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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

Small to medium businesses will greatly appreciate the price-point and ease of use as a backup solution. May not be the best solution for long-term retention, but that is based on the company and their media.
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Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Data Protector
6.7
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
3.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
8.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
9.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
1.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
9.0
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
1.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
8.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
9.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Data Protector
9.0

Pros

Acronis Backup

  • Image failing hard drives
  • Move existing hard drives to new SSD
  • Local backup of existing workstations
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Data Protector

  • Easy to install and set up cell manager, deploy clients and configure backup devices. Integration options for databases and virtual environments makes backup and restore of these systems easier through the GUI.
  • Scheduling options allow the user to set specific times for backups of a host or group them together with the advance scheduling option and set priorities of which systems get access to backup devices.
  • Licensing options are tiered and can scale from a very small environment to a larger one when needed.
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Cons

Acronis Backup

  • Does not recognize/individually backup MySQL Server software. Therefore, with my server if the database goes bad the entire server has to be restored. Apparently, Acronis only recognizes name-brand products.
  • Interface seems to be web-based. If the internet is down, the server cannot be restored.
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Data Protector

  • Tech support - every person I spoke with had a different idea on how to fix a problem. Many times they caused the problem resulting in double or triple work.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 2 answers
It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
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Usability

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
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Support

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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Data Protector

Data Protector 2.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
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Implementation

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
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Alternatives Considered

Acronis Backup

Backup Exec, Symantec. The biggest difference is the ease with which we can recover data with Acronis. Backup Exec would fail or throw out errors often during a restore process and it made for a nightmare when users needed information quickly. The only feature that we miss is the ability to compare contents of multiple backups side by side.
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Data Protector

We currently use EMC Networker. We have been fairly happy with this one as well. The main issue is with the Unix backups. HP Data Protector is a much better solution for backing up Unix. When it comes to ease of use in the console and backing up Windows machines EMC Networker will win every time hands down. HP Data Protector is also much more expensive for our application. The backup size, time, and available options were much better at the time we switched. HP Data Protector has now remedied this and seems to be more current with their feature offerings
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Scalability

Acronis Backup

Acronis Backup 7.7
Based on 26 answers
I have used numerous back up programs in the past and they all pale in comparison to this program and the find support that I can receive 24/7.
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Data Protector

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Acronis Backup

  • For our purposes, Acronis has been a vital part of our overall DR plan.
  • It has, on several occasions, saved and restored critical information.
  • As a result, it has been integral in business continuity.
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Data Protector

  • I had to work 70 hours week to manage this product.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General

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

Data Protector

General

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

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