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Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"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."

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"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."

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Cons
"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."

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"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."

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"We have a perpetual license.""This is an open-source solution."

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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 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.… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: I would recommend this solution for small businesses and small sites. I plan to keep using this solution. I would rate Microsoft DPM a seven out of ten.
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350
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8.3
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3,000
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8
Average Words per Review
538
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7.3
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Also Known As
DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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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.
Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system. Using DPM you can backup (copy) data from a source location to a target secondary location. If original data is unavailable because of planned or unexpected issues, you can restore data from the secondary location. Using DPM you can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system.
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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
Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company21%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government8%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise31%
Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Microsoft DPM 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 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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