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Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"Bacula is pretty stable.""It works great and it provides you with several standard tools to restore your backup, even after a big failure.""The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization."

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"The normal file system backup is easy to manage, and our success rate is quite high.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file.""The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server.""Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration.""It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""Micro Focus Data Protector's most valuable feature is its interaction with the fiber share. It is easy to use, we use it to back up without any problem to VTLs, and can use the Fiber Channel that is still the TCP."

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Cons
"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.""Easier setup and configuration, perhaps including a GUI, would be an improvement.""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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"I would like to see a better user interface in the next release.""The scheduler setup could be better. We are facing some issues scheduling the job based on our requirements.""If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.""VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.""This solution is not scalable.""Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is an open-source solution.""We have a perpetual license."

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"Our licensing is on a capacity basis.""The solution requires paying for a license.""The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization.
Top Answer: We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist.
Top Answer: It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.
Top Answer: The product is reasonably priced. It's not too expensive.
Top Answer: It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.
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8.3
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6.8
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Also Known As
Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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Overview
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.

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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Sample Customers
NASA, SwissCom, Bank Austria, SdV Plurimedia, Leibniz University Hannover, Polfa Warszawa S.A., premaccess, NetLog, Swisscom Corporate Business, LocaWeb, wbsGo
GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company21%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
553,954 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Bacula Enterprise is ranked 43rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 12 reviews. Bacula Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of Bacula Enterprise writes "Easy to use, stable, and offers many tools and features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". Bacula Enterprise is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, HPE StoreOnce, Acronis Backup and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and Zerto. See our Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.

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