N-Able's RMM and Take Control solutions. This allows us to offer our customers with a full service suite in a single package.
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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
N-able
  • There has been NO negative impact to out ROI, but it definitely helps our bottom line. Affordable pricing and solid support make Solarwinds Backup almost a no brainer. That interprets to a growing ROI.
  • The best thing to happen to our ROI is the growth brought in by very happy clients.
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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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