We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization."
"It works great and it provides you with several standard tools to restore your backup, even after a big failure."
"Bacula is pretty stable."
"It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers."
"The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require."
"Its capability to give a BMR for all the workstations that I want to connect to."
"The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched."
"The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market."
"The most valuable feature is the recovery."
"It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor."
"The initial setup is quite straightforward."
"We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist."
"Easier setup and configuration, perhaps including a GUI, would be an 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."
"Management reporting could be improved."
"There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM."
"Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement."
"The user friendliness could be improved."
"Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great."
"The user interface can be improved quite a bit."
"It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM."
"We can't take a snapshot and take it outside, which is a problem."
"We have a perpetual license."
"This is an open-source solution."
Bacula Enterprise is ranked 43rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 25th in Backup and Recovery Software with 8 reviews. Bacula Enterprise is rated 8.4, while Microsoft DPM is rated 7.2. 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 Microsoft DPM writes "Good recovery functionality, however lacks an online community and is not a turn-key solution". Bacula Enterprise is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, HPE StoreOnce, Acronis Backup and Nutanix Mine, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec and Veeam Agent for Linux. See our Bacula Enterprise vs. Microsoft DPM report.
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