Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise

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Bacula Enterprise

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10 out of 10
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Popular Features

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Multiple backup destinations (31)

9.4
94%

Incremental backup identification (31)

9.2
92%

Platform support (32)

9.1
91%

Retention options (32)

9.0
90%

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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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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Data Center Backup

8.8
88%

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: Live 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

Bacula Enterprise Integrations

Bacula Enterprise Competitors

Bacula Enterprise Technical Details

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bacula Enterprise?

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

What is Bacula Enterprise's best feature?

Reviewers rate Encryption highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses Bacula Enterprise?

The most common users of Bacula Enterprise are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Government Administration industry.

Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
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  • It perfectly partitions my backups to the file size I indicate.
  • His restore is where I indicate, it is easier to locate my restores.
  • Its way of scheduling backups is very complex and efficient.
  • Lay users cannot use this backup solution, only people who already know what they are doing.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Backup VMware virtual machines.
  • Backup network servers.
  • Backup of PostgreSQL and oracle database.
  • Backup of oracle database.
  • Backup of file servers.
  • They could just improve a little the visual part of bweb, but in version 14.0.3 it is already very cool.
Luis Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Confidence
  • Stability
  • Speed
  • Improve the graphical interface so that reports absorb data such as performance and capacity
  • On the mainboard, a specific management environment for backing up VMWare or HyperV virtual machines could be available
  • Generation of detailed logs in real time to identify a possible problem faster
Carlos Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Bacula has great plugins that work very accurately
  • Bacula is very simple to use, with a user-friendly web interface that facilitates operation.
  • Bacula performs the backups very accurately which is clearly noticed when a restore is performed
  • Its ease of use helps in training new support team members
  • Maybe some sort of client deploy
  • Maybe some automatic endpoint distribution
  • Maybe an integration with inventory software
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Backup Duplication and Deduplication
  • Database backup like MySQL and Oracle
  • Backup and fast restore of mailboxes
  • Our team always points out the same problems, I believe that, today, is our biggest complaint: The interface (both graphical and the CLI) still needs improvement.
  • There is no mobile app to manage backups and restores from smartphones
  • Manual installation is time consuming.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • It is possible to restore a single specific file from a virtual machine backup, without having to restore the VM completely.
  • Possibility to restore a file with its proper ACLs, without losing user access permissions.
  • Full data encryption.
  • Possibility to perform backups to tapes or VTLs
  • Difficulty in visualizing the specific position of the media slot on the tape robot, without having to click on details.
  • When I perform the version upgrade, I always have problems using it in my PT-BR language, it seems that Bacula's operation in languages other than English is not validated, so we have to wait for patches for corrections.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Dedup, often above 90%.
  • Intuitive web console.
  • Plugin diversity.
  • Tool tuning could be a little easier, or there are some templates.
  • A single client installation along with the plugin, so you can choose which plugin to install.
Score 4 out of 10
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  • It gets virtual servers snapshotted quickly so they can go back to work.
  • Recovery from virtual server snapshots, while quite a bit unfriendly in the GUI, do work, and work well.
  • Not needing an agent on the server being backed up is a much anticipated strength.
  • Bacula support personnel have worked with us to address some of our complaints, but I still find the GUI very cumbersome. It sorts wonderfully for a machine, but not for a human being. It's search capability is also very off and on. You have to learn a lot of tricks to get a search to work the way you want.
  • We had a LOT of problems early on with not being able to recover a VMware backup from a BMR job. It took a lot of work and correspondence between our company and Bacula before that was resolved. I find it rather a kluge to have to boot from a PE DVD, reconfigure the system, and then recover, but it does work.
  • We are still experiencing issues off and on with restoring selected files from incremental backups. Sometimes it works, other times it does not.
Daniel Drucker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Hyper-competent support staff
  • Extreme configurability
  • Extensive logging and reporting
  • Command line and GUI interface
  • Backups storage format is outdated--treats everything, even disk, as if it were a tape.
  • No deduplication support in base product.
  • Inconsistent support for filesystem snapshots on non-Windows platforms
  • Steep learning curve--but rewards learning!
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Compatibility with different systems.
  • Extensive documentation.
  • Proactive support team.
  • Rapid deployment.
  • Cheap deployment.
  • Simple configuration handling.
  • Web interface.
  • Mobile application.
  • Authentication layer.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • NDMP, incremental accelerator.
  • Copy/migrate offsite jobs.
  • Encryption in transit and at rest.
  • Can automate with scripting.
  • BWeb GUI can be used to avoid syntax errors.
  • Verify jobs after backups.
  • Bootstrap files make life a lot easier when doing a restore when the catalog isn't available anymore.
  • Plugins (Dedup, Cloud, vSphere etc.)
  • Strong development team, provides training for users, and support team is very helpful.
  • Product is complex with many resources.
Matthias Merz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Good support during the decision phase: PoC with technical assistance and honest answers about what might pose problems.
  • Text-based configuration allows for utilization of config management and Git-based change tracking, even with merge-request-approval, if needed.
  • Supports all needed operating systems (whereas using os-specific solutions e.g. VSS snapshots on Windows, therefore utilizing the power of registered VSS writers).
  • CLI, as well as web management interfaces, are available.
  • Dependable job runs: If something goes wrong, the admin will at least know (we had issues with that in another backup solution).
  • Multi-cloud capable, with encryption support.
  • Extensive documentation provided on nearly every aspect, also covering typical sticking points.
  • There is a somewhat steep learning curve, but OTOH, I don't see how a "trivial" config could provide the flexibility and strength Bacula does.
  • Finding the right documentation may take some time due to structuring.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Bacula is platform independent. We do backups of Linux, Windows, and iOS devices and are able to "cross-recover".
  • Bacula makes it easy for us to use tapes for our long term storage.
  • We use PostgreSQL for our Bacula repository which gives us the chance to use self-designed scripts for additional information of each backup taken so far.
  • Together with PostgreSQL as Bacula repository we would like to get the partitioning of large tables being involved.
Paul D Simpson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Standard backups of hosts, whether physical or virtual work very well.
  • Restore of individual files or VMs is much faster than our prior solution.
  • Easy to script pre or post-backup tasks, in fact, almost anything can be scripted to work in the manner we want. Infinitely flexible!
  • Lack of "Archive" type job. (These backup files for long-term retention, then delete the original files, in order to save space or reduce clutter on production systems.
  • Config file management can become cluttered or confusing if standards are not adhered to (name by site, platform, etc), however, sheer script-ability and plain text config files instead of a proprietary database to hold configs is also one of the greatest strengths.
Rogerio Goncalves | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Extremely flexible and powerful, giving the operator confidence in what is happening.
  • Multi-cloud, multi-environment and multi-OS backups in one tool.
  • The BWeb interface could be improved.
  • It requires operators to have deep Linux knowledge to operate Bacula Enterprise.