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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Cove Data Protection ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.3

Cove Data Protection

83%
1.8

Tivoli Storage Manager

18%
Cove Data Protection ranks higher in 14/14 features

Universal recovery

8.8
88%
11 Ratings
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Instant recovery

9.2
92%
12 Ratings
3.0
30%
4 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.6
86%
12 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Business application protection

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
13 Ratings
2.0
20%
3 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.1
81%
13 Ratings
2.0
20%
3 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.5
95%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.0
80%
13 Ratings
2.0
20%
3 Ratings

Snapshots

6.7
67%
10 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Flexible deployment

8.5
85%
13 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Management dashboard

8.8
88%
14 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Platform support

8.2
82%
13 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Retention options

8.3
83%
14 Ratings
1.0
10%
4 Ratings

Encryption

7.0
70%
13 Ratings
1.0
10%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cove Data Protection is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

Cove Data Protection

82%
14 Ratings
2.0

Tivoli Storage Manager

20%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cove Data Protection

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Tivoli Storage Manager

10%
1 Rating

Usability

9.5

Cove Data Protection

95%
4 Ratings

Tivoli Storage Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.8

Cove Data Protection

98%
4 Ratings
8.3

Tivoli Storage Manager

83%
4 Ratings

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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IBM

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.
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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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IBM

  • 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.
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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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IBM

  • performance degradation in server database backups after upgrades
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Pricing Details

Cove Data Protection

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cove Data Protection editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Tivoli Storage Manager

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Tivoli Storage Manager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      N-able

      No answers on this topic

      IBM

      Not required, company closed. TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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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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      IBM

      No answers on this topic

      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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      IBM

      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.
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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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      IBM

      can manage backup and archive data across disk arrays, tape libraries or optical storage and can automatically move data
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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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      IBM

      • 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
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