Druva - Install it, Set it, Forget it.
March 25, 2016

Druva - Install it, Set it, Forget it.

Kyle Farago | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Druva inSync

We have Druva installed on all of our Windows and Mac OSX devices throughout our entire company, as well as installed on some of our employee's mobile devices. We have the on-site cloud cache for improved performance for those of us who work in the head office, but still rely on the cloud for our mobile techs and satellite offices. The constant, but low impact, updates that Druva performs in the background is what really makes this product because, from an IT standpoint, we just install the software and essentially forget about it. It will tell us if something has gone wrong with one of our users. The ability for it to sync with our Active Directory and Office 365 user lists was beyond a time saver. Hands down this is some of the most comprehensive large scale backup software I have used, but is also the simplest.
  • Constant incremental backups at set intervals, only backing up new or changed data.
  • The ability to tell it to avoid certain networks, such as hotspots for mobile workers to prevent data overages.
  • It's very low impact on the workstation and the network.
  • Every machine I log in to so I can perform administrative duties gets added as a machine under my username, that I later have to manually removed.
  • No ability to open backups stored online and browse their contents for specific file(s).
  • System can throw out many false positives if a computer hasn't been online for a while.
  • It allows us to quickly get a user into a new or replacement system as it will restore their files and settings in the background.
  • Being able to track the physical location of the device, while not needed as of yet, will be invaluable in time.
  • It's ability to work with nearly every device we have eliminates the need for multiple products and their related costs.
Acronis is the closest match to Druva in terms of functionality and availability on multiple OSs. Druva's performance greatly beats Acronis' in terms of overall system impact and bandwidth usage. However Acronis' ability to mount and browse backups without the need to restore the entire backup image is a great feature.

Druva's incremental backup schedule is much more efficient, again both in terms of system impact and network usage, than Acronis' continuous backup.

As a whole they are, in my opinion, the most comparable products from my experience with both, but Druva's overall performance makes it the personal winner in my eyes. If you are needing the ability to easily browse within backups then this is where Acronis really shines.
Druva is versatile enough for a single computer home to a thousand computer corporation. Its asset tracking and management is a great feature we have, thankfully, not needed to use as of yet. Data is uploaded quickly to the cloud, and is restored easily to a new or repaired machine. If you are a larger corporation you will want the local cloud cache to increase the speed of local network backups and restorations.