TABLE 1: Comparative Results
  UltraBac Enterprise 5.02 ARCserveIT 6.61 NetWorker SQL Server 7.0 Enterprise Edition native NetBackup
Backup/restore times (hours:minutes) 3:15/7:15 2:41/29:00 2:12/7:18 3:06/7:27 2:22/6:55
CPU utilization3.9% 32% 7.5% 7.2% 7.1%
Features
Automated tape-drive configuration NoYes No No No
Parallel streaming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multiplexing No No Yes No Yes
File & filegroup backup/restore Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Automated media management+ Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Media spanning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SQL-specific reporting No No No Yes No
Open file support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full autoloader supportNo No Yes No Yes
Tape RAIDs supported 0, 1, 5 0, 1, 5 No No No
Bar-coding support YesYes Yes No Yes
Notification alerts Email, SNMP Page, email, SNMP, event log, network broadcast, trouble tickets Email Email, pager, event log Email
User experience: (scale of * to ***)
Installation *** **1/2 *1/2 *** **1/2
User interface *** **1/2 ** **1/2 **
Documentation **1/2 ** **1/2 **1/2 **
Technical support *** ** ** *** ***
Notes: Table reflects features at time of testing. Check with vendors for latest features.
+ media rotation, media pooling, serial numbering of media