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Acronis Backup

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72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

CloudBerry Backup

5 Ratings
Score 9.4 out of 101

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Acronis Backup

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

For any Managed Service Provider (MSP) that offers backups services to its clients, Cloudberry MBS is a winning solution. It is fast, powerful, flexible and priced to provide room for decent profit margins for the MSP. MSP's that handle clients so large that they need Appliance-based backups and recovery will need more sophisticated (read pricier) solutions, but for the vast majority of customers that have 1-10 servers, CloudberryLab MBS is an excellent solution.
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Pros

  • 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.
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  • A wide array of choices for Backend storage - We use Amazon, Google, Backblaze and Wasabi
  • Flexible Retention policies - We keep data/versions locally for one year, at Google for 90 days, and at Amazon for 30 days.
  • Extremely low price point allowing us to charge prices that are competitive with Mozy and provide fully managed backup services
  • Extremely powerful central management console allowing us to monitor, edit, and run backups and restores for all client devices from any computer or mobile device
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Cons

  • The cloud based backup and the local backup don't talk to each other. I can never get one answer on how much total cloud storage is being used by both the cloud managed endpoints and the locally managed endpoints.
  • Licensing could be easier to manage. Adding new licenses seems a bit manual.
  • Deploying agents doesn't always work from the console. I have to occasionally do a manual installation.
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  • Reporting of summarized historical Backup activity by the client is weaker than it could be. Cloudberry has reached out via their Customer Forum to gather requirements and preferences, indicating that they are aware that it needs additional development
  • The hybrid backup implementation is powerful (Local backup with data sent to Cloud afterward) but lacks the ability to have different retention periods for each destination
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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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CloudBerry Backup10.0
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I love Cloudberry. I am using it at three different sites to backup their mission critical file servers and it works great. It is a very cost effective backup solution that is easy to setup and use and the support is also very good. I would recommend it to anyone that needs a good backup solution for their business.
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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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CloudBerry Backup10.0
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The screens are very easy to understand and very detailed. I have not had any issues finding what I was looking for or understanding what options to use to create my backups. Cloudberry has a simple easy to use interface that is well designed and the documentation is excellent compared to some other backup software I have used in the past.
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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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CloudBerry Backup10.0
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Excellent support with very quick response and quick resolution of my issues. I am very happy with my experience with their support department and feel comfortable they can and will resolve any issues I have quickly and completely. I feel that they care about my experience with their product and take ownership of any problems.
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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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CloudBerry Backup10.0
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Easy and successful implementation and the results have been very good with no issues since the install and go live. I highly recommend Cloudberry Backup software to anyone needing an easy to install, setup and manage backup solution. Excellent product with great features and reliability at a very good price point.
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Alternatives Considered

Barracuda Cloud Essentials has email security, archiving, and allows users to manage their own spam email. Barracuda also comes with a backup feature and it all works together under one roof. Barracuda has been our alternative to other major services on the market. Acronis does well as a backup service, but Barracuda provides us a much more broader experience as an IT client.
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Mozy Pro is/was a decent product for self-service backup, but our typical client is not tech savvy enough to handle fixing the common errors (permissions, encrypted files etc> ) that cause failures. They do not monitor the backups on a regular basis, and they have no idea how to properly execute a restore. There is no ability to chose from multiple back-end storage platforms, retention periods are not nearly as flexible, the upload speed is slower and it does not have the bandwidth throttling that Cloudberry possesses, and it does not have true client-side encryption keys at least when we used it).
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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I like using Acronis because I do not have to manage a lot of settings or perform a lot of tasks in order to restore a backup. I like what it offers, but I also want to take care of all my customer's needs. Those include archiving emails, web security, and backups all at the same time. We switched away from Acronis because we had other obligations to our clients. We did not switch because Acronis was a bad service to use. We also found them to be a tad bit expensive compared to their competitors.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to manage when support is needed
  • Consider the cost over competitors
  • Good for server/workstation backups
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  • Since switching from Mozy Pro to Cloudberrylab four years ago, our ROI has been extremely positive. The reliability of the product has improved significantly such that we do not need to dedicate much staff time to monitor/manage the backups on a daily basis.
  • By designating a backup specialist within our organization tasked with keeping up with the latest features, testing restores, and fixing any issues that arise with client backups, we have a high level of efficiency and can respond to restore requests in a very short timeframe.
  • We have been able to lower the per GB price to our customers and still maintain our overall profitability for our backup service
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Acronis Backup Editions & Modules
Acronis Backup
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CloudBerry Backup

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
CloudBerry Backup Editions & Modules
CloudBerry Backup
Edition
CloudBerry Backup Free
$01
CloudBerry Backup Pro
29.991
CloudBerry Backup Server
119.991
CloudBerry Backup Ultimate
299.991
CloudBerry Backup MS SQL
149.991
CloudBerry Backup MS Exchange
229.991
1. Per server
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