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Acronis Backup

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

It's excellent if you work with critical data that you cannot afford to lose. You would need above average knowledge of PC's to install, set it up and have it running though - or you need your IT team to do it for you. If you are a user without above average IT knowledge or an IT team to back you up, I would recommend looking for an alternative. I also wouldn't recommend it for personal use i.e if you need a back up for your photos, movies etc. Simply because there are cheaper options that will do that job well.
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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
8.7
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Arcserve Backup
9.3
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

  • The UI can be hard to navigate for new users
  • Acronis sometimes does not show progress during a clone so it's hard to tell the status
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  • Linux backup status reports are not as granular as the Windows status reports. Linux email reporting does not include missed backup jobs, backup, or replication failures or success.
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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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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
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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

Acronis is the best software only solution. Veeam has many flavors and does a superb (and more scalable) job of backing up data and replicating it offsite. Backup Exec is the oldest big player and has not done a lot to keep up with the competitors. Carbonite is a cloud-backup solution that does a good job but primarily pipes data offsite versus retain in-house.
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Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
Based on 26 answers
Simple, easy to use, amazing support.
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Return on Investment

  • Secure Data backup on and off premises
  • Save Data from Ransomware
  • Easy management using acronis advance
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  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

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

Arcserve Backup

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