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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Data Protector

17 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Data Protector

17 Ratings
Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis 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.
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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

  • Multiple platform support
  • Ease of management
  • Helps with ransomware protection
  • Great backup speeds
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  • It is very reliable on the server side to provide a trustworthy back end.
  • The install was simple and provided an easy way to install and backup Unix servers.
  • The support was always helpful and responded quickly.
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Cons

  • There are times when accessing the backup files takes an extended amount of time, as they do not always become usable quickly. It is a small complaint, as they never fail to open after a few minutes.
  • Being able to create backups on removable USB hard drives that are taken away for offsite storage when full could be better. You can make it happen but the process doesn't feel as smooth as the rest of the software.
  • It would be nice to be able to compare the contents of multiple backups at one time in order to be able to more quickly see the difference between them when searching for information changes requested by users.
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  • They seem to be behind the ball on adapting newer technology.
  • Importing backup indexes were not the easiest task and required a Unix admin.
  • The client side install was not very compact.
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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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Data Protector1.0
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 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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Data Protector1.0
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 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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Data Protector2.0
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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 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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Data Protector1.0
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Pick one person to help you through the process.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Acronis due to our consultant's familiarity with the product, the ability to get a perpetual license, and the flexibility of different PC/server backups managed through a single interface.
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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 Backup7.2
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I have Acronis setup to email me when a backup is successful or unsuccessful. When I get an unsuccessful email, I usually have to reboot the server for the Acronis program to "reconnect" as I call it and everything is fine for a while.
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Return on Investment

  • Acronis has already saved me a ton of downtime especially with employees that work in the office. We had our server just up and crash over a weekend and could not get it back on-line. Went and got new hard drives and took the Acronis bootable CD and were able to restore the server onto the new drives from the external backup drive in a matter of hours instead of days and with no loss of business information or files, everything ran as smooth as it did with no hiccups before the crash.
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  • One positive impact was that it was very stable and therefore made for an easy way to keep the investment going.
  • Another positive impact was the Unix portion of the backup. It is the best solution for these servers.
  • The biggest negative impact for us was when we went to change to another backup product and none of the old backups can be migrated. This means that HP Data Protector has to be installed and running for up to seven years in our case in order to keep up with our data retention policy.
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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 Protector

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