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We performed a comparison between N-able Cove Data Protection and N2WS Backup & Recovery based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed N-able Cove Data Protection vs. N2WS Backup & Recovery Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"The solution has reduced backup times by an immeasurable amount. Its backups are incremental, so you are only backing up data changes based on the last 24 hours or so. If you are also maintaining the stored images, the restores are also only incremental, happening in minutes. Whereas, with a lot of the other solutions that we have looked at, each time it goes to refresh the restore, then it has to build a completely new image. That takes forever. This solution also improves recovery time.""The ease of use and the console are great.""For starters, this is one of few databases that allow us to backup MySQL databases, most others only support Microsoft SQL. This solution also has a very user-friendly interface accessed through a web browser. Additionally, backups can be easily configured through N-able Backup.""The most valuable feature is that it's hands-off. I log in every morning and there are pre-canned filters that I've created to make my life easier. I have something called server status color bars, and that gives me all the servers and, in a nutshell, I can see: if any errors are being reported; when the last backup was; if one is not working, should there be one, and it literally jumps off the page.""It's their cloud, it's their storage. I don't have to buy a space on Amazon or Google's cloud and then use their software to push it. That works well for me. This way, I don't have to worry about another option or the opportunity that there might be a credential leak.""The user interface is the most valuable. It gives us the ability to check everything. With more than 100 endpoints running that software, I like the ability to quickly check that everything is working correctly. That's one of the biggest selling points.""One of the bigger features and advantages of the solution is that it is easy to integrate with my RMM which is also N-able.""The most valuable aspect is the added protection of having a cloud-based backup service. It provides redundancy in case of data loss."

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"The backup and restore functionality is very easy to use and manage.""N2WS Backup & Recovery is very easy to use and configure backup for AWS instances.""The initial setup is easy.""The product is successful with the SMB market.""The backup and recovery are the most valuable features. So, our developers can work with confidence.""The recovery time is fantastic and proven. Also, by providing a simple interface, the solution lowers the cost.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""Provides easy, one-click functionality and flexible backup policies and schedules for AWS workloads."

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Cons
"A better default view on my dashboard would be great. There is a lot of useless information there that it pulls up. They could present the dashboard slightly better, in terms of the extra information after the first five columns. The first five columns are awesome. After that, I don't care about the rest, and there are another seven things after that.""N-able Cove Data Protection for Microsoft 365 is an area with shortcomings that need improvement.""Integration with a hybrid cloud is something that I found complicated.""The reporting feature and functionality need improvement. We would like to see a little bit more detailed reporting that offers more CEO or C-level focused reporting options.""A feature I'd like to see would be a more customizable admin console.""The only area that needs improvement is that it is a little bit difficult when you get into virtual machines. The initial deployment of Cove is a little tedious, not for standard machines, but when you get into specialty stuff, like Hyper-V.""For the MSP side, they could have more of a "security user" that can go in and only see certain clients. If you give somebody access as a technician, they can see all the clients.""A disaster recovery console would be an improvement for the product."

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"The solution has the option to take backup on-prem servers, but it's not very efficient.""The GUI could be slightly improved.""It's a global feature that the customer thinks they don't have enough tools to manage, to copy, to delay, and to classify the object file in the backup directory. So they need more tools to manage files in object directory.""There is room for improvement in stability.""The GUI has room for improvement.""More documentation would be helpful, especially some step-by-step documents for recovery scenarios.""Additional features I would like to see are the ability to restore to different vendors, AWS and Azure, and/or the ability or take the information out of the AWS cloud.""The UI is a little dated and hard to use. Some of the buttons are a bit small. You have to go into the menu to get the settings you want."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing of SolarWinds seems to be fair compared to the rest of the industry."
  • "When you have a device/appliance on the site quite a lot of the other enterprise class backup people insist that you have their appliance, which is frankly offensively expensive. Because when you pry the top off, it's just a standard 19-inch tin box with a standard Intel I5 in it, some RAM, and a hard drive. Then, you go, "Why have they just charged me 5,500 quid for a box, which I could have probably build for under 500." Whereas, with the SolarWinds product, they don't have that. The backup appliances that we have onsite are just plain cooking PCs. We can build our own machines, which is reflected in the price that we can offer a customer."
  • "There is no per node cost, at least not the way I am doing it. I am on bulk. New customers can be set up on a trial, where they can get things all squared away, then they can switch over to being a billed customer."
  • "I believe that the price is very reasonable in comparison to other options. It is cheaper than both Redstor and Acronis and, since we are now using our own on-premise cloud, there is absolutely no comparison since we have unlimited storage rather than paying per gigabyte used for their onsite storage. We are currently able to backup fifty computers for the same price that we use to backup five computers."
  • "The only option I would like to see is an adjustable scale. Right now we have 250 seats and we're not using all of them. It would be nice to be able to save that little bit of money by being able to buy just what we need."
  • "Cove only takes the data you have on the physical server. I can back that up for long periods of time, and I don't accrue high charges to have the data in the cloud. It stays at one rate. This allows me to forecast payment for the next one or two years and show clients their estimated growth."
  • "The price isn't extreme, but I'd love to pay less."
  • "The pricing is very competitive and it's well worth the price."
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  • "The purchasing process through the AWS Marketplace is easy. Just click the button."
  • "The pricing and licensing on AWS is fine, because you can do it for smaller tiers depending on your number of instances, so it's not that scary."
  • "AWS adds more features and offer things for free, or cheaply. Therefore, we will be evaluating AWS Data Lifecycle Manager, because it will probably do backups. Thus, make sure the product that you are using is competitive or adds more value than AWS."
  • "It's very economical and worth the cost."
  • "It has very good pricing per instance and comes with three options, for both small and large environments, to fit your needs."
  • "The price is not cheap, nor is it costly."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The initial setup of N-able Cove Data Protection was very easy.
    Top Answer:N-able Cove Data Protection is an averagely-priced product.
    Top Answer:N-able Cove Data Protection for Microsoft 365 is an area with shortcomings that need improvement. The amount of time to get to the support engineers of the solution is too much, so the support team… more »
    Top Answer:N2WS Backup & Recovery is very easy to use and configure backup for AWS instances.
    Top Answer:I used the free version. I don't have much experience with the paid version. But I'm trying to compare the pricing between different options.
    Top Answer:N2WS Backup & Recovery efficiently takes cloud backups on EC2 instances. The solution has the option to take backup on-prem servers, but it's not very efficient.
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    7th
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    35th
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    Also Known As
    N-able Backup, SolarWinds Backup, SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery, SolarWinds MSP Backup
    N2WS Cloud Protection Manager
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    Overview

    Cove Data Protection, from N-able, is a comprehensive solution designed to safeguard critical business data. It offers a range of features including backup and recovery, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection. With automated backups and flexible scheduling options, it ensures data is protected and easily recoverable. 

    The solution also includes advanced security measures such as encryption and ransomware detection to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches. Cove Data Protection provides seamless integration with various platforms and offers centralized management for efficient monitoring and control. 

    With its user-friendly interface and robust capabilities, Cove Data Protection is an ideal choice for businesses seeking reliable data protection.

    N2WS Backup & Recovery is a comprehensive backup and recovery solution designed to protect critical data and applications in the cloud. The solution is highly regarded for its ease of use, making it a popular choice for organizations of all sizes. With its help, users can easily manage backups, schedule backups, and restore data and applications with just a few clicks. 

    N2WS Backup & Recovery also has a range of advanced features, including automated backup policies, cross-region replication, and disaster recovery capabilities.

    Sample Customers
    Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
    Coca-Cola, tecRacer, Cloudar, Goodwill
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company33%
    University11%
    Sports Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
    Real Estate/Law Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business90%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise47%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    N-able Cove Data Protection vs. N2WS Backup & Recovery
    January 2024
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    N-able Cove Data Protection is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery with 10 reviews while N2WS Backup & Recovery is ranked 35th in Backup and Recovery with 3 reviews. N-able Cove Data Protection is rated 9.0, while N2WS Backup & Recovery is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of N-able Cove Data Protection writes "Streamlined the way we handle data protection across all devices and has greatly decreased time spent monitoring and checking the backup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of N2WS Backup & Recovery writes "Easy to use and setup". N-able Cove Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect, Azure Backup and MSP360 Backup, whereas N2WS Backup & Recovery is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, AWS Backup, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and Clumio. See our N-able Cove Data Protection vs. N2WS Backup & Recovery report.

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