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Acronis Backup

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

If you are on a Windows environment and you want to implement a super easy backup solution, Acronis will do the trick. There are other pricier backup solutions out there, but if your environment is small and you only need to backup locally, it works like a dream. I was always pleased whenever I had to restore a backup.
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The integration to Exchange can be rather difficult. When a new version is released, this process is complicated from the fact that there are several agents that have to be installed to work with Exchange. This is particularly true if you want the ability to perform a GLR restore. All agents must be installed, which requires a reboot, then then new agents installed and configured.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.1
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Avamar
7.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.8
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Avamar
7.4
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.5
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Avamar
7.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.9
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.6
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Avamar
7.4
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.5
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Avamar
9.2
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Avamar
8.1

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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  • Data deduplication is the best feature. The amount of data backed up to space used has been impressive.
  • Ease of backing up whole VMs with vCenter integration makes a bare metal restore really easy.
  • Because of the deduplication, the backup times are really quick and don't heavily impact the servers. Also makes it really light over the WAN.
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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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  • The system is a little complicated at first, getting to know the terminology is important as it will help to make you an efficient administrator of Avamar.
  • RTO can be slow depending on what system you are using in the background and how much data you are moving.
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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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Avamar9.5
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I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
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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

We selected Acronis due to our consultant's familiarity with the product, the ability to get a perpetual license, and the flexibility of different PC/server backups managed through a single interface.
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BackupExec and NetBackup both would choke on data that was being replicated by DFSR. I needed a product that could handle that data, as well as do client side deduplication and compression.Veeam, as well as some other VM backup solutions, were horrible at managing their own snapshots. If I wasn't on top of them, there was a good chance we'd have critical systems go down. Avamar was excellent at managing snapshots as well as backing up my ESX environment.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
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Because the product does what it is supposed to do (backup). The product is quick and easy.
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Return on Investment

  • Peace of mind. It is good to know that at any time we can have information restored for our users within minutes. Previous software needed an extended amount of time and failed often.
  • Data backup and recovery have been a breeze. As previously stated, we have had no issues with the process of restoring data, unlike we had with previous software.
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  • Much less time spent managing backups (Configuration and tape changes).
  • Successful backups. 99+% of all our backups are successful
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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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Avamar

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