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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Top Rated
30 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Top Rated
30 Ratings
Score 9.5 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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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

We don't use all the features that it can provide but find it an affordable backup solution which just works. To be honest we leave it alone until we need it or when we make changes to our VMware platform which means we just need to update to the latest version of NAKIVO which is fairly straightforward. In terms of value for money I'd say it can't be beaten.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.3
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.4
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.6
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
9.6
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
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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  • NAKIVO foremost is good value for money. We found the licensing of Veeam prohibitive and looked for another solution. We've been using NAKIVO for over 4 years now and it does everything we need it to and more.
  • Administration is easy. All via a web browser. No clients need to be installed and we can access the information from any of our networked PCs and Chromebooks.
  • It is constantly improving. When we first purchased it, it only worked with VMware to local storage but now it works with Hyper-V and can backup to the cloud. It ensures our backup software is compatible if we make any changes in the future.
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Cons

  • You can find local resources but you cannot search the network globally. You have to input an IP/DNS name to search. Whereas in the previous version 11.7, you could search and find locations without having to use these references.
  • The interface is somewhat slow to load
  • The licensing is very difficult to navigate if you are using Acronis in different locations because you have to have a controller on different subnets and you can't sync the licensing across the network
  • Also, keeping track of what the computer is using what license if you have not added to the management controller is difficult.
  • My biggest issue with Acronis Backup Advanced 12.5 is if the hard drive on your machine starts to fail you cannot run the software to back up the machine. I spent a lot of time with support with just this issue and they could do nothing until I replaced the hard drive but at that point, I could not run a backup so I had to use the oldest backup I had.
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  • When moving VMs to a new host we sometimes have to manually refresh the storage but it's not a major issue.
  • Repository self-healing and reclaiming used space can sometimes take a while.
  • Support is initially only by email so you may have to wait for a response. Support are very helpful and knowledgeable though.
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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
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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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NAKIVO Backup & Replication9.1
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Because it is very easy to use.
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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

Acronis does not slow your system down when running backups as Symantec did. Some people have an issue with CPU's being impacted but overall it's not an issue.
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  • More reliable/stable.
  • Fast and useful support.
  • Easy to install an maintain.
  • Zero impact on current environment thanks to the possibility to create a back-up appliance with a dedicated NAS.
  • Very good deduplication.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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Simple, easy to use, amazing support.
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Return on Investment

  • Great, easy to use backup solution for small to medium businesses
  • Can be cumbersome for management with complex deployments
  • Requires physical interaction to swap media and obtain offsite backups (unless sending data offsite is an option)
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  • Positive impact on reducing licensing costs. Especially important for schools at the moment because of limited funding.
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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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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Editions & Modules
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Edition
Pro Essentials
$1991
Enterprise Essentials
$2991
Pro
$3991
Enterprise
$5991
1. per socket
Additional Pricing Details
The product is licensed per physical CPU socket for each ESXi server on which you back up or replicate VMs.