Barracuda Backup Reviews

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Josh McClelland profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • For a handful of our clients that have had a major outage, the Barracuda Backup has more than paid for itself in the downtime or lack thereof. We went from taking hours or days to bring a failed server back online to just a couple of hours.
  • The centralized management of all of the Barracuda Backups we have deployed for our clients has increased our efficiency dramatically. Before we would have to log into each server, and check backups, now we just log in to the dashboard and view over health instantly.
  • The reporting and notifications features make it worth every penny when I can take those backup reports to a client, and show them in hard numbers of what they're paying for, how it's improved their disaster recovery time, and save them money in service calls.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It is much lower priced than the alternate solution we where thinking about purchasing.
  • It was initially a much more cost-effective solution until they changed their cost model making the ROI go down over the last 2 years.
  • It saved our districts, that we on-boarded, the cost of new hardware. The deduplication factor kept the total size down for new adds.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It has freed up a tremendous amount of time managing backups.
  • We have been able to save the expense of data recovery from a third-party.
  • We have recovered from a small ransomware exposure.
  • We have proven reliable backup restoration of important data.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Incremental backups allow us to fee safe when restores are needed in a hurry.
  • Backup to cloud offers us the security of knowing our data is safe in multiple locations.
  • Compliance is easy with Barracuda by making multiple backup pathways and restore capabilities.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: an extremely flexible backup appliance that supports nearly every system out.
  • Positive: "hands off" backups that require very minimal administration and management.
  • Positive: cloud management of appliance provides accurate information on backup jobs, restoration, and ability to manage from any computer or share administration efforts.
  • Positive: superior support for any issues that arise, Barracuda techs have never let me down.
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December 22, 2017

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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Meets compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Helps us sleep better at night knowing our clients data (as well as ours) is safe
  • Very cost effective, especially with 4 year refresh cycle (no longer need to purchase new hardware)
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Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The great thing about an appliance backup solution that is not a Windows based OS, is you don't have to worry as much about ransomware.
  • Although, the negative side to the appliance is if you outgrow it you have to replace the appliance. It does not have the capability to expand storage.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Countless positive impacts from being able to restore lost or deleted files - or even restoring an entire server.
  • Being able to restore files for users and allowing them to recover lost work or preventing them from having to redo files at any level is priceless. You can't accurately measure lost time of employees having to recreate files. Especially things like 3D drawings and multi-sheet spreadsheet.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The ease of use has made it more likely that backups are available when we need them and that we can restore them quickly.
  • The recent issues with downloading directly from the cloud have hindered one particular project that required restoring files from the cloud to a site that doesn't have a Barracuda device on premise.
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Jason Thomas profile photo
Score 7 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It is hard to put a dollar value to backups as data loss can be small or large. From saving an overwritten file which can save a few hours of work redoing, or a virus or hard drive failure that can cost you thousands in customer data.
  • ROI may never be returned if you never need to recover, but consider the potential loss as your ROI.
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Score 2 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The excessive amounts of mysterious hard drive failures within the appliances after a year of service or so eventually damaged customer client relationships. Barracuda made a few exceptions but we should not have had to get into those conversations every time another unit failed.
  • When working with out failures, these appliances provided a great solution with good automation.
  • Again, pricing becomes a bit ridiculous and top-heavy for both the unit itself and the annual service renewals the higher you go on the model scale.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Having the unit in place has freed the support staff from having to manually backup user data.
  • Staff are continually impressed by the ability to quickly restore lost data, point in time restoration has proven valuable as well.
  • Not having to manually load data tapes in a B2T environment has saved a lot of time.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • PRO: Faster data recovery
  • PRO: Removed need to be on premises for data restores
  • PRO: enabled painless offsite backups.
  • CON: Instant replacement is costly per year, and terms are subject to change without warning concerning product refresh.
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Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • No longer relying on tape backups is great. It takes away the need for an employee switching tapes and then moving them to a secure location. It also means we no longer need to go looking for a tape for a specific backup as they are all stored in the Barracuda interface.
  • The management is simpler than that of other software. This means day to day tasks take less time, freeing me up to do other things with my time.
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Score 6 out of 10
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  • We had an issue where we weren't able to restore data for a customer. Barracuda shipped the data to us which was great, however the total time was around a week when it should have been a day or two.
  • On a positive note, we have restored much smaller items from the various retentions with no issues, however I don't think normal operation should be viewed as something positive. It just should be, that it makes sense.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (21)
8.4
Live recovery (21)
8.2
Recovery verification (22)
8.1
Business application protection (17)
8.3
Multiple backup destinations (22)
9.3
Incremental backup identification (22)
9.6
Backup to the cloud (24)
9.5
Deduplication and file compression (24)
9.6
Snapshots (18)
9.2
Flexible deployment (9)
9.3
Management dashboard (10)
9.4
Platform support (10)
8.7
Retention options (10)
9.5
Encryption (6)
8.8

About 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 Technical Details

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