Bacula Enterprise Reviews

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Matthias Merz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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There are sometimes glitches in running backup jobs, but at least I get the knowledge about it by dependable job emails. This allows for quick re-schedules.
We previously had a backup solution where after rebooting a Windows server, you would receive emails telling you no backup had happened for four consecutive weeks.
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Paul D Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Bacula Enterprise is well suited to a variety of backup tasks... There are available plugins to accomplish pretty much anything we need to, and the cost for those plugins is very reasonable.
Recommended for (but certainly not limited to):
  • VM backups (VMware, Hyper-V, containers)
  • NDMP backups
  • Physical server backups via agent
  • CDP (Continuous Data Protection)
  • SAN backup transport
  • Encrypted backups
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Rogerio Goncalves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Bacula Enterprise is well suited for small or big companies. It is very well documented, powerful and flexible. You can run all the components on a single server as well as in a distributed installation to achieve scale. There is no `too much` data for Bacula Enterprise.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Bacula Enterprise fits a certain type of market. The Unix-based sysadmin who has a diverse range of systems to back up and is happy to get their hands dirty with command-line tools and text-based configuration files. They have a large range of plugins to back up specific systems (eg. databases, VMs, and lots more) making it a truly flexible product in a single package. Addons like B web further improve on the already well-equipped product.

However, this approach may not suit everyone, so I'd be hesitant recommending it in all situations.
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Brian O'Connell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For our physical servers we haven't used any other enterprise backup tool and we have never felt the need to explore other options as we found Bacula to fit our needs perfectly. I can't comment on any other products as I've never used them. Backup and Restoring files & servers has been a breeze using Bacula Enterprise. Just be aware that Bacula isn't very intitive at the start. You will need to read up on it's manual to fully understand the product and get it's configuration correct. It's community version is free so it's a great place to start and try it out. We did this for five years before moving to their paid for Enterprise version.
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Cliff Nieuwenhuis | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Backup software needs to be rock-solid reliable, not pretty. That is what Bacula Enterprise brings. I go home each night confident that I'm not going to lose my job because a backup that was supposed to be working isn't working.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Bacula is well suited for any long-term data persistence and retrieval applications. Within my organization, our persisted production data changes depending on the day, and Bacula allows us to schedule proper filesets to match how quickly they change. Additionally, the restoration and retrieval of those filesets is a snap -- with the Enterprise edition, the GUI has a quick drag/drop interface that allows you to choose which files need to be restored and where. This saves us time from muddling around in complicated configuration files or using the console.
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Rubens Urquisa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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You really need to spend more time in the Bacula implementation phase and I do not recommend it for sysadmins who do not have Linux experience because of the architectural quirks and they do not run the "DIR Director" server on a Windows platform.

The agent for Linux clients is very stable and of today I have had no problems.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (1)
9.1
Live recovery (2)
7.3
Recovery verification (11)
8.8
Business application protection (2)
8.2
Multiple backup destinations (15)
9.0
Incremental backup identification (15)
9.0
Backup to the cloud (7)
8.7
Deduplication and file compression (10)
8.6
Snapshots (8)
8.6
Flexible deployment (13)
8.2
Management dashboard (12)
7.5
Platform support (14)
9.1
Retention options (14)
9.1
Encryption (8)
9.0

About 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
Does not have featureUniversal recovery
Has featureLive recovery
Has featureRecovery verification
Does not have featureBusiness application protection
Has featureMultiple backup destinations
Has featureIncremental backup identification
Has featureBackup to the cloud
Has featureDeduplication and file compression
Has featureSnapshots
Has featureFlexible deployment
Has featureManagement dashboard
Has featurePlatform support
Has featureRetention options
Has featureEncryption

Bacula Enterprise Integrations

Amazon API Gateway, VMware ESXi, SAP HANA, Google Cloud CDN, Hyper-V, Proxmox VE, Azure Active Directory, PostgreSQL, MySQL, DB2, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) (formerly RHEV), Citrix Hypervisor (formerly XenServer), Docker and persistent data, Kuberbetes Clusters, Oracle Cloud, MSSQL, SAP (Sybase) ASE, KVM, Active Directory / LDAP, Xen, Oracle DB, SWIFT Cloud Storage

Bacula Enterprise Competitors

Bacula Enterprise Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris, FreeBSD, AIX, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Red Hat, Suse, OpenSuse
Mobile Application:Android