Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup

Score 8.1 out of 10
Barracuda Backup

Overview

What is Barracuda Backup?

Barracuda Backup is a data recovery, restoration, and deduplication product from Barracuda Networks. It features data center backup support for email protection, network & application security, and general data protection.
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Popular Features

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  • Backup to the cloud (33)
    9.2
    92%
  • Multiple backup destinations (31)
    8.8
    88%
  • Incremental backup identification (32)
    8.3
    83%
  • Deduplication and file compression (34)
    8.2
    82%

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What is Barracuda Backup?

Barracuda Backup is a data recovery, restoration, and deduplication product from Barracuda Networks. It features data center backup support for email protection, network & application security, and general data protection.

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Features

Data Center Backup

Data center backup tools send data to a secure storage location after encryption and de-duplication

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Product Details

What is Barracuda Backup?

Barracuda Backup is a data recovery, restoration, and deduplication product from Barracuda Networks. It features data center backup support for email protection, network & application security, and general data protection.

Backup Features
● Encrypted Appliance
● Inline Deduplication
● Replication
● Offsite Vaulting
● Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
● Unlimited Barracuda Cloud Storage
● Near Continuous Data Protection
The Barracuda Backup Agent can back up mission-critical servers every 15 minutes. These agents only look for new or changed files, minimizing the backup window required.

Recovery Features
● Standard and Instant Data Recovery
● LiveBoot Barracuda
With LiveBoot, organizations protecting their VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments with Barracuda Backup have the option of utilizing Barracuda Cloud Storage if their own virtual environment goes down. Organizations can then have their local Barracuda Backup act as storage, booting the protected virtual machine from a deduplicated state within minutes. Customers that subscribe to the Instant Replacement feature below who replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage can use Cloud LiveBoot to boot multiple VMs directly from deduplicated storage and assign private or public addresses to the devices.
● Instant Replacement

Management Features
● Centralized Management
● Flexible Deployments

Barracuda Backup Features

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Instant recovery
  • Supported: Recovery verification
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • 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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Barracuda Backup Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Barracuda Backup is a data recovery, restoration, and deduplication product from Barracuda Networks. It features data center backup support for email protection, network & application security, and general data protection.

Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Backup, and Datto SIRIS are common alternatives for Barracuda Backup.

Reviewers rate Backup to the cloud highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Barracuda Backup are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Backup offers a full cloud to cloud offering and when we were implementing and building, Veeam did not have a full cloud to cloud offering, but rather a cloud to on prem, which we were concerned with the bandwidth usage and additional need to monitor as well as additional costs associated with hardware investment.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We actually ran both of these systems at once to provide end to end coverage. This worked extremely well for our internal email systems and provided great protection for our end users and great backups of all messages to and from the corporation. The combination of these two systems provided a great solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I [have] used a number of solutions in the past and in all cases I replaced what I used with the Barracuda solution. It was a simple and fast solution to deploy and easy to get staff up to speed on using the product. Support was top notch when deployment time came, they supported us through the entire process.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All solutions have their positive, neutral, and negative points. Veritas Backup Exec is excellent too. But it is more expensive and does not offer a management interface as friendly as Barracuda Backup is. We also have brand reliability because other company employees have also worked for years with the tool, and no one has reported any serious problems.
February 12, 2020

Backup In a Box

Nick Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
Barracuda Backup compared very favorably to Veeam Backup & Replication because it has all of the most necessary features you would expect in a backup solution, but can be deployed much faster and is easier to manage. The Linux based appliance reduces the need for using a "server to back up our servers." The licensing was straightforward, and the cloud replication with unlimited storage was an easy add on that "just works."
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
All mentioned venders above did not give me the one-stop-shop approach to backup that I was looking for. Also, global deduplication and compression was a huge saving on local space. Most venders also charge per VM or per application being backed up, and this is cost-prohibitive in most cases.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The time necessary to manage Barracuda Backups is leaps and bounds superior to Backup Exec. Backup Exec has tons of great features but required constant maintenance. In the end we just wanted the ability to easily schedule, set retention periods and the ability to backup and restore. Barracuda does this exceptionally well.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Each backup solution has its pros and cons, and each customer has their needs, and budget constraints. Barracuda Backup has helped us dramatically in the area of being able to provide customers a cost-effective solution, that's easy to manage and is one of those things you're not having to check on daily, or switch out backup tapes, or hard drives.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda was a much more cost effective solution than the others we evaluated. Its interface was light years ahead of Avamar, and its cost was much lower than Unitrends. Avamar had it beat in backup time, and Unitrends was a more mature product. In the end, Barracuda won out because of the ease of use and quick deployment coupled with lower cost.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used to use a product that Symantec offered. The problem was that it was not able to connect to Mac machines to back up data. This was a big issue, since we have Executives and marketing employees that use Macs. We also tested Druva inSync. It offered a lot of features that we just didn't need in our solution, and it was cloud-based only. We like to keep a local copy and cloud copy.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Nimble
Barracuda has been one of those must have tools for our IT shop. Quick, easy to use as well as safe and secure are a few ways to describe this product. Email archiving is made to keep your end users happy knowing that they have all of their past emails at their fingertips.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
While many solutions, such as Acronis and Symantec Backup Exec rely on number of agents or database services, Barracuda and Datto rely on total data storage. Barracuda's key feature is the hardware refresh. After 4 years of maintaining subscriptions, customers are entitled to the newest iteration of their appliance. Barracuda upgrades their models' storage space within this interval, meaning your storage capacity grows over time without having to purchase a new appliance (unless drastic data increases occur forcing a model upgrade). Datto, unfortunately, has a warranty on their units and when this runs out, the unit becomes unsupported and forces a renewal. There is no Datto hardware refresh plan.
December 22, 2017

Barracuda Backup Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We have used Datto as well as Symantec Backup Exec. Datto is 2X the cost of Barracuda for apples to apples specs. Also, we have not had good experiences with the Datto (pushy) sales people. Backup Exec is a local on-premise product, when if you get a crypto infection it can encrypt your backups, resulting in losing everything. We will not even consider any on-premise only solutions.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda's price point, and it didn't require additional servers and/or storage.
Brandon Shandelson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda is MUCH easier to set up and use then Unitrends. Unitrends does not offer direct download of backed up files from their cloud, while Barracuda does. Unitrends uses a non-standard and difficult to use implementation of retention/archiving. Unitrends' backup to Amazon S3 does not work as advertised, offers no bandwidth throttling, and requires frequent full backups to be transferred over the internet as opposed to using incremental forever. Barracuda did not offer as good of a price as Unitrends.
Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Acronis Cloud Backup
I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
Tina Cline | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
For cloud only solutions, this may be great for small businesses or individuals, but the ability to have onsite as well as offsite backups makes recovery faster and more diverse to ensure all areas of data can be recovered quickly.
Jason Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda does very well for data that needs to be sent offsite. That's our main use for it. It's reliable and easy to configure, though it is storage-limited. What you buy in the appliance is what you get, period. We brought in CrashPlan to be able to utilize our own storage so that we could back up anything and everything, though we don't push offsite with CrashPlan. We brought in VEEAM to back up our virtual environment to our own storage again, because while the BBS was able to back up virtual machines, it didn't have the storage internally that we needed. VEEAM utilizes our own storage and we push across down to another of our own storage systems for remote backups, so we're going around the BBS appliance and only using it for data that we need to have stored somewhere geographically distant from our main datacenter.
Jeremy McClellan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We originally chose Barracuda Backup because it provided a solution far better than tape backup and removed the human element from off-site data storage. To this day price per gigabyte makes the most sense when choosing Barracuda Backup over others. The only thing that ruins the bottom line is our repetitive experience of customer unit drive failures and constant arguing with Barracuda support. This ultimately led to the almost virtual destruction of active Barracuda Backup appliances in our customer portfolio. The potential was there for a much better product if these failures weren't so predictable.
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