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Barracuda Backup Vx Virtual Appliance
Backup Vx License
Backup Vx, 1 Year License (per socket)
List Price: $599.00
Our Price: $569.00
Backup Vx, 3 Year License (per socket)
List Price: $1,549.00
Our Price: $1,471.00
Backup Vx, 5 Year License (per socket)
List Price: $2,399.00
Our Price: $2,279.00

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Virtual BoxBarracuda Backup Overview:

Barracuda Backup is the unified, cost-effective data protection solution for your physical, virtual, and SaaS environments: A complete backup solution with remote storage that is easy to buy, install, and manage.

Streamline Backup with Integrated Software, Appliance, and Cloud for Storage Efficiency and Fast Restores

Barracuda Backup is a unified, cost-effective data protection solution for protecting physical, virtual, and SaaS environments. Simple to deploy and easy to manage, Barracuda Backup supports scalable retention and offsite disaster recovery to the Barracuda Cloud with Unlimited Cloud Storage or between sites for private replication.

With an extensive range of supported environments and integration with CudaDrive cloud file services to provide end-user access in a disaster, organizations can replace multi-vendor solutions with Barracuda Backup. Barracuda Backup can be deployed as a purpose built backup appliance or a virtual appliance for organizations that prefer to use existing hardware.

Protect your SaaS and Cloud-hosted Environments

SaaS is a great option for companies wanting highly scalable and redundant architectures to mitigate natural and mechanical failures, however there are inherent risks associated with cloud-hosted data. Human-caused data loss – be it intentional or accidental still exists as data can still be permanently deleted from cloud applications. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup protects businesses against data loss and accidental deletion in Microsoft Office 365.

Available as either a standalone service or as a part of your Barracuda Backup solution, Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is included for the first year at no additional charge for new and existing customers with subscriptions to Barracuda Backup Unlimited Cloud Storage or Backup-as-a-Subscription Service.

Barracuda Backup has built-in cloud and site-to-site replication

Barracuda Backup has built-in cloud and site-to-site replication

The Barracuda Advantage

  • Simple pricing with no per-application or per-server licensing fees
  • Backup software, local storage, and remote storage that can be rapidly deployed in under an hour
  • Cloud-based central management for seamless multisite administration
  • Rapid local or remote recovery, preventing data loss and minimizing down time
  • Available as a virtual appliance that can be deployed without requiring additional hardware

Product Spotlight

  • Built-in cloud and site-to-site replication prevent data loss in case of disaster
  • LiveBoot and Cloud LiveBoot for VMware recover virtual machines in minutes
  • Cloud-to-Cloud Backup protects Microsoft Office 365 environments from data loss
  • Offsite vaulting of historical revisions frees up valuable space on local storage
  • Compression and deduplication for up to 50X reduction in storage and bandwidth requirements

All-in-One Backup Solution

All-in-One Backup Solution

A complete backup solution from one vendor. Barracuda Backup combines software, in-line deduplication, and offsite cloud or private replication without per-server or per-application licensing fees.

Physical and Virtual Environments

Physical and Virtual Environments

Most businesses today have a mixed environment of physical and virtual servers. Barracuda Backup is a single solution to protect physical servers, and virtual machines (VMware & Hyper-V) with snapshot and granular file recovery—all with unified policy management for replication, scheduling, and retention.

Flexible Deployment

Flexible Deployment

Barracuda Backup is available as both an all-inone physical appliance or virtual appliance. Barracuda Cloud Storage, Cloud Control and Cloud LiveBoot recovery allow simple remote replication, seamless multisite administration, and rapid access to virtual machines during site disasters. Site-to-site replication, Local Control local management, and Local LiveBoot recovery allow complete protection for those operating in private environments or deploying private cloud technologies.

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

While Software-as-a-Service and cloudhosted environments such as Microsoft Office 365 are a fantastic way to mitigate natural and mechanical failures, humancaused data loss is ever present. Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup for Microsoft Office 365 environments protects Exchange Online mailboxes and OneDrive for Business files and folders from accidental deletion and data loss.

SaaS Backup and Recovery

SaaS Backup and Recovery


BU Hybrid

End-to-End Solution

Barracuda Backup is a complete cloud-integrated solution for protecting physical and virtual environments that includes software, appliance, and offsite replication. No integration of, or debug struggles with, multiple vendor backup technologies.

Key Features: Inline Deduplication, Virtual Machine Integration, Replication, Offsite Vaulting, Data Recovery

Centralized Management of Distributed Offices

Centralized Management of Distributed Offices

Dispersed organizations get the benefit of managing their entire network of Barracuda Backup appliances, regardless of location, via a single cloud-based management console, simplifying global data protection.

Key Features: Replication, Centralized Management, Copy

Added Robustness Through the CloudAdded Robustness Through the Cloud

Barracuda evolved the Cloud beyond a compelling metered backup storage medium with unlimited cloud storage plans, Cloud LiveBoot of virtual machines, and on-demand user access to files via Copy ( file sync and share. The Barracuda Cloud provides benefits beyond traditional cloud offerings.

Key Features: Inline Deduplication, LiveBoot, Offsite Vaulting, Centralized Management, Copy, Instant Replacement


Initial deployment of a backup appliance can take as little as 15 minutes. Barracuda's simple yet powerful web interface enables quick set up and provides a complete view of all machines in the global network. Intuitive GUIs with multiple levels enable detailed control and analysis of performance without complexity.

Key Features: LiveBoot, Centralized Management

Flexibility and Adaptability
Flexibility and Adaptability

The Barracuda Backup appliance’s local cache scales from 500 GB to more than 100 TB. Offsite vaulting allows longer-term backups to be stored only in the cloud, freeing cache space for more daily and weekly backups and extending appliance life. A maintained Instant Replacement subscription lets organizations replace their appliances every four years with a new Barracuda appliance.

Key Features: Offsite Vaulting, Instant Replacement


Inline Deduplication

Barracuda inline deduplication, an inherent capability of all Barracuda Backup products, lets organizations significantly reduce storage needs, bandwidth requirements, and backup costs. By deduplicating data as it is received, Barracuda Backup minimizes the time for completion of the full backup and replication process. Barracuda’s advanced variable block deduplication analyzes the data type and chunk size, setting a block size to obtain the greatest level of deduplication. For organizations protecting multiple sites, Barracuda’s global deduplication and cloud storage technology help distributed networks stay protected while reducing the backup storage footprint.

Virtual Machine Integration

Organizations running Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere have flexible backup options that include guest and image-level backups. In both platforms, only new, changed, deduplicated data chunks are transferred across the virtual/physical infrastructure. Barracuda leverages VMware’s Changed Block Tracking (CBT) for faster backups and restores. Barracuda provides fast, easy recovery of individual files or complete VM images to the original VMware, an existing VMware or a new VMware.


Barracuda replication technology allows organizations to securely send data to the Barracuda Cloud or another backup appliance. With Barracuda’s replication technologies, organizations can be assured their data is stored with 256-bit AES encryption. Barracuda offers various data centers worldwide to replicate data.

Offsite Vaulting

Organizations with conservative retention policies can use Offsite Vaulting to minimize the cost of backup storage. With Offsite Vaulting, organizations can move local copies of their monthly and yearly backups off their local appliance to the Barracuda Cloud or another Barracuda appliance.

Centralized Management

Barracuda’s robust central management allows organizations to manage multiple sites from a clean and simple-to-use interface. Administrators can define roles in their organization for access to each location.

Near Continuous Data Protection

The Barracuda Backup Agent can backup mission critical servers every 15 minutes. These agents only look for new or changed files, minimizing the backup window required.

Data Recovery

Barracuda offers a wide range of restore options. Organizations with physical servers are able to perform bare metal restores in case of catastrophic failure. Virtual environments benefit from fast image-based restores. In case of disaster, customers with Instant Replacement can have Barracuda ship an appliance prepopulated with the data in the cloud fast local restores.


Barracuda Cloud customers are able to use additional recovery options for their remote work force. Integration with Copy enables the restoration of files and folders from a backup to folders on Copy, allowing administrators to securely and quickly post important recovered data for access by remote users.

Instant Replacement

In the event of disaster, Barracuda will pre-load the most recent data and configuration settings stored in Barracuda Cloud Storage onto a replacement unit that will be shipped next business day. Organizations can also leverage Cloud LiveBoot for offsite disaster recovery. As an added benefit, subscribers receive a free hardware refresh to the latest model every four years.


Barracuda LiveBoot offers organizations protecting their VMware environment with Barracuda an option to leverage Barracuda infrastructure if their own virtual environment goes down. Customers are able to have the local Barracuda appliance act as storage, booting the protected VM from a deduplicated state in minutes. Customers replicating to the Barracuda Cloud can use Cloud LiveBoot to boot multiple VMs there directly from deduplicated storage and assign private or public addresses to the devices.


Backup Vx
Suggested Backup Volume Up to 5TB
Inline Data Deduplication
Integrated Cloud Replication
Site-to-Site Replication
LiveBoot and Cloud LiveBoot
Granular File and Message Recovery
Unified Cloud Management Interface
No Per-Server or Per-Application Fees
Local Management Interface for Private Environments
Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service Optional

Technical Specs


  • Full local backup and restore
  • Inline, block-level, source- and target-based deduplication and compression
  • Built-in WAN acceleration
  • Cloud or site-to-site replication
  • Real-time inline replication to offsite storage
  • Export to external disk, tape, autoloaders, or robotic libraries
  • 256-bit AES of data in transit and at rest to remote locations
  • Near-continuous data protection
  • VMware Changed Block Tracking (CBT)
  • Single agent for Windows systems and applications

Data Recovery

  • Restore physical server backups into vSphere and Hyper-V virtual environments with Physicalto-Virtual (P2V) restores
  • Bare metal restore for Windows and Linux environments
  • Download or recover data from anywhere at anytime without the need for a local appliance
  • Seamless access to local and offsite data from a single pane of glass
  • Instant VM recovery with LiveBoot for VMware
  • Granular file recovery for VMware and Hyper-V
  • File revision history
  • Granular Microsoft Exchange message-level recovery
  • VMware CBT restores

Offsite Vaulting
Offsite Vaulting

  • Vault historical revisions offsite to Barracuda Cloud Storage or a remote location
  • Extend offsite-only retention up to 12 monthly and 7 yearly revisions

Granular SharePoint Recovery with Kroll Ontrack
Granular SharePoint Recovery with Kroll Ontrack

  • Granular file search and recovery
  • Restore to multiple locations

Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service
Barracuda Backup-as-a-Service

  • Annual subscription that includes appliance, Energize Updates, Instant Replacement, and unlimited Barracuda Cloud Storage
  • Smaller up-front costs without sacrificing functionality

Administration & Policy Management
Administration & Policy Management

  • Central management through Barracuda Cloud Control
  • Local management through Barracuda Local Control
  • Data transfer rate limits
  • Health status monitoring via mobile apps
  • Role-based administration
  • Flexible data retention
  • Backup exclusion rules

Reporting & Statistics
Reporting & Statistics

  • Server health monitoring
  • Network traffic utilization
  • Storage efficiency
  • Replication outage notifications
  • Detailed restoration reports
  • Audit logs & offline notifications
  • Automated email reports
  • Large item reports subscriptions

Virtual Appliance
Virtual Appliance

  • Support for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments
  • Simple capacity-based licensing with no per-anything fees
  • Built-in replication to Barracuda Cloud Storage or remote site

Support Options

Barracuda Energize Updates
Barracuda Energize Updates

  • Award-winning live 24/7 customer support
  • Firmware updates
  • Automatic agent upgrades
  • No per-server or per-application fees

Instant Replacement Service
Instant Replacement Service

  • Next business day shipping on hardware replacement gets you back up and running fast
  • Includes hardware refresh every four years keeping you on the latest platform at no additional cost
  • Disaster recovery service preloads most recent data and configurations onto replacement hardware in the event of a disaster

Unlimited Cloud Storage
Unlimited Cloud Storage

  • All the storage you need to replicate Barracuda Backup to the cloud and extend retention with Offsite Vaulting

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

  • Stand-alone subscription for direct to cloud backup that protects Microsoft Office 365 environments

Barracuda Backup FAQ:

What is the Barracuda Backup?

The Barracuda Backup is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. The Barracuda Backup combines an onsite appliance with a flexible monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription that replicates data offsite. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds – onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure, offsite storage for disaster recovery.

Why do I need a backup solution?

Equipment storing information can fail. Backup, whether it is local or offsite, maintains a redundant copy of an organization’s valuable data in the event of a system failure or natural disaster as well as retains data to fulfill compliance requirements and litigation requests. With the additional copy of data, IT administrators gain the ability to easily restore important files. A backup solution for data restores is an integral part of an organization’s disaster recovery plan.

Why can't I use tape or an external hard drive for backups? What are the benefits of a combined local and offsite backup solution?

Tapes require the manual management of scheduling backups. Hard drives only create one instance of your data. Whether using tapes or hard drives, the stored data has no means to minimize file duplications and does not possess revision history to select the correct historical version to revert back to. Another burden is the need to regularly transport data offsite for a secondary copy in the event of a system failure or disaster.

In comparison, an integrated local and offsite backup solution is easy to manage with automatic backups based on a set time, as well as the secure transfer of data offsite for disaster recovery.

Why should I use a dedicated hardware appliance for my backups?

There are several advantages to using an appliance to conduct automated data backups and offsite replication. An appliance created for backup, like the Barracuda Backup Server, is a purpose-built appliance that enables centralized management of backup connections to multiple devices and provides the local storage necessary to keep a primary backup copy onsite for fast recovery in the majority of data loss scenarios.

Software backup solutions need installation and management on every server they protect, plus requires the administration and support of additional hardware to provide recommended local storage of the backup data. Unlike many software solutions, the Barracuda Backup Server protects data using standard networking protocols from computers running a wide range of operating systems. Other benefits of using the appliance for backups include dedicated processing power for deduplication and compression to increase efficiency in storage and transmission, reduction of load on production servers by not having to run backup software and the creation of a dedicated restore device on your local network.

How is the Barracuda Backup different than other product offerings?

The Barracuda Backup creates a local copy of protected data and efficiently transfers the data offsite without additional burden to production servers. The offsite storage is monitored and managed by Barracuda Central as part of the monthly Barracuda Backup Subscription. With three secure copies of data and several different methods to restore an organization’s assets, the Barracuda Backup is a comprehensive, flexible and efficient solution to achieve your disaster recovery needs.

Is the Barracuda Backup safe?

The Barracuda Backup utilizes an aggressive security combination of symmetrical and asymmetrical encryption to keep your data stored in a format that nobody but you can access. The United States government recently approved 192-bit AES encryption as the preferred method for protecting top secret information. The Barracuda Backup starts with the even more secure 256-bit AES encryption level. Your data is secured by this aggressive encryption methodology both while being transferred offsite and during its storage at Barracuda Central.

Where is my data stored with the Barracuda Backup?

The Barracuda Backup is an affordable, integrated local and offsite data backup and disaster recovery solution. The Barracuda Backup combines an onsite appliance with a flexible monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription that replicates data offsite. Combining local and offsite storage provides the best of both worlds – onsite backups for the fastest restore times and secure, offsite storage for disaster recovery.

What are the six ways to restore data from the Barracuda Backup?

Data is easy to restore using any of the following methods, including:

  1. Barracuda Backup Restore Browser
  2. Barracuda Backup local Restore Browser
  3. 24/7 Barracuda Technical Support restore assistance
  4. Shipment of restored data from Barracuda Networks

Can the Barracuda Backup help achieve compliance with common regulations?

Yes. Barracuda Backup addresses the security requirements necessary to support compliance with a wide range of industry-specific regulations such as HIPAA for the healthcare industry, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley for financial organizations.

Does the Barracuda Backup help in retaining and reproducing data for litigation requests?

Yes. Retention policies using Barracuda Backup assists organizations in preparing for discovery requests by simplifying the retention and reproduction of electronic data. The flexible data retention options with the Barracuda Backup allow you to enforce specific policies for your various types of data.

What if I have more questions or want to see an online demo of the Barracuda Backup?

For answers to additional questions, please contact us.


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Pricing Notes:

Backup Vx License
Backup Vx, 1 Year License (per socket)
List Price: $599.00
Our Price: $569.00
Backup Vx, 3 Year License (per socket)
List Price: $1,549.00
Our Price: $1,471.00
Backup Vx, 5 Year License (per socket)
List Price: $2,399.00
Our Price: $2,279.00
Backup Vx Cloud Storage
Backup Vx, 1 Year Cloud Storage (per TB)
List Price: $799.00
Our Price: $759.00
Backup Vx, 3 Year Cloud Storage (per TB)
List Price: $2,049.00
Our Price: $1,946.00
Backup Vx, 5 Year Cloud Storage (per TB)
List Price: $3,199.00
Our Price: $3,039.00