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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.4
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.3
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.4
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.6

Pros

  • Acronis backup allows you to set up several backups at once to different locations for redundancy.
  • It allows you to easily search the local network to find backup locations.
  • It allows you to set up several different time frames for backups ie: weekly, monthly, daily etc
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  • Easy to use.
  • Simple configuration.
  • Easy to customize using script.
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Cons

  • Partial backup solution, still requires bring-your-own-media
  • Full image backups take longer than incremental-based solutions
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  • Support line just send a link so I have to research by my own.
  • Requires you to buy a license for every agent add on.
  • VMWare compatibility.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup9.1
Based on 2 answers
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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Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Usability

Acronis Backup8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

We had in place a Symantec Backup Exec (2014) solution in place - this was running on a physical device with an attached tape library. This would be perfect for a smaller company needing cost-effective off-site storage.
But for us, this had a number of limitations:
1) User accountability - all user's actions within the backup system were untraceable as everything was complete as the generic user
2) Our estate had moved to a mainly virtual platform and installing agents onto each VM was not cost effective
3) Offsite replication was not an easy setup on the Symantec version we had
Acronis offered us a competitive price if we showed we were replacing a competitor's product to reinforce the business decision.
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It is easy to deploy and manage. Solid data recovery and good notification option. We need to backup to tape to retain 7 years thus D2D2T is a good option to have.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
We were able to tailor the Acronis platform to meet our specific number of machines and license types.
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Return on Investment

  • Acronis has already saved me a ton of downtime especially with employees that work in the office. We had our server just up and crash over a weekend and could not get it back on-line. Went and got new hard drives and took the Acronis bootable CD and were able to restore the server onto the new drives from the external backup drive in a matter of hours instead of days and with no loss of business information or files, everything ran as smooth as it did with no hiccups before the crash.
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  • Data recovery is very nice.
  • Licensing goes high if you add-on the other agents.
  • Overall ROI is fair.
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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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Arcserve Backup

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