Acronis Backup

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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

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
7.8
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.3
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
8.2
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
9.2
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.1
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
6.2
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.2
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.1
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
7.2
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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  • While there are a lot of various reports available there is still room for improvement, especially when trying to understand the usage of the file system storage, a drill down into each client's backup and archive data would be beneficial.
  • The ability to grow the capacity of the appliance via drive upgrades, within reason, would alleviate the need to do appliance swaps or add additional appliances, even if there was an incremental adjustment to the support costs.
  • For someone like ourselves who, because of legislation, do not have the ability to use external cloud services having the ability to use an internal self-hosted cloud or NAS/SAN for long-term historical archiving would be more than welcomed.
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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
I am 100% likely to renew my Unitrends support and keep my appliance. I don't see any products that have come close to being able to do the on-prem and cloud backups with the ease of Unitrends. This is a great tool and I can't imagine someone wanting to implement anything else.
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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
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
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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 Appliance7.9
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
The Unitrends team works hand in hand with your support staff to implement the product. We were up and running from racking to backing up in under half a day
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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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It took me exactly 1 year from the time I first saw unitrends till the day we made the purchase. I selected Unitrends for one reason and one reason only. It works every single time.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
Based on 26 answers
Simple, easy to use, amazing support.
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Return on Investment

  • We have found that this was a much more cost-effective solution than our Symantec platform. The fact we could purchase a single VM 'host' license meant that we could back up every VM on that host - irrespective of how many VMs there were.
  • The backup management can now be administered centrally - this allows easy remote access from technicians from anywhere within our business.
  • Separate and distinct users can also be configured to add a much needed security layer to the backup management process. This was lacking in the previous Symantec model we had.
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  • Since moving to Unitrends, our backups have been more reliable than they ever were with Backup Exec.
  • Unitrends has given us the ability to do hourly backups of our file servers. Users that request file restores have really appreciated the granularity of recovery that I'm able to provide them.
  • Unitrends allowed us to consolidate our backup solutions (previously we were using one application for physical and one for virtual backups), which makes the management of backups and restores much more streamlined.
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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