Bacula Enterprise Review
June 06, 2019

Bacula Enterprise Review

Nick Bebout | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise is being used by our Information Technology department to manage backups for servers supporting our whole University. We have almost 200 backup jobs configured using the Bacula Enterprise software which is backing up servers supporting both the Academic and Administrative areas of the University. We needed a solution that is economical but reliable, and Bacula Enterprises fills that role for us.


  • Bacula Enterprise is very configurable. If there is something you want to do, there is most likely a way to do it with Bacula Enterprise.
  • Bacula support is very good and fast. It is nice to count on having a support engineer to help you with any problems you may experience.
  • Bweb is very useful for people who prefer a web-based interface to manage jobs and manage configuration. You can do pretty much anything in Bweb. Now that we have started using Bweb, I only occasionally configure anything from the command line.
  • I recently attended the Bacula Systems Admin I training and found it very helpful.


  • I would like to see a few changes to how you manage tapes (volumes). Currently, I regularly do a Postgres query to show all the tapes in the changer that are full. It'd be nice if bconsole would have an easy way to show this.
  • Some configuration options could be a little clearer as to what is expected (i.e. I thought MediaType had to be the type of the tape, such as LTO6, but it doesn't, and in fact, has to be different for each storage daemon if you have multiple storage daemons controlled by the same director).
  • Bacula Enterprise has allowed us to have more reliable backups at a lower cost than some other solutions we had explored.
Bacula Enterprise is a much lower cost than NetBackup which is what we had been using (and still do use for a few systems).
I think Bacula Enterprise is good for an organization that wants an economical, but yet reliable product.

Bacula Enterprise Feature Ratings

Recovery verification
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression
Not Rated
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options
Not Rated


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