Barracuda backup from a consultant's perspective.
November 23, 2015

Barracuda backup from a consultant's perspective.

Anthony Shane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Barracuda Backup

I implemented the Barracuda Backup appliance to backup 1 hyper-v host with 3 guest operating systems. The device integrated local and online backups for disaster recovery.


  • The BDU provides centralized management of backup jobs.
  • I've used the backup device to restore to dissimilar hardware. Restore time was more than adequate.
  • Replication is fast and smooth with deduplication which many vendors weren't offering at the time that I was vetting solutions.


  • Pricing!!!!
  • As a consultant, I spend less time managing backups than I used to when I was using a number of different solutions to achieve the same thing Barracuda Backup does.
Back when I was vetting this solution, I tested Zenith and Unitrends. Both were more complicated and expensive - especially considering the amount of end points that I needed to backup.
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), Veeam Backup & Replication, Mozy Pro, Carbonite, CrashPlan
Barracuda Backup really excels when backing up multiple nodes as licensing is done for storage and not per device.

Barracuda Backup Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Recovery verification
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression


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