Arcserve UDP vs Bacula Enterprise comparison

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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and Bacula Enterprise based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The ROI is very good because of the speed of the backup.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication.""Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that virtual standby copy in less than five minutes and ensure that my data is available to everyone and that business continuity is maintained.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature."

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"It can be used in virtually any environment we have onsite.""It brought many advantages - such as the learning curve being very light.""The solution has extensive documentation and a very active community.""It is easy to scale Bacula Enterprise even if your system is growing tremendously in data and servers.""The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization."

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"We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""I had an issue with Arcserve UDP during the failover and the secondary machine didn't get back online, even though it ran automatically. I faced the issue during a crisis situation. However, I haven't faced such a problem again.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""The initial setup was complex.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""We are looking at scaling up to the cloud and using immutable copies on the cloud. Arcserve UDP 8.0 does have the immutable feature supporting AWS, but I'm looking for multi-cloud support. So, I'm waiting for Arcserve to release that in the next release."

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"The initial setup could be a bit easier.""A more user-friendly interface (GUI) can be developed.""It could improve its interface or offer a specific screen for the manager of the company.""We would like to see an improvement in the functionality of the GUI.""We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
  • "There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution."
  • "The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.
    Top Answer:The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375. The solution licensing is not cheap but I would say it's reasonable compared… more »
    Top Answer:We are a solution provider and this is one of the backup products that we implement for our clients.
    Top Answer:It brought many advantages - such as the learning curve being very light.
    Top Answer:Licensing itself does not require a high investment, however, it is necessary to consider the acquisition of tape libraries, cloud storage, or other solutions that the institution may want.
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    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    Bacula Enterprise is a highly scalable, especially robust and secure data backup and recovery software. Its unique low cost subscription model empowers data centers to truly escape data volume price traps. With a high degree of flexibility and customizability, Bacula offers native integration with a wide range of hypervisors, databases, file systems, cloud interfaces and containers. High numbers of enterprise organizations worldwide (incl. NASA, Bank of Austria, Swisscom or Sky PLC) have adopted Bacula Enterprise backup software in mission critical environments because of its advanced features and ability to handle high data volume at very low cost.

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    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    NASA, SwissCom, Navisite, Turner Studios, Bank Austria, Caixa Bank, SdV Plurimedia, Leibniz University Hannover, Zeta Global, Tricore, NetLog, Siemens, LocaWeb, wbsGo, itesys, Queens School of Computing, Escrypt.
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company18%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Non Tech Company9%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business56%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Bacula Enterprise
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Bacula Enterprise and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Arcserve UDP is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews while Bacula Enterprise is ranked 19th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.8, while Bacula Enterprise is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Has a virtual standby feature, works out of the box, and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Bacula Enterprise writes "Easy to use with many useful plugins and extremely helpful technical support". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas Bacula Enterprise is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Vembu BDRSuite. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Bacula Enterprise report.

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