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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Tivoli Storage Manager

17 Ratings
Score 6.9 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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Tivoli Storage Manager

Well suited for file level backup, data recovery needs 30, 60, or 90 days, or perhaps the last 3 iterations of a file change. Version we are running not suited for VMware backups, but IBM does have a VMware TSM version that will accommodate. Assess and be aware of what exactly the business data recovery requires.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Pros

  • Multiple platform support
  • Ease of management
  • Helps with ransomware protection
  • Great backup speeds
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  • Good Support
  • GUI interface is straightforward and easy to navigate.
  • CLI is also an option to check on health or status of Tape Library.
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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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  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
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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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Tivoli Storage Manager1.0
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Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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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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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

The others fail, I will only use and recommend Acronis.
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We are an IBM shop. TSM was bundled into the mix when we purchased new IBM equipment for new ERP project.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
Simple, easy to use, amazing support.
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Return on Investment

  • We haven't had any failures of the system yet, as our installation is fairly new. However, I'm confident the system will pay for itself after the first failure, as the software we are securing via Acronis is quite expensive.
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  • ROI has been good.
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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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Tivoli Storage Manager

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