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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Veeam Availability Suite

Top Rated
36 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Veeam Availability Suite

Top Rated
36 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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Veeam Availability Suite

Critical items that never go down are perfect examples of Veeam B/R. If one of these critical items were to go down, you can spin up a backup in Veeam and get everything back up and going again while you work on getting the failed one fixed/repaired. This makes constant downtime lower.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.6
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.7
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.1
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.2
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.6
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.0
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
9.5
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Veeam Availability Suite
10.0

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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  • Automation
  • Back up and recovery
  • Plays very well with VMWare
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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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  • Pricing
  • More training, live WebEx
  • Possibly have its own lightweight appliance
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup9.1
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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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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 is so much simpler in setting up a backup schedule. You can choose any preferred backup type according to your environment need. Dashboard will clearly indicate your backup status, progress, and an alert will be sent to you to inform you of the details of timing and progress. Simple restore no matter file or image level. With the assistance of acronis universal restore you can simply restore your environment across hardware with high success rate.
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I have only used Veeam.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
We were able to tailor the Acronis platform to meet our specific number of machines and license types.
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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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  • Able to pull up logs from months ago, that are long gone on the production side, to see what cause/resolved an error is very nice.
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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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Veeam Availability Suite

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