Veeam Backup as a Service vs. Backup Ninja

Veeam Backup as a Service vs. Backup Ninja

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Lukas Vileikis
25 May 2021

Veeam is a well-known name in the Backup as a Service (BaaS) world. One of the services Veeam provides is a Backup as a Service offering - in this blog we are going to discuss how Backup Ninja competes with it.

Veeam Backup as a Service Solutions vs. Backup Ninja

Veeam provides managed Backup as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service solutions while partnered with a network of cloud and managed service providers. Veeam Backup as a Service solutions aim to improve recovery time, conquer complex regulatory compliance requirements and provide predictable costs as you use the service.

Veeam backup as a service and disaster recovery as a service also provides the power of the cloud with Veeam Cloud Connect giving you all of the functionality you need to save the day for your customers, no matter where their data resides. However, using such Backup as a Service providers can be complex and time-consuming: to get started, you should either purchase Veeam from a reseller in your area (which you also must find in the first place) or use professional services provided by Veeam themselves - they cost money.

Backup Ninja, on the other hand, can prove to be more easy to use and provide you with more options that might be more useful for your business including backup scheduling, local and cloud storage, incremental and partial backups, provide you with logs and notifications, also with security & encryption.

Diving Further Into Backup Ninja

Backup Ninja can also prove to be a very useful tool not just because it’s easy to use, but also because the service supports multiple database vendors: doesn’t matter which database vendor you use - MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Percona or TimescaleDB - with Backup Ninja you’re in safe hands. Backup Ninja also allows you to perform backup scheduling, incremental or partial backups, it can store data both locally and in the cloud and also help with retention planning, security & encryption too. Finally, Backup Ninja also provides you with an awesome UI allowing you to see an overview of various scheduled backup events and key statistics:

Backup Ninja UI

To backup data with Backup Ninja, perform these steps:

  1. Setup your backup target:Backup Ninja - Backup Target

     

  2. Create a database user:Creating a database user

     

  3. Install the agent, specify a port. The installation script will set up a repository and install the agent:Installing the Agent

     

  4. Finally, discover your servers - it’s as easy as that!Server discovery

     

Summary

Veeam is a pretty well-known name in the backup space. However, Veeam Backup as a Service offerings might provide to be time-consuming and very complex to use. Backup Ninja can provide a very similar solution for a cheaper price - if you’re looking for a companion in your database journey, definitely consider giving Backup Ninja a go.

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