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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Data Domain

19 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Data Domain

19 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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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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Data Domain

Best suited for backup target, that's what it was designed for. The ingestion rate is very high, data exfil not so much. Doesn't work very well as a NAS (though functionally, that's what it is). It's very good at block-level deduplication of disparate types of data.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Data Domain
8.2
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
10.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
6.5
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
6.3
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
7.9
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
9.6
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
6.3
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
10.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
10.0
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
8.7
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
7.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
7.5
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
8.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
8.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Data Domain
9.5

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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  • MTree replication to another Data Domain system. The Data Domain performs the replication every 15 minutes, so our offsite data is never more than 15 minutes out of sync with production.
  • DDBoost provides a faster way to back up our data.
  • Data encryption at rest. This allows us to protect our database data.
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Cons

  • It can be a little expensive.
  • You have to install an agent on your servers.
  • I did not have great luck with it backing up Linux servers.
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  • VMware integration from a restoration perspective.
  • Initial ingestion for data can get bloated at first it would be nice to see a better estimation of what you most likely will see after dedupe and compression completes.
  • Better data aging and deletion capabilities, we see periodic bloating with lower retention policies.
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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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Data Domain10.0
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DD has performed flawlessly for almost 10 years as our backup/recovery storage with offsite replication. Given its track record and great support from EMC, we're unlikely to look elsewhere any time soon.
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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

I used this in place of Backup Exec and was extremely pleased with it. Backup Exec is really confusing and the backups are unreliable. I loved replacing it with Acronis.
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I have used NetBackup, CommVault, Tivoli, and Actifio in my previous environments. With Data Domain I am not constantly babysitting my backup to make sure it is not choking and dying and we are not bound by the same channel lane path constraints most backup software and hardware works on. By far the initial cost has been more than made up for with the time not being dedicated to backup.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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If you need a robust multisite backup solution, I would look elsewhere. If you need something small and affordable, Acronis will get the job done and get the job done well. I can't emphasize this enough: it just works.
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Return on Investment

  • Saves time and money every day.
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  • We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance.
  • Reduced backup footprint in the data center.
  • It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.
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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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Data Domain

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