Acronis Advanced Backup vs. OneDrive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Advanced Backup (or formerly Acronis Backup Cloud) is a Backup-as-a-Service solution for Service Providers, available to add to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.N/A
OneDrive
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.
$5
per month
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupOneDrive
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
OneDrive for Business Plan 1
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2
$10.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupOneDrive
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOneDrive can be purchased as a standalone tool, or as part of a Microsoft 365's business suite.
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Community Pulse
Acronis Advanced BackupOneDrive
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Acronis Advanced BackupOneDrive
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
6.6
1 Ratings
25% below category average
OneDrive
-
Ratings
Universal recovery7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots3.61 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
5.8
1 Ratings
33% below category average
OneDrive
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics2.71 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.6
113 Ratings
10% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.289 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings6.5100 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.194 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.9107 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.9108 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.9113 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.4
108 Ratings
16% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings7.396 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings7.391 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.3
112 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance00 Ratings8.0111 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings7.1112 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings7.086 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupOneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(10 ratings)
7.6
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(12 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
8.0
(36 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupOneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
Acronis Backup Cloud is suited for backing up Windows Servers. Downtime is greatly decreased by using their virtualization options. You will need a Hyper-V enabled computer to virtualize, though, but this can be one of your general-use workstations. A Windows 10 Pro machine with 16 GB of RAM would do it for you. Or, if you have Macs that need to be backed up, you can do that as well. You can grab either full volume images, or files/folders. I can't really think of a scenario that you would not want Acronis Backup Cloud, except pre-Server 2012 OS's, since virtualization isn't supported on those older systems.
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Microsoft
I'll start with what I would not use OneDrive for! I would not use it as a primary source for code repository, there are other more robust tools out there that can help you with storing and making available code repos. Where I would use OneDrive is in a platform for managing files, and with that I mean any file that can be saved offline and access a OneDrive access point, share, or mount. This could be personal, business, or data from a system that is saved in a standard file format. The OneDrive platform is great for documents collaboration as well, with the ability to allow for share and links to be provided to for easy access and collaboration. I would also recommend if you are someone who likes to use cloud services and rely less and less on offline storage. OneDrive excels in this area!
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Pros
Acronis
  • Single pane of glass for managing customer tenants
  • Quick and reliable backup recovery
  • Both onsite and offsite backup destinations are supported
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Microsoft
  • Sync functions allow to access work virtually anywhere
  • Collaboration options make working with others easier, increasing productivity
  • It works seamlessly in different devices
  • The one drive online functions allows to use office programs like work and excel without having them installed in a device
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Cons
Acronis
  • No option for on premises hardware BDR. This means recovery restorations rely on self-supplied hardware performance.
  • License per machine can get costly if large number of computers or servers.
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Microsoft
  • I wish OneDrive would allow you to sync multiple personal/individual accounts to your computer. At this time, you can only sync one account at a time. That means that my personal OneDrive and individual corporate OneDrive can't be synced to my computer at the same time.
  • OneDrive has a file size limitation of 15 GB. I know that that is a very large amount, but I have several files that are larger than 15 GB that I wish I could get to sync. I'm hoping that file size limitation changes in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Microsoft
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
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Usability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Using OneDrive is very intuitive and has been improved over the years. It's just like using native file management on either your Mac or PC. It's drag and drop functionality is easy and it clearly shows when files are uploaded to the cloud or if there are errors
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Performance
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
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Support Rating
Acronis
We seldom make use of Acronis support, but when we have they have been brilliant. All our engineers are Acronis certified, if they not able to resolve an issue, we touch base with our local Acronis supplier, Synapsys, who resolve issues 90% of the time.
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Microsoft
It's a Microsoft product so there is a wealth of information online both from Microsoft directly and from millions of users but as a corporate user we also have access to direct Microsoft support through a variety of avenues (phone, email, etc.). This makes finding answers to issues more accessible, however, it does also mean that any new feature requests will get buried.
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
We went with Acronis Backup Cloud because we're able to backup all platforms, not just PCs. And the price was good when it comes to all those options. It's a hard sell to clients, but when explained properly, the understand the cost of a good solution. It's like having good car insurance.
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Microsoft
Box is another file-sharing application that is very similar to OneDrive. Box falls short of OneDrive in its syncing capabilities. OneDrive is very quick with syncing so you never have to be concerned that you are not using the most up-to-date materials. Box was always a bit delayed and did not always accurately sync across systems. OneDrive benefits from being backed by Microsoft, so you expect the connection across applications that it allows. OneDrive also provides consistency for use and intuitive understanding because of that Microsoft consistency. I'd prefer OneDrive over Box.
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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Microsoft
  • OneDrive allows us to save much time on creating and archiving backup copies of our data. Microsoft gives a guarantee on the possibility of recovery of files or folders even from 30 days ago. It provides a great comfort of work.
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