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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Ansible

63 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Ansible

63 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

It is well-suited for enterprise use, even when multiple platforms are being utilized. You need to have a reliable network and a competent IT staff (which most are). It is less appropriate for very small companies or companies that have disparate locations across the globe. Acronis Backup Standard might be more suited for smaller companies.
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Ansible

I would 100% recommend Ansible over Chef or other config management systems. Ansible is easy to get started with, has powerful modules, the community provided playbooks, and requires no client package. Great for large-scale deployments and single node apps alike.
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Pros

  • This software is really easy to implement. You are up and running within a day.
  • Restores are extremely easy to implement.
  • When you do need to contact support they are really helpful.
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  • Easy creation of YAML PlayBook (configuration ) file
  • Easy and fast deployment
  • Save unnecessary onsite travel cost
  • Secure SSH connection
  • Ready to use built in many useful modules
  • Use Python for modules
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Cons

  • Does not recognize/individually backup MySQL Server software. Therefore, with my server if the database goes bad the entire server has to be restored. Apparently, Acronis only recognizes name-brand products.
  • Interface seems to be web-based. If the internet is down, the server cannot be restored.
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  • Basic support for Windows
  • Underdeveloped GUI with limited features
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup9.1
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We have renewed our subscription over the course of a few years now. We used to use Backup Exec and it was tedious and difficult to obtain our backups when needed. Acronis just fits our environment style and the way we prefer to do business and use our third party software.
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Usability

Acronis Backup8.2
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I give it a rating of 9 do to its ease of usability. It's ease of understanding how to setup - form - fit - and function. I have no sorrows when having to login to the console in order to setup a new backup schedule or retrieve and recover lost data.
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Support

Acronis Backup8.2
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We have only had to contact support a hand full of times. The reason for this 9 out of 10 is do to how quickly and cooperative they have been on the rare occasion we needed to chat with them about our small questions or queries with potential issues do to the nature of our business.
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Implementation

Acronis Backup9.1
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I don't have any real key 'insights' per say except that it wasn't difficult at all, and do not be afraid to dabble in its tools and settings. It is quite intuitive with built in common sense. I cannot say enough good things about our companies experience when using this backup software.
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Alternatives Considered

I had so many issues with Unitrends appliance getting full and backups just failing. Switching over to Acronis has been such a hassle-free experience; I'm happy to have done so.
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Ansible makes organizing tasks simpler and easier to understand compared to Puppet by combining set of tasks into roles which can be turned on and off in your playbook. Ansible syntax is much easier to read than Puppet syntax
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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Having all of my back-ups centrally located is amazing. Therefore, this can scale very easily.
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Return on Investment

  • It did not make any impact on our business as it was a trial and was not implemented.
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  • Ansible helped me as a team lead to make sure that our DevOps goals are aligned with business goals of our explosively growing organization and infrastructure.
  • Since the standard ansible implementation is free, it makes ansible a fine tool with great return on investment
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Ansible

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details