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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Vembu BDR Suite

31 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Vembu BDR Suite

31 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Vembu BDR Suite

Very good at immediate VM recovery when compared to recovering from an image. File-level recovery is available as well or you can mount the backup as a directory. The backup repositories could be named more appropriately, currently, they are numbers. I'd like to be able to browse right to them in the file system rather than navigate the Vembu software every time for a single file.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.2
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.9
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.5
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.8
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.7
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.5
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.1
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.8
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
7.6
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.3
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Vembu BDR Suite
8.4

Pros

  • Image based backups. After the initial backup, the backups happen quite quickly. This allows for multiple backups per day.
  • We have different classes of data which requires different retention policies. Acronis makes that easy to manage.
  • Restoration can be done directly to hardware or to a VM. This makes it easy to migrate a physical server to a VM.
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  • Recovery time is very fast
  • Can set many recovery points down to 15-minute intervals
  • Schedule Rollups to improve storage
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Cons

  • The cloud based backup and the local backup don't talk to each other. I can never get one answer on how much total cloud storage is being used by both the cloud managed endpoints and the locally managed endpoints.
  • Licensing could be easier to manage. Adding new licenses seems a bit manual.
  • Deploying agents doesn't always work from the console. I have to occasionally do a manual installation.
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  • Cryptic error messages that can be hard to troubleshoot
  • Licensing requirements can be difficult to understand
  • More information on what is fixed in releases would be helpful
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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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Vembu BDR Suite5.0
Based on 1 answer
Stability is an issue on Windows 2012 and the upgrade process was painful
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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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Vembu BDR Suite8.1
Based on 14 answers
I do not feel it's user friendly
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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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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 2 answers
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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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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Vembu BDR Suite7.0
Based on 1 answer
Not really.
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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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Beats Windows backup hands down - but that's not hard. Beats BackupExec on ease of use.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
For the majority of smaller companies, this solution is the best fit. If a company begins to have numerous servers and a large amount of data, this solution may no longer be the best fit.
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Return on Investment

  • We just started rolling this out, I can tell you it has cut down on man hours babysitting backups. We no longer have to do that.
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  • Crashing of BDR suite increases chances of our clients being exposed to risks.
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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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Vembu BDR Suite

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