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93 Ratings
Top Rated
93 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber Backup

If you don't have to manage your client's email and their email archiver Acronis works very well. If you're looking for just a backup service for what's on a particular computer then Acronis is perfect. It is easy to use, so newcomers are not overwhelmed with features.It does not include as robust features as Barracuda and Cloudberry, but it does work well as just a backup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.8
Universal recovery
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Live recovery
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
7.9
Business application protection
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Snapshots
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Flexible deployment
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Management dashboard
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Platform support
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Retention options
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Encryption
Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
8.7

Pros

Acronis Cyber Backup

  • Image based backups. After the initial backup, the backups happen quite quickly. This allows for multiple backups per day.
  • We have different classes of data which requires different retention policies. Acronis makes that easy to manage.
  • Restoration can be done directly to hardware or to a VM. This makes it easy to migrate a physical server to a VM.
Kevin Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
Tim Lillis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acronis Cyber Backup

  • The web interface is slow and can kick you off from time to time
  • I do find that the error messages are hard to decipher if/when a backup is unsuccessful. However, support is very good in helping out the solution
  • The user interface is not intuitive enough to find failures in backups or track logs with alerts or errors
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

  • 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.
Josh McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 9.1
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 8.2
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
dan berezowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 8.2
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I have had multiple calls for various reasons with Barracuda Backup's support on various issues that have crept up in my backup. They are quick to jump into the system and help when needed and have access to the backend system to check the integrity of the system and run various fixes for issues that are not readily visible through the user-accessible UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 9.1
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
Jhonna Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acronis Cyber Backup

I feel that Google Drive and OneDrive are suitable for backing up specific files or folders, but they don't perform well if you need a more rounded off solution that will back up other items as well. Also, since Acronis Cyber Backup is a dedicated utility, you get more control over how your backups are made. It also adds an extra layer of customization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
Dustin Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 8.0
Based on 26 answers
The ability to back up multiple servers from one source is a great tool to have for businesses that have equipment in different locations on the same network with a variety of software data to back up such as SQL, Exchange or a Files Server. You can decide to purchase individual server licenses as well if you would like to keep the process separate or have multiple sites where your data is housed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Return on Investment

Acronis Cyber Backup

  • Every times you restore a file, you see the value and the ROI of backup.
  • Backup is a great protection against ransomware, you can always restore files that has been infected.
  • When you want to go back in previous version of files, it can be life saver.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Barracuda Backup

  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
Jason Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acronis Cyber Backup

General

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

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber Backup
8.8
Barracuda Backup
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup
9.1
Barracuda Backup
10.0

Usability

Acronis Cyber Backup
8.2
Barracuda Backup
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
7.0

Performance

Acronis Cyber Backup
Barracuda Backup
9.0

Support

Acronis Cyber Backup
8.2
Barracuda Backup
8.5

Implementation

Acronis Cyber Backup
9.1
Barracuda Backup
8.0

Scalability

Acronis Cyber Backup
8.0
Barracuda Backup
7.0

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