Barracuda Backup Vx

Complete Cloud-Integrated Data Protection for Physical and Virtual Environments

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Barracuda Backup Vx is the unified, cost-effective data protection solution for your physical and virtual environments. It’s a complete backup solution with remote storage that is easy to buy, install, and manage.

The Barracuda Advantage

  • Virtual backup appliance that can be deployed in virtual environments to leverage existing infrastructures.
  • Simple per-socket or per-server pricing.
  • Backup software and integrated remote replication.
  • Cloud-based central management for seamless multisite administration.
  • Rapid local or remote recovery, preventing data loss and minimizing down time.

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  • Built-in cloud and site-to-site replication prevent data loss in case of disaster.
  • LiveBoot and Cloud LiveBoot enable rapid recovery of VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines in minutes.
  • Offsite vaulting of historical revisions frees up valuable space on local storage.
  • Optimizes storage and bandwidth requirements with compression and deduplication
  • Scalable performance means you can easily add more resources to enable more simultaneous backup processes

Physical and Virtual

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

Virtual Appliance

Barracuda Backup Vx can be deployed in virtual environments to leverage all your existing compute and storage infrastructures, while optimizing local storage and bandwidth requirements.

Flexible Deployment

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 and Local LiveBoot recovery allow complete protection for those operating in private environments or deploying private cloud technologies.

"Barracuda Backup has taken a complex and vital function of our business and streamlined it. It has given us peace of mind that we have a robust disaster recovery plan in place for all situations."

- Brian Burns, IT Director High Sierra Sport Company

Key Features

Key Features


  • 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

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


  • 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
  • Rapid VM recovery with LiveBoot and Cloud LiveBoot for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments
  • Granular file recovery for VMware and Hyper-V
  • File revision history
  • Granular Microsoft Exchange message-level recovery
  • VMware CBT restores

Granular SharePoint Recovery with Kroll Ontrack

  • Granular file search and recovery
  • Restore to multiple locations

Comprehensive Solution

  • Support for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V enviroments
  • Simple per-socket licensing for virtual environments
  • Per-server licensing for physical servers
  • Built-in replication to Barracuda Cloud Storage or remote site

Administration & Policy Management

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

Reporting & Statistics

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

Energize Updates

  • Award-winning live 24/7 customer support
  • Firmware updates
  • Automatic agent upgrades

Built-in Replication

  • Replication is built into each Barracuda Backup Vx subscription
  • Replicate to Barracuda Cloud Storage or between Barracuda Backup solutions
  • Includes a secondary license for replication to a virtual receiver at no additional cost


Management Interface

  • Barracuda Cloud Control centralized management

Barracuda Backup Agent

  • Windows File System & System State
  • Microsoft Applications (Exchange, SQL & SharePoint)
  • Linux

Network Backups Included

  • NAS
  • Unix
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X

Virtual Environments

  • VMware vSphere (Host level)
  • Microsoft Hyper-V (Host level)
  • Citrix XenServer (Guest level)
  • Oracle VM(Guest level)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization(Guest level)
  • KVM(Guest level)


  • Global
  • Inline
  • Block-Level
  • Source- and Target-Based

Additional Features

  • Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) Recovery
  • Export to External Media
  • Offsite Vaulting
  • Local and Cloud LiveBoot
  • Cloud Replication