Compare Commvault vs. IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Commvault is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews while IDERA SQL Safe Backup which is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. Commvault is rated 8.6, while IDERA SQL Safe Backup is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Commvault writes "A simple and unified backup solution that scales well and keeps our customers happy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IDERA SQL Safe Backup writes "It has reduced our backup time, however backups do get skipped". Commvault is most compared with Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik, whereas IDERA SQL Safe Backup is most compared with Rubrik, Cohesity and Veeam Backup & Replication.
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Pros
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.It's the leader in backup and archiving.It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".Cloud integration.

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It has reduced our backup time and simplified our backup processes across all the servers.The compression, because it drastically reduces the disk space.

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This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from the vendor themselves.You need quite a lot of human resources to maintain a Commvault environment, to keep it operational. Also, it would be nice to if there were an easier way set up some Commvault components.The HTML interface is a remarkable improvement. However, there are still some features that are not available in that interface that are available in the Java console, but I'm sure that will come with time.I just wanted to compare the features, which are there in EMC NetWorker, which are not available in Commvault. We have things using Networker.

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Make sure you check your backups on a regular basis. Backups do get missed with this tool, for whatever reason.I would like to see the pieces that they have put in the web only to be put into the thick client sitting on the desktop client.The way the filtering goes, if you filter on your view, there is no indication that you have made a selection.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models.

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The product's pricing is a good value. They have a straightforward licensing model.

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Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

IDERA SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server. It reduces backup time by up to 50% over native backups and reduces backup disk space by up to 95%. It also enables automated backups of entire SQL Server infrastructures and ensures compliance with the backup and recovery policies of organizations. It turns backup files into virtual databases to query and modify data as if they were real databases without restoring. From tens of local SQL Servers to hundreds of global SQL Servers, it is the only backup and recovery solution that scales to meet the challenge.

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Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz CompanyWoman's Hospital, Sisters of Mercy Hospital System, University Medical Center, MetTel, PPG Industries; 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Comcast, Daimler, GameStop, Hormel Foods, Marriott International, Merck, NCR, United Technologies
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Comms Service Provider14%
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Transportation Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
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