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 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
From my experience, it was not a good product for our sized enterprise we quickly outgrow the appliance and there is no easy way to add storage. The backups worked well for use while we used the product but once we grew there wasn't a way to expand without replacing it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Barracuda Backup appliance and services accomplish what we need, in order to be prepared for disaster recovery. There is always room for improvement, including their web console interface with the need for more details to be made available to the end-user.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Backup is well suited for an organization that is using cloud only applications and would like to have a backup solution that offers them some security against their files. I would not recommend this tool for large enterprise, as the licensing may get out of control and I am not sure the Cloud to Cloud backup would work for such large files, as it has timed out and errored out for my 150-200 users at times.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda works great if you have an internal secure email system. In our use case, it does not work for out sourced email such as Gmail. Barracuda is a powerful tool when it comes to filtering your private email systems and backing up those emails. Having an external email archive is extremely useful, especially when it comes to legal situations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It’s an excellent solution with sizing and pricing options for all sized users. Setup is fast and simple and daily use is just as easy. Excellent reporting options and configurable notifications. Flexible scheduling of backups as well [as] configurations for onsite, and onsite vs offsite replication. Multi factor authentication is an additional plus. Restoration is a breeze and reliable. The ability to define granular selections for backups was great. Selecting the exact files or directory and assign[ing] it to a very flexible back schedule makes the Barracuda a great solution for every user.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Backup is a standard today; everyone needs it and every company should not be running anything without it. Barracuda allows for a very simple configuration of backing up a data center or even PCs and laptops. The tech support when setting up a new device was very easy to work with and provided a dedicated rep to assist with learning.
Nicholas Rollins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Better then tapes and bad Windows software that does not do the quality of backup this device can provide. Cost is higher than most but tech support is super. Easy implementation for VMware, clients are light.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With the Barracuda Backup tool, we have all unified and centralized management. And regardless of location, we have a single console for managing cloud and simplifying everything. In our scenario, it is a large environment, and we recommend using a virtual infrastructure with a great fiber link. Backups and restoration are speedy and secure. It is undoubtedly the best solution in this field.
February 12, 2020

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Nick Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Backup is particularly well suited for small to mid-sized environments where cost-effective and straightforward backup and DR solutions are needed. It's especially great in smaller environments where small IT departments don't have time or resources to dedicate to managing a backup and DR solution. The simplicity and reliability of Barracuda Backup reduce the administrative overhead in these environments.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
A small business where simplicity is needed and simple configurations are required for smaller staffed IT departments. Also, when you do not want a major expense in agents for all your servers. When you want to have one phone number to call when you need support and not having multiple people pointing fingers at what is causing the issues you may be having, with everything all in one place, it makes it easy to follow through with issues that may arise.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
For larger environments, with virtual infrastructure in place, and the network bandwidth to support it, a Barracuda backup is great. It's easy to back up an entire cluster, or just a single server. When it comes to restoring or spinning up a downed machine, the Barracuda Backup is second to none in these sort of environments.
For the smaller clients, with budget concerns, only a few servers, not having the ability to spin up a failed server on the backup appliance itself is a little painful since we'd have to replace the physical hardware before getting services back online. I think having this ability would make for a great selling point to those smaller to medium size businesses that could benefit from this product.
Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is excellent, reliable, easy to configure, and easy to deploy and use. You need to authenticate every 30 days with Office 365, and I love to see that authentication integrated with Azure.
It will be a great idea to have MFA ability for accessing a Barracuda account.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda Backup is a great, affordable, and quickly deployed solution if complex DR requirements are not needed. Depending on your RPO and RTO it may be a perfect fit. If you need immediate recovery you should look elsewhere. If you have a scenario where you need some form of backup, like yesterday, this is your solution.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Well suited to back up our machines in our corporate environment. We have a mix of Windows, Mac, and Linux machines that we have to back up. With Barracuda, it's easy to restore to the original machine or new target machine. You can also download data to a local machine to be able to put on a drive for restoration.
I wish there was a way I could make it talk to machines on the public internet on a corporate server not based in the cloud.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
When looking at error reports. It is easy to open up the report and pin point which server is having issues. Backing up SharePoint was a bit difficult. When an error occurs, the workaround is calling Barracuda and asking for assistance. It sounded confusing at first, but their support allowed me the ability to learn and now I am creating backups without any assistance.
Erue Dfut | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is a tool that fulfills its goals and make backups and restorations of important information. If you use the replication in the cloud, it gives you the satisfaction that the data is safe. It is excellent for small and medium companies, but for companies with a large amount of terabytes per day, it could be be very slow and expensive.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Barracuda is a great tool for an email archiving solution. It allows us to keep mailbox quotas low by having easy to access archives. The end user experience is robust and easy to navigate. We have had very positive reviews from management in utilizing this tool.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The backup appliances are designed around overall storage space, not number of agents or databases. This means that there is a device for any company regardless of their data capacity needs. It is, by far, the best complete backup solution.
December 22, 2017

Barracuda Backup Review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The Barracuda Backup appliances are well suited for any company, regardless of size. They provide backups as well as true disaster recovery functionality. Backups are quick/easy as well as are restorations. The GUI is very easy to understand even for less technical people. Support at Barracuda is timely when/if questions arise. Cloud replication is encrypted. The only instances that I see that may not be a great fit, is for a company with a LOT of data and very little bandwidth (upload) available, as the replication will use a decent amount of upload resources (thankfully you can schedule the upload times and limit the amount of usage).
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
barracuda backup is well suited for bare-metal and file backups. The fact it doesn't interface with the hypervisor for virtual backups [means] it's not a true virtual machine backup appliance.
Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We had a to restore data from a dead server and be able to restore it to an entirely new server (bare metal) and were able to do so without any issues. I can't think of any scenarios where backups are less appropriate.
Tina Cline | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Great for mid to large size businesses that want hands on control of their backups with the security of offsite storage. Keeps the process pretty hands off once it is in place so you do not need constant overhead over handling your backups.
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