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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

HP StoreOnce

3 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

HP StoreOnce

3 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

It's a well-rounded software package for backing up virtual machines, I've not used it for physical machines yet but I'd bet it works just as well. I would however like improvements to be made in the backup process of NAS folders.
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HP StoreOnce

If you are looking for a backup infrastructure which is efficient and compatible for both file system and block level backup, then HPE StoreOnce is a great choice. It's easy to configure and easy to manage. We didn't have to hire a separate storage expert to set up StoreOnce for us. The HPE team helped our system admins and it was a easy to configure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.3
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
6.7
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.6
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
10.0
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.3
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
8.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
9.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
HP StoreOnce
9.0

Pros

  • Imaging workstations, servers, laptops
  • Data Backup
  • In an emergency, it's a great tool to take a snapshot of the system, bootable or not, and use that for recovery.
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  • Backups to HPE StoreOnce device is very efficient. This is particularly because we are using all SSD (flash ) devices in our HPE StoreOnce infrastructure.
  • The compaction ratio with HPE StoreOnce is amazing which reduces our total storage footprint by upto 95%.
  • It supports both block storage and file system storage. This is especially beneficial since we wanted one backup infrastructure for both our application and database backups.
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Cons

  • There's too many versions. I suggest plying that down to just one, maybe two.
  • It can be confusing for some
  • Lower resource usage
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  • We had a little trouble sending backups of physical servers using SMBv1 protocol to SMBv2 CIFS shares. We had to implement a work around but it would have been nice if StoreOnce could be smart enough to take care of SMB version automatically.
  • There is no native Catalyst Store replication from one StoreOnce device to another StoreOnce. The replication has to be handled by the backup software which is backing up to one StoreOnce device. This puts an extra overhead on the source.
  • HPE StoreOnce command line is a little complicated for beginners. It takes a little while to get familiar with how to leverage it.
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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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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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HP StoreOnce9.0
Based on 1 answer
My team who are currently administering HPE StoreOnce do not come from a storage background. We still didn't had to struggle much configuring and using HPE StoreOnce. Of course, HPE team was very helpful in smooth technology transition. For critical errors, we already have phone home feature enabled and HPE support team has been excellent and their response time in dealing with technical errors/incidents.
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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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HP StoreOnce9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had couple of incidents so far and HPE support team was very proactive through the process until the incident was closed satisfactorily.
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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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Alternatives Considered

I've found that Acronis Backup & Recovery works well against Symantec Ghost. In particular, the licensing is much more simple. We only need one or two licenses, but I've found that's difficult to get with Symantec; however, purchasing one license of Acronis is very easy and is available from various sources. For usage, I'll usually be using it when something has gone wrong, for example, a failing hard drive. Both products can image hard drives with bad sectors
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NetApp is a great product and very well established in market. But HPE StoreOnce features like scalability using disk based duplication that lowers the backup footprint. It is very well coupled with HPE Recovery Manager Central provides backup protection and backup efficiency. We were also offered a nice discount while choosing HPE StoreOnce.
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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

  • Ability to roll out new systems quickly
  • Imaging systems when replacing hard drives is fast, preserves data, and can be done on hard drives with bad sectors.
  • I wish there was just a disk image to use. I don't like installing software on my laptop.
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  • We are pleased to use HPE StoreOnce for our backup infrastructure. We did not had to hire a separate storage folks and this has greatly cut down on our cost.
  • HPE StoreOnce is very fast and efficient. We have not had any complaints of backups going slow.
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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

HP StoreOnce

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