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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Barracuda Backup

Top Rated
39 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Barracuda Backup

Top Rated
39 Ratings
Score 9 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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Barracuda Backup

For larger environments, with virtual infrastructure in place, and the network bandwidth to support it, a Barracuda backup is great. It's easy to back up an entire cluster, or just a single server. When it comes to restoring or spinning up a downed machine, the Barracuda Backup is second to none in these sort of environments.For the smaller clients, with budget concerns, only a few servers, not having the ability to spin up a failed server on the backup appliance itself is a little painful since we'd have to replace the physical hardware before getting services back online. I think having this ability would make for a great selling point to those smaller to medium size businesses that could benefit from this product.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.7
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.9
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.6
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.8
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
10.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.6

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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  • The Barracuda Backup is simple to install, setup, and administer. At the same time gives you plenty of options to customize your setup to fit your needs.
  • The restore process is much more simplified than many of the other backup solutions we've utilized.
  • The alerts, and reporting features and second to none. We'll often time know when a backup has failed, and have the issue corrected long before the customer brings it to our attention.
  • Barracuda's support team is great. Their intelligent, well versed in the product, and incredibly efficient.
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Cons

  • You can find local resources but you cannot search the network globally. You have to input an IP/DNS name to search. Whereas in the previous version 11.7, you could search and find locations without having to use these references.
  • The interface is somewhat slow to load
  • The licensing is very difficult to navigate if you are using Acronis in different locations because you have to have a controller on different subnets and you can't sync the licensing across the network
  • Also, keeping track of what the computer is using what license if you have not added to the management controller is difficult.
  • My biggest issue with Acronis Backup Advanced 12.5 is if the hard drive on your machine starts to fail you cannot run the software to back up the machine. I spent a lot of time with support with just this issue and they could do nothing until I replaced the hard drive but at that point, I could not run a backup so I had to use the oldest backup I had.
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  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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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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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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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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Barracuda Backup9.5
Based on 2 answers
Usability and Performance
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Support

Acronis Backup8.2
Based on 1 answer
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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Barracuda Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Best support in business class
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Implementation

Acronis Backup9.1
Based on 1 answer
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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Barracuda Backup8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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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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Each backup solution has its pros and cons, and each customer has their needs, and budget constraints. Barracuda Backup has helped us dramatically in the area of being able to provide customers a cost-effective solution, that's easy to manage and is one of those things you're not having to check on daily, or switch out backup tapes, or hard drives.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
I've yet to run into any issues adding or increasing my demands with Acronis.
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Barracuda Backup7.0
Based on 1 answer
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Return on Investment

  • We have saved lots of IT hours by re-imaging PCs this way.
  • Recovery of files is much faster so we have saved production on the user end and IT time.
  • Safety and the feeling of files being saved and easily being able to get them makes you feel secure. Can't put a price on that.
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  • Positive: an extremely flexible backup appliance that supports nearly every system out.
  • Positive: "hands off" backups that require very minimal administration and management.
  • Positive: cloud management of appliance provides accurate information on backup jobs, restoration, and ability to manage from any computer or share administration efforts.
  • Positive: superior support for any issues that arise, Barracuda techs have never let me down.
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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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Barracuda Backup

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