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Enterprise vs. Community Edition Comparison

Bacula Community compared with Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise is the Leading Open Core network backup and restore solution and is intended for production deployments. Enterprise Edition provides advanced, self-contained and quality assured software that does not require in-house resources for development and test. Bacula Systems professional support offers some of the highest quality technical support in the industry, that puts you immediately in touch with a senior expert, and guarantees first response time based on service level agreement. Bacula Community is suited for evaluation or pre-production use. If chosen for corporate use, the Community Edition requires internal resources to manage release cycles, test, support and add advanced capabilities to the basic functionality available in this version.

See by yourself why Enterprise Open Core products are superior to proprietary solutions for disk and tape backup solutions in both physical and virtual environments. The Trial gives you access to all Bacula Enterprise version 8 features, VSS plugin, BWeb Management Suite and Global Endpoint Deduplication™. If you need to use other plugins we also offer the possibility to test our solution via the Try and Buy offer. The Selective Migration Plan allows a smooth and beneficial upgrade path from Community and other open source backup solutions to Enterprise Edition.

Overview Community Enterprise Notes
Leading Network Backup & Restore solution cross cross
Trial Software. Limited to 30 days and SqLite Database cross cross
Free code cross cross
Patches cross cross Requires in-house resources to patch
Support cross cross Subscription-based price
Certified binaries cross cross
Certification & Test cross cross
Support and Services Community Enterprise Notes
Bacula Certified Training Centers cross cross Admin II course based on Enterprise Edition
Consulting from Bacula Systems and Certified Partners cross cross
Community online forums cross cross
Professional Technical Support cross cross
Remote Assistance (for installation/configuration,design, troubleshooting, optimization) cross cross
Access to Professional Documentation cross cross
24/7 Technical Support Option cross cross
Immediate Access to fully tested Bacula Fixes cross cross Requires in-house resources to patch
Roadmap Visibility and Influence cross cross Subscription-based price
Managed release cycles cross cross
Entitlement to new features & upgrades cross cross
Advanced Features Community Enterprise Notes
Snapshot technology cross cross
Snapshot management cross cross
Single file restore for VMware cross cross
Microsoft 365 cross cross
Google Workspace cross cross
Single mailbox recovery for Exchange cross cross
Client initiated backup cross cross
Windows SD cross cross
Windows EFS support cross cross
Storage device switchover cross cross
Restart failed job cross cross
Communication line statistics  cross cross
Catalog performance improvement cross cross
Periodic statistics for running jobs in Director cross cross
Truncate  command cross cross
SD to SD replication cross cross
SD to SD replication with Deduplication cross cross
Communication Line Compression cross cross
Readonly drive directive cross cross
Catalog schema for high performance cross cross
Global Endpoint Deduplication cross cross
Aligned Volume Format cross cross
Continuous Data Protection cross cross
Client Behind NAT cross cross
Modules (Plugins) to back up specific technologies Community Enterprise Notes
LDAP and Active Directory cross cross
VMware cross cross
Red Hat Virtualization cross cross
KVM cross cross
Hyper-V cross cross
Single file restore for Hyper-V cross cross
Xen cross cross
Single file restore for Xen cross cross
Proxmox cross cross
Nutanix cross cross
Nutanix Filer cross cross
Azure VM cross cross
S3 Objects cross cross
S3 Storage Tiers Control cross cross
Docker cross cross
Kubernetes cross cross
RedHat OpenShift cross cross
Plugin for SAP cross cross
Windows VSS cross cross includes plugin capability to Exchange™, Active Directory™11, SQL Server™ or Windows @SystemState
Windows Bare Metal Recovery cross cross
Linux Bare Metal Recovery cross cross
NDMP Plugin cross cross
Incremental Accelerator for Netapp plugin cross cross
Oracle plugin with SBT cross cross
PostgreSQL plugin cross cross
MySQL Percona plugin cross cross
SAP HANA plugin cross cross
SAP (Sybase) ASE plugin cross cross
Plugin for MSSQL Server cross cross
San Shared Storage plugin cross cross
Azure Cloud Plugin cross cross
AWS Cloud Plugin cross cross
Google Cloud Plugin cross cross
Oracle Cloud Plugin cross cross
Glacier Cloud Plugin cross cross
Tools Community Enterprise Notes
Bacula Administrative Tool Limited cross
BWeb Management Suite cross cross
BCloud Service cross cross
BWeb plugin restore options cross cross
REST API cross cross

How to Know if You Are Ready to Move From Bacula Community to Enterprise?

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