Acronis Backup

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

If you have servers or client machines that you want to backup, Unitrends is for you. There are newer systems out there with all flash but the UI on Unitrends could not be easier and that is a huge selling point. The ROI is also better than most. They also have a lot of great, free tools that you will benefit from.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.9
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.4
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.3
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.1
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.2
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.5
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.3
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.4
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.4

Pros

  • It's really easy to automate a backup. You can choose where you want the back up to be stored (locally or online) and how frequent you want your backups to be. And then just let it run on schedule.
  • It's very customizable. You can choose what you want to back up, where you want to back it up to and how frequently your backups should run.
  • Recovery is (I have only had to do it once) really fast and smooth. I was able to get back to a working state without calling in for support and all my stuff was right where I expected it to be.
  • It is very reliable. Backups very rarely fail and are easy to fix when they do.
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  • Restores are a dream. Select the day, select the content and restore. Couldn't be easier.
  • Has 4 NIC ports that you can aggregate for more throughput.
  • The UI is very simple to work with. They updated it recently and it is even simpler. You don't have to fumble through a menu. Everything is in front of you and laid out logically.
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Cons

  • The web interface is slow and can kick you off from time to time
  • I do find that the error messages are hard to decipher if/when a backup is unsuccessful. However, support is very good in helping out the solution
  • The user interface is not intuitive enough to find failures in backups or track logs with alerts or errors
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  • The new admin interface is good for initial setup and checking the status of current running jobs, but lacks details. Switching to the legacy interface to see options I need in order to set up a restore, or special backup can be annoying sometimes.
  • I wish there was a better way to anticipate/estimate how long a bigger backup job will take.
  • I wish there was a way to push agent updates to all my servers from the Unitrends appliance.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.8
Based on 15 answers
It is a rock solid appliance and a rock solid company. We have had great support and great success with Unitrends.
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.1
Based on 9 answers
It is an intuitive platform but they just updated it and I am not familiar yet with the new platform so it may be a 10 when I get into it
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance7.8
Based on 16 answers
Until dealing with Unitrends support, I have NEVER in 25 years of IT, dealt with technical staff that can actually SOLVE your problem the first time!! It's incredible if you ask me! The technical staff at Unitrends is by far the best!
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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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance8.1
Based on 8 answers
Be prepared to spend some time installing Agents. Install them from the file share on the appliance not using the automatic pushing feature
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Alternatives Considered

I used this in place of Backup Exec and was extremely pleased with it. Backup Exec is really confusing and the backups are unreliable. I loved replacing it with Acronis.
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We did our homework and boy are we happy. We looked at Backup Exec, Veeam, Arcserve, and AppAssure.Veeam was probably the top competitor and when I looked at it while visiting another institution it looked and sounded very stable. The techs who worked with it swore by it, but when I asked about support the answer was they used TechNet, and user group sites. When I asked about phone support they indicated they stayed away from that because there were costs associated with it. Next.We looked at Arcserve, Backup Exec, and AppAssure. We were coming from Backup Exec and already had a sour taste in our mouth, I had used previous versions of Arcserve and although the interface had improved the cost and need for agents for every little thing was a turn-off. AppAssure was really nice but the price was not. By far the best product for us is Unitrends Recovery Series. Its a rock solid product, easy to use, and the price is something we can live with.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
Based on 26 answers
Acronis will work with one or 100 computers.
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Return on Investment

  • Peace of mind. It is good to know that at any time we can have information restored for our users within minutes. Previous software needed an extended amount of time and failed often.
  • Data backup and recovery have been a breeze. As previously stated, we have had no issues with the process of restoring data, unlike we had with previous software.
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  • Unitrends gives us a good security solution that allows for frequent backups should a file get deleted or become corrupted.
  • It is a good solution that acts like an offline system, but gives us the online benefits.
  • The negative side of Unitrends is the high upfront cost to backup a large amount of data.
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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

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details