Barracuda Backup Reviews

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Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Barracuda Backup is a perfect unlimited cloud backup solution that we use. This tool is used across the organization. I had no problem implementing it because its interface is excellent and easy to manage. After I finished the implementation and configuration of the schedules, you wait for error and failure notifications. Not even with the updates I had to bother, these are optimized and performed automatically at the given time. Restorations are simple as well and save lives.
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Nick Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 11, 2020

Backup In a Box

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Our organization uses barracuda Backup as the primary backup and recovery solution for our VMware environment. We wanted a simple appliance that had cloud replication capabilities to automate and streamline our backups across multiple platforms. Barracuda Backup hit the sweet spot for all of our needs, including cost, features, and ease of administration.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have two Barracuda Backup Appliances. One backs up our critical ESXi Virtual Servers. We use this for emergency recovery. The other backs up all our user data, department data, exchange servers and databases. This one also backs up to their cloud services. This addresses standard backup and restore of user and server data. It also protects us from potential ransomware by giving the ability to delete infected data and restore the good data.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Barracuda Backup to back up our entire server infrastructure bot physical (where remaining) and also our whole virtual environment. This backup is pushed to the cloud after the backup window and after being deduplicated and compressed then deduplicated against the cloud and then compressed and encrypted and securely transmitted via VPN to Barracuda Backup controlled and owned data centers where it is encrypted at rest. It fulfills all my needs, where I wanted one vendor to call through the whole backup infrastructure.
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Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I'm the project manager for a MSP. Not only do we utilize a Barracuda Backup Appliance in house, we utilize them for a number of our managed customers. The ability to monitor and control the devices through Barracuda's cloud has increased our efficiency dramatically. With all the options Barracuda provides, like replicating data to the cloud, or to another appliance at a remote site has been a huge selling point for our customers. As an example, one of the financial institutions we work with didn't want any of their data being replicated off network, we were able to deploy a second appliance at one of their other locations, having one replicate to the other keeping redundant backups in-house. Barracuda makes the setup process so easy, one of our level one techs can do the install, and at the same time provides our backup admins the ability to fine-tune a number of features. Restoring files is as simple, if not easier than some of the other backup solutions we utilized, and the ability to have the device restore an entire server to a virtualized cluster has been a life saver more times than I can count.
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Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use the Barracuda Backup appliance for all of our remote schools we support. It allowed us to implement an effective backup solution quickly without much of a learning curve. We backup VMWare and physical hosts over a leased and owned fiber WAN. We also own an enterprise Avamar solution and use that for our primary data center backups and Barracuda for our offsite data centers.
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Thayer Ramahi | TrustRadius Reviewer
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This product is used across the organization. Barracuda back and Barracuda cloud are an essential part of our disaster recovery plan. The integration with Office365, SQL, and VMware was essential to purchase Barracuda.
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Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Barracuda backup to back up our workstations in our environment. The good thing about it is that it can backup Windows, Linux, and Mac machines. We also are able to target certain machines so that people that have data that doesn't need to be saved if the machine fails do not use unnecessary data. We also drill down into the user profile so that we are not backing up the OS either.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It is used internally as well as externally. It allowed us to backup servers and virtual machines through easy installation on the location being backed up and a cloud management console. It allows us to monitor the allocated size of the physical device as well pick and choose what we want to get backed up. We can then move any revisions onto the cloud. It is user friendly and helps us make sure our clients backups are taken care of.
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Erue Dfut | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Barracuda is used in our technology area, where all the institution's important information is stored. It is replicated in the cloud and in another external Barracuda devices, providing a better model of disaster recovery than what we were using.
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Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Barracuda backup is being used across the whole organization. We are currently using it as our backup platform as well as for all of our archiving. It makes it easy for our company to feel safe knowing that our systems are properly backed up.
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Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
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My company has a Barracuda Backup appliance in place for our primary solution. The entire company's data is stored in the appliance as well as all server and database configurations. It automatically replicates all data to the Barracuda cloud servers for offsite backups.
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Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Barracuda backup is being used to backup Windows files servers, a Microsoft Exchange server, a Mac file server, and an SQL server. It allowed us to replicate backups offsite without having servers offsite. Prior to Barracuda backup, it was required to carry tapes offsite.
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Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently use two 490 units. We use them company wide to backup our most important data along with utilizing the cloud control functionality that Barracuda offers. We backup approximately 10-12 servers including multiple shares. We run the backups on a two hour schedule to ensure the best retention of data for our users in the case of an issue.
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Jason Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We utilize Barracuda Backup for our mission-critical data - data we define as needing to be stored on an offsite in an area geographically distant from where our core business is located. For us, that means our patient data. We have two BBS appliances in service, one dedicated to or primary electronic medical record system and one dedicated to everything else critical. These are used and managed primarily by IT. We had a third appliance at one point covering a different electronic medical record system, but the facility that utilized that system was sold off and the EMR and backup went with the sale, so we ended up re-implementing the service for the buyer so they could continue on with it.
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Tina Cline | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Barracuda Backup is an easy backup platform to install and use across your network. The reporting features give you piece of mind that your backups are being taken care of. There is nothing more important than making sure your business is protected from document loss and Barracuda Backup fills that need easily.
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Jeremy McClellan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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Barracuda Backup was being used internally within our company to back up our own in-house multiserver platform both physical and virtual. It worked fairly well for our purposes. At the time it made the most sense when taking into consideration the cost of each gigabyte of storage both locally on the appliance and in the Barracuda Cloud. Due to massive amounts of hard drive failure in the field among two dozen of our client sites, we moved away from the platform in search of a solution that all of our unhappy clients could switch to. As you jumped up the model ladder, the cost of owning and renewing the support services annually became incredibly top-heavy. Barracuda support always seemed to downplay the hard drive failures, even from a management standpoint. They always blame the excessive amount of vigorous disk usage. Being in the system integrator market for over 20 years I can confidently say BS. We have been a part of many customer site projects that have data arrays sustaining 50 MB to 250 MB and beyond (per second) running nonstop day and night 365 days a year without a remote resemblance of the hard drive failure rate Barracuda Backup appliances have.
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Darrell (DJ) Clubb, | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We purchased Barracuda Backup to address user data and the automation of their backups. Home directories proved to be a pain point for some staff and the need to backup changed files throughout the day steered us to the Barracuda system. Without the use of home directories or automated backups, the help desk staff had to spend many hours manually backing up user data. Additionally, we have suffered data loss due to disgruntled staff and by having Barracuda Backup running automatically we were able to pick point in time data restoration.
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dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 17, 2015

Barracuda is a winner

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Our company currently uses the Barracuda Backup appliance as well as their Yosemite backup software for our Linux servers. After many years of using the Yosemite software and having flawless backups and restores from those backups we looked to increase our usage of Barracuda products and selected to go with the Backup appliance to backup several servers, some virtual and some physical. We also utilize the ability to backup some workstations that are used to run specific jobs on. The Backup appliance is very quick and efficient at both backing up and restoring data when the need arrives. Going with the Barracude support plan we have unlimited cloud storage to store our backups in the cloud as well as having the local copy on the device itself which provides a great value. Compared to others that we investigated a few years back it seemed that the provided value of Barracuda's device was well worth the money as well as the many successful years of using their Yosemite application.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 22, 2017

Barracuda Backup Review

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We are a reseller of Barracuda Backups in addition to using it within our own environment. We have over 50 customers using them, which are centrally managed in the Barracuda Cloud console (saving our engineers a lot of time). This product is ideal for backups and disaster recovery. Backup and restorations are very straightforward and fast. Additionally, the appliances have helped our clients to meet all of their compliance and regulatory requirements.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Barracuda Backup for all server system backups. This includes system backups for Windows files systems, Linux, and VMware. We also utilize the offsite backup as a data recovery measure. This addresses backup issues.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (23)
8.7
Live recovery (23)
8.4
Recovery verification (23)
8.2
Business application protection (20)
8.6
Multiple backup destinations (25)
9.1
Incremental backup identification (25)
9.5
Backup to the cloud (27)
9.4
Deduplication and file compression (27)
9.6
Snapshots (20)
9.6
Flexible deployment (12)
9.2
Management dashboard (13)
9.0
Platform support (13)
8.5
Retention options (13)
9.5
Encryption (9)
9.2

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

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