Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Top Rated
317 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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Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

While the Unitrends appliance was selected over a software only solution with the goal to provide improved availability it did have one significant drawback. The appliance does not provide full support for our Citrix XenServer hypervisor, as such there is a continued dependency on using agents within the VMs to address backup integration. Unitrends does have a software solution that has native support and our hope is that eventually it will be included in the appliance. The appliance also provides the ability to do an instant recovery of critical client(s), a very important feature for us. The Unitrends system was a saviour last year when our site was hit with ransomware, we were quickly able to recover all the affected files from the backups and archives with minimal impact to our internal staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.0
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.5
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.4
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.9
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.4
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.7
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.6
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.4
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.5
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Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.3

Pros

  • An image-based backup solution for small to medium businesses
  • Easy to mount and restore small or large amounts of data
  • Scalable as backup needs change over time
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  • Unitrends makes VM Backup and restore an easy process (both full recovery and file-level).
  • In-line dedupe and incremental forever backups have allowed us to implement hourly backups of our file servers without taking up a significant amount of additional backup storage.
  • We've been able to use the bare-metal restore process to P2V some of our physical servers, and restore others into a dev/testing environment with ease.
  • We use tape for our offsite backup copies and long-term archiving. We've never had a problem restoring from tape with Unitrends.
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Cons

  • The UI can be hard to navigate for new users
  • Acronis sometimes does not show progress during a clone so it's hard to tell the status
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  • I would like to see a "backup job scheduler/calendar" which displays all the backup jobs listed together in 15 minute increments, so that it is easy to see which backup jobs may conflict.
  • I would like to see a Unitrends Archive Unit which is network based, not just SATA. (Although the SATA is very fast).
  • I would like the Unitrends Backups/Archives to work with the Amazon "Glacier" cloud storage.
  • I would like an easy way to a schedule all the backup jobs' start & completion times and [know] which jobs conflicted.
  • I would like to see more training videos of how to configure backups and how to do restores.
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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 Appliance8.7
Based on 15 answers
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
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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
If you have ever used any backup software, Unitrends makes using their product in most cases simpler to use
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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
I've never had one issue and they are always quick to respond
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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

The others fail, I will only use and recommend Acronis.
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Carbonite Backup is superior and works better for our current situation. We use a NAS as local backup target, the backup agent runs on each server, and the content is deduped and copied to the cloud. Clients are easy to deploy and monitor. There is a cloud dashboard that shows updated status on backups for servers and clients.
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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

  • Secure Data backup on and off premises
  • Save Data from Ransomware
  • Easy management using acronis advance
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  • The appliance was replaced within two years of purchase because backup capacity was exceeded.
  • We were able to successfully recover files that had been backed up.
  • Our backup cost per gigabyte was very high.
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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