Percona XtraBackup vs. Veeam on IBM Cloud

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
Veeam on IBM Cloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Veeam on IBM Cloud promises to provide continuous availability to enterprise clients through its combined and automated backup and recovery solution. Veeam is deployed in the user's IBM Cloud environment for: · Agentless image-based backups · Recovery of entire VMs, individual files, and application items · Item-level recovery and eDiscovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Active Directory · Transaction-level restore of…
$11
per VM
Pricing
Percona XtraBackupVeeam on IBM Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Veeam Backup and Recovery
$11.00
per VM
Veeam Availability Suite
$15.00
per VM
Veeam Physical Agent
$18.00
per VM
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percona XtraBackupVeeam on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsFree and open-source
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Features
Percona XtraBackupVeeam on IBM Cloud
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
Veeam on IBM Cloud
8.9
13 Ratings
9% above category average
Encryption8.62 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.813 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.913 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings9.113 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings8.613 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
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User Ratings
Percona XtraBackupVeeam on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(3 ratings)
8.6
(13 ratings)
Usability
7.9
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percona XtraBackupVeeam on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Percona
Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
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IBM
The Veeam on IBM Cloud functions [is] easy to set on the first time to use the platform and the effective capability on predictive disaster, easy to backup the most important data through the Veeam on IBM Cloud functionalities. The features [have] multiple different responsibilities like copy data management, effective data restore functions among many more.
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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 program installation is straight forward and uncomplicated.
  • Once running it does not put a drain on system resources. After the initial backup subsequent backups are quick.
  • It does what it is deigned to do and they have kept it simple for a reason.
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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
  • The reporting could use some work. If you have a client who has some serious audit controls in place, you may find yourself creating the report versus depending on the system do that piece for you.
  • My complaint would be with the notification emails. They are not configurable and come out regardless of whether a backup set completed or is still running.
  • The scheduling is a little clunky. It would be much nicer if the backup could be "continuous" anytime it's connected to the Internet (similar to Carbonite).
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Usability
Percona
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
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IBM
Veeam is very easy to use once fully on-boarded and trained. Part of the reason we can respond to a critical situation swiftly is that it is so easy to use. We did take 2 years to be fully comfortable with the product as we tested it with others, but once we committed to Veeam, there was no question about it.
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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
At the moment I cannot say anything bad about the overall provided services. It's holding me back to put the mark even higher as other cloud solutions have their advantages as well, so I can't rate this one higher than competitor ones. However the experience is really positive to the moment and it has delivered always.
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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
Veeam BLOWS AWAY Veritas in terms of reliability, recoverability, and Especially PRICE! Veritas is literally thousands of dollar more than comparable Veeam Software. Veritas's support is virtually non-existent. I believe the only reason Veritas is even still in business is because of their reputation as the ONLY backup software a decade or more ago. If you use Veritas, I HIGHLY recommend throwing it away and trying out Veeam - You will NOT go back to Veritas!
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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
  • We solved a problem where we needed a backup for some remote clients and paying the cost for local backup was not feasible.
  • allows us to put a solid backup and recovery solution in a client with very little monthly cost.
  • Business backup and recovery, disaster recovery, hybrid data protection (onsite and cloud), server and workstation backup.
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ScreenShots

Percona XtraBackup Screenshots

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