Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise

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Bacula Enterprise

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What is Bacula Enterprise?

Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.
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Popular Features

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  • Incremental backup identification (42)
    9.3
    93%
  • Platform support (43)
    9.0
    90%
  • Retention options (43)
    9.0
    90%
  • Instant recovery (41)
    8.9
    89%

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What is Bacula Enterprise?

Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.

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Features Scorecard

Data Center Backup

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Product Details

What is Bacula Enterprise?

Bacula Enterprise is a modern backup, restore, and disaster recovery solution for medium and large enterprises that does not penalize you for data volume.

Bacula delivers a complete feature set to meet the needs of the most demanding data centers, MSPs and cloud providers. With a combination of reliability and functionality, it spans virtual, physical and cloud environments, all from one platform. The vendor says their product is designed with flexibility, scalability and high security in mind, and uses an industry standard SQL database, supports relational database catalogs, and has heterogeneous client support including Linux, OS X and Windows, as well as backup to disk, tape, virtual tape, robotic libraries, public and private Cloud.

According to the vendor, Bacula Systems works to deliver extremely high standards of support. Customers receive direct access to senior support engineers.

Bacula Enterprise Features

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Instant recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Incremental backup identification
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Management dashboard
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

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Bacula Enterprise Edition (www.baculasystems.com/products/bacula-enterprise) is the modern data backup, restore and disaster recovery solution that does not penalize you for data volume. Bacula Enterprise Edition is a subscription-based enterprise data backup solution which ...
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Bacula Enterprise Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, FreeBSD, AIX, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, Suse, OpenSuse
Mobile ApplicationAndroid

Frequently Asked Questions

Bacula Enterprise is a data center backup, restore, and recovery solution from Swiss, Dracula-themed software company Bacula Systems.

Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, and IBM Tivoli Business Service Manager are common alternatives for Bacula Enterprise.

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The most common users of Bacula Enterprise are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Welisson Figueiredo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In the disaster recovery parts, we already had virtual machines that were totally destroyed by hackers but it didn't affect the backups made by Bacula, since it can encrypt and even if we lose we can recover by installing it again.In addition to the explanation to use tape backup against ransomware, today many customers of the organization feel more secure in making processes in homologation knowing that they will be able to restore at any time.In terms of storage, it saves a lot of space because we can keep for years that space is always compressed, reaching a 3:1 ratio.
August 22, 2022

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Eloi Cunha | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is absolutely suitable for large database backup and advanced restore for companies that want to have a great backup system at an affordable price. The bacula enterprise becomes less accessible and difficult for companies that have employees with low professional qualifications because they need a qualified professional to operate the bacula.
Davilson Aguiar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The use of Bacula is much more appropriate in our experience here in Prodap in full backup very fast to its compression. We like it for Baculaflexible and be used in various storage formats and not be tied to a single database, not to mention that we can use compression algorithms such as gzip open code.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is an excellent tool for a company that needs to perform automated data backup, whether the volume is large or small. If it is necessary to reduce data deduplication and also transfer to tapes, so that this data is stored longer. Bacula Enterprise is a complete and simple tool, if your company doesn't have the need to automate backups and manage these routines, there wouldn't be much collaboration in the use of this tool.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The fundamental situation for using the Bacula Enterprise tool for us was the reliability for restoring data and managing backup routines. Even if your team is not an expert, the support team quickly responds to needs. The tool is very simple to use, so with daily use, the adaptation is very quick. It is advised that the company has well-structured backup governance.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is indicated for scenarios where there is a need to store large volumes of data and reliability in the recovery of this data. Bacula is also highly configurable, which makes it easier for the responsible team to manage Backup Jobs. A negative point is the use of some plugins that could be free, but there was no need to acquire any other functionality in the implementation of the system.
Ednardo Barreto Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula is well suited for companies that need to configure and manage several jobs and schedules for backups. And it is still good even if your system is growing in both data and servers. The tool has provided us with a fast and reliable way to restore and recover our data. The downside was that at first, our team had a hard time with the initial setup since they had only basic knowledge of the command line, but this was overcome after a while.
Patrícia Chaves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is suitable for backing up files that are updated daily. We use Bacula to backup various files in virtual machines. It is centralized management through a graphical interface and is released for multi-users. This solves our problem as it is easy and fast to recover data in case of a disaster.
Erike Passos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The integration of Bacula with the Database and also with the tool used for managing virtual machines was perfectly implemented. Being easily manageable through the Bacula interface. The interface, although simple, requires knowledge for backup, but with time and use by the team, this difficulty ceases to exist. In a short time, my entire team was able to learn how to use the tool.
Felipe Siqueira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Bacula Enterprise tool is recommended for use by any companies that need a data backup and recovery solution that is adaptable and scalable, regardless of the size of the data and the company. The installation of the tool will not impact the company's policies and there are great possibilities for integration with the IT environment and tools. A less appropriate scenario is if your company does not have a team with minimal backup experience, but this is remedied by the excellent support offered.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Regardless of the size of data and your company, Bacula Enterprise can be used as a solution to manage backup jobs and also as a solution for disaster recovery. In addition, the cost of the tool is also a major attraction, as it was one of the great motivators for the adoption of Bacula Enterprise. A scenario where it is not advisable is if your company does not have a team with some experience in Backup solutions.
William Javier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is great for medium and large data centers due to its scalability and robustness. However, I know of small businesses that use it successfully. The amount of Storage Daemons installed is unlimited, so it is possible to have different NAS-type storage equipment and tape libraries on different machines, with load balancing and/or failover.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would recommend Bacula Enterprise in any scenario where the user needs a Backup solution, even though it is a difficult software to handle, the possibility of things it can do, and the cost benefit, is enough to consider Bacula Enterprise the only efficient solution. Just study a little deeper.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is an extremely reliable and stable Backup tool, ensuring full data recovery in case of loss or accidents in the company's environment. Bacula Enterprise is used with a focus on Windows and Linux file system backups and Oracle Database, these backups are performed on LTO tapes with compatibility of different technologies and tape versions.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Positive: Great integration with the virtual environment of VMWare, file servers, and databases, such as Oracle, and PostgreSQL. Fast data recovery in the event of a disaster. The backup tool is well divided into modules, making it easy to manage. It has an active community, which helps in solving various problems.

Negative: Requires prior knowledge for proper management, in my opinion.
Luis Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Without a doubt, I recommend Bacula as a corporate backup solution to meet any and all needs within a company. The main uses are related to system file backup, virtual machine backup (VMWare and Hyper-V), Database. We have a catalog with a record of +700TB of data and the catalog DB only has 700GB of information from this data, which represents a very large space saving in relation to the total size of backups.
Carlos Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula is extremely reliable for storing our company's data, it brings a lot of peace of mind to the IT team because we are sure that at the necessary moment we can count on the data that has been saved. We use it to backup the entire infrastructure, database, virtual machines, active directory, file servers, and more.It works perfectly well with tape backups and also in storage spaces dedicated to faster restores.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As stated before, the system is agnostic, and its implementation can be carried out in any environment, as long as there is a team to implement and maintain it or a support contract suitable for the needs of your organization. Due to its wide compatibility, it can be used in mixed environments, such as prepared with disks and tape libraries, as well as in cloud environments.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is very welcome in corporate environments, with full backup of data in high-volume data centers. I believe there is the no less appropriate place, as the tool is very versatile and can adapt to any type/format of data backup.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is extremely suitable in scenarios with thousands of small files where common tools have difficulty in backup performance, Bacula Enterprise achieves high performance especially in these cases.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This solution helps us a lot to keep the structure unsafe in case of disaster, as it has the facility to restore the backup environment itself, if necessary, and also the backed-up content. We had previous problems in another solution, we lost the environment and not even solution consultants were able to get back up and running, and we lost our entire backup base for more than 5 years, even though we kept the best practices in preventive maintenance of the environment. With Bacula Enterprise, I feel confident that this will not happen, due to the simplicity of restoring its environment.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If all we needed to do was recover a file or server here and there without any time pressure, we'd be doing alright. I keep thinking about what would happen in a true disaster if something went awry with Bacula during the restore process. The time lag of trying to get in contact with someone overseas who probably won't get the message right away, and may or may not respond that day tends to keep me awake at night. I'm used to 24/7 high-priority support from companies like CommVault and EMC. OpenSource does have some advantages, but saving time isn't one of them.
Daniel Drucker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Bacula Enterprise is not the easiest backup software to work with--you are expected to be competent at the command line and editing complex configuration files, even if you mostly use the web GUI for day-to-day operations. However, study is rewarded--you can do many very complex things. Easy things may not always be easy, but very hard things are possible (unlike many competitors that make easy things easy and hard things impossible).

I would not recommend Bacula to someone who just wants a quick plug and play solution; but in my opinion your backups and disaster recovery system shouldn't be plug and play - that's a great way to feel good about a solution that won't actually work for you when it's needed!
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