Asigra - Great if you can pay the price
April 06, 2015

Asigra - Great if you can pay the price

Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Asigra

Asigra was used to provide secure backup and recovery of file and MSSQL based data.
  • Agent-less backup works well. It's great not having to install agents on every machine.
  • Great compression options.
  • Great local storage options allowing you to keep backup generation locally for quick recovery.
  • Great documentation. You will get pertinent precise documentation.
  • Retention is totally up to you and can vary by backup set.
  • Only block level changes are saved from previous backup.
  • Backup ups can be validated.
  • Backup up to NAS. Many Linux based NAS's are not supported.
  • The GUI is cumbersome, especially the "Consumer" GUI. Features that you are looking for are hidden and hard to find.
  • Pricing can vary widely.
  • For substantial numbers of client backups a dedicated machine with lots of storage is recommended.
  • In general if you are not a sizable company they are not interested in you. Asigra licenses to the product to its distributors for a substantial fee, smaller customers are not going to allow them to recuperate that fee unless they have a really large customer base.
  • The product is rock solid, and monitoring options are eay.
  • Pricing can be expensive. New Pay-For-Recovery model is quite hard to predict cost-wise.
Asigra slams, CTERA, and Azure backup.
Asigra is well suited for enterprise server products Linux and Windows. It is also well suited for VM Ware VM backup and recovery. It requires SQL Server (windows) or PostGre (Linux) databases for metadata storage. Databases can get quite large.