What needs improvement with Barracuda Backup?
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Most of the Management must be done using the Cloud Control. Logging directly on the box does provide some management, but not as much as we want. It is a concern if ether we run in a disaster situation where we have no connectivity to the internet / cloud control. Our second issue was backing up Solaris / Sun systems. There was no support to backup such systems and solutions and we had to go for another solution for Sun /Solaris platforms. Compatibility with all major OS / Platforms is very important as most government organisation in our region uses solutions that runs on Solaris platforms.
It would be a big improvement if the Live Boot feature could work without the need for a secondary, standby server. I would like to see the Live Boot feature extended to Hyper-V machines, in addition to VMware machines.
One part of the product that I think needs the most improvement is the recovery feature. It is not as fast as it should be. https://www.itcentralstation.com/product_reviews/barracuda-backup-review-65726-by-mohmmed-merajuddin/edit#There are features in other solutions that this product does not have or support. For example, with some other products you can enlarge the disk core, you can have a multithreaded disk to maximize processing, there is SIT (System Integrated Testing) support, and CIFS (Common Internet File System) support. In my case, I think it would be a better product if I could have CIFS support for sharing folder. It should already be there. The product as it is can make backups related to server and manages data versioning and unwanted files. But with CIFS support, it could share on EMC (Enhanced Memory Controller) or any other storage. This is an option, but an advantage in some cases. Disk management can be improved by giving us the opportunity to increase or enlarge the disk during the recovery. Adding that and CIFS support will improve the utility and speed of the product.
I would like to have a mix of backup between on-premises and the cloud. I would like to see the automatic backup of critical applications to the cloud.
We look forward to their upcoming release of a hybrid on the cloud. Apart from that, there is nothing needed. Another thing is that some customers want to backup individual users. They do not want device based, not machine based, not IP, but a backup of personal folders on a Windows machine. Barracuda doesn't have this functionality. It does backup over machines and shared folders, but not user profiles. Backing up user profiles might be an extra feature that will be useful. Maybe technicians who work the field might have more suggestions.
I find that there always seems to be some reason to cause the backup to fail. We really need it to achieve a consistency in terms of successful backups.