Percona XtraBackup vs. Veritas NetBackup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Veritas NetBackup
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Veritas NetBackup is a backup-as-a-service product providing data recovery and protection for enterprises. It supports physical, virtual, and cloud systems and features an automated disaster recovery capabilities.N/A
Pricing
Percona XtraBackupVeritas NetBackup
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Percona XtraBackupVeritas NetBackup
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 XtraBackupVeritas NetBackup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Veritas NetBackup
9.9
17 Ratings
14% above category average
Encryption8.62 Ratings9.813 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.813 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.914 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.915 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.017 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings9.917 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings9.714 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.813 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings9.913 Ratings
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Small Businesses
Veeam Data Platform
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Score 8.9 out of 10
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.4 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
Percona XtraBackupVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.8
(17 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.9
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Percona XtraBackupVeritas NetBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
Percona
Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
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Veritas Technologies LLC
Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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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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  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC
  • Admin console
  • SAP HANA application Templates should also be introduced instead of scripting
  • SAP MAXDB application template should also be introduced
  • Tape Management need improvement
  • MOBILE connectivity is missing
  • Admin console is so simple it should be more funcky or stylish
  • Small database should also be considered for backup
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Likelihood to Renew
Percona
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Veritas Technologies LLC
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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Usability
Percona
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
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Veritas Technologies LLC
NetBackup provides a complete, flexible data protection solution for a variety of platforms. The platforms include Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. NetBackup lets you back up, archive, and restore files, folders or directories, and volumes or partitions that reside on your computer.
During a backup or an archive, the client sends backup data across the network to a NetBackup server. The NetBackup server manages the type of storage that is specified in the backup policy. During a restore, users can browse, then select the files and directories to recover.
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Support Rating
Percona
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
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Veritas Technologies LLC
Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC
CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Percona
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Veritas Technologies LLC
Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution. The price is fair. Most people have felt this solution was somewhat expensive.
licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, agents, servers, and options that NetBackup will be protecting or run on. A customer purchases the same number of licenses as the count of clients, agents, servers, and options.
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Professional Services
Percona
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Veritas Technologies LLC
Education, Consulting and Managed services to keep our business running smooth.They provide the expertise needed to help you bridge the gap between excellent information management solutions and the information essential to help you reach maximum business value. They Meet information management goals with agility and flexibility.
Comprehensive 24x7 monitoring, management and support of your backup and archiving environments.
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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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Veritas Technologies LLC
  • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
  • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
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ScreenShots

Percona XtraBackup Screenshots

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