Bacula Enterprise Reviews

Bacula Enterprise is the #36 ranked solution of our top Backup and Recovery Software tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Veeam Backup & Replication - Bacula Enterprise vs Veeam Backup & Replication

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Claudio Dosio
Real User
ICT Manager at Land Srl
Feb 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is its ease of use. It works great and it provides you with several standard tools to restore your backup, even after a big failure.

How has it helped my organization?

A few years ago, we had a big crash that involved one of the backup servers. We were able to fully restore the backup, even after losing the indexes.

What needs improvement?

The interface needs to be easier for adding new devices to be managed. It is easy for a skilled person to use, but for others who are not as skilled from a technical perspective, it is not as easy to manage. It is not the type of solution… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This is an open-source solution.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to take your time and have patience with the initial setup and configuration. Once it is set up properly, it is a good system to use. If, on the other hand, you are really eager and… more »
Jordi Colom
Real User
Director tecnico at Blemia
Jun 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the support for Linux servers.

What needs improvement?

Bacula needs a graphical user interface because, for administrators, the command-line interface is okay, but for the average user it is not very easy. The initial setup and site configuration should be easier.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with different backup and recovery solutions. I have used Veeam as well as BorgBackup.

What other advice do I have?

The suitability of Bacula Enterprise depends on the environment and user requirements. In general, I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

One of our customers recently implemented a virtualized environment with VMware and consequently migrated away from Bacula to Veeam. It was not a question of being satisfied with Bacula; rather, they were interested in moving to a newer… more »

What is Bacula Enterprise?

Bacula Enterprise Edition is a set of subscription-based enterprise data backup solutions which empower data centers to truly escape data volume price traps. 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.
Bacula Enterprise customers
NASA, SwissCom, Bank Austria, SdV Plurimedia, Leibniz University Hannover, Polfa Warszawa S.A., premaccess, NetLog, Swisscom Corporate Business, LocaWeb, wbsGo
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