Percona XtraBackup vs. Tivoli Storage Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Tivoli Storage Manager
Score 4.9 out of 10
N/A
Tivoli Storage Manager from IBM is a data protection & backup and disaster recovery solution.N/A
Pricing
Percona XtraBackupTivoli Storage Manager
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percona XtraBackupTivoli Storage Manager
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree and open-source
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Features
Percona XtraBackupTivoli Storage Manager
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.8
4 Ratings
128% below category average
Encryption8.62 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
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Percona XtraBackupTivoli Storage Manager
Small Businesses
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.1 out of 10
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Cohesity DataProtect
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Percona XtraBackupTivoli Storage Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(3 ratings)
2.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percona XtraBackupTivoli Storage Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
Percona
Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
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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
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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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
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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IBM
  • performance degradation in server database backups after upgrades
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Likelihood to Renew
Percona
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IBM
Not required, company closed. TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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Usability
Percona
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Percona
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
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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
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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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
Percona
  • Secure, reliable, fast and consistent backups. Open source with zero cost.
  • We satisfy our regulatory requirements.
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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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ScreenShots

Percona XtraBackup Screenshots

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