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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    Veritas Backup Exec

    69%
    Veritas Backup Exec ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    17 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    15 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    18 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    16 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    19 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    20 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    12 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    14 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    14 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3
    53%
    15 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    18 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    17 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    16 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Acronis Cyber Backup is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.5

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    65%
    47 Ratings
    5.7

    Veritas Backup Exec

    57%
    22 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    91%
    2 Ratings
    1.0

    Veritas Backup Exec

    10%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    5.5

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    55%
    3 Ratings
    1.0

    Veritas Backup Exec

    10%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    4.6

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    46%
    5 Ratings
    2.6

    Veritas Backup Exec

    26%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    91%
    2 Ratings
    3.0

    Veritas Backup Exec

    30%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    8.0

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    80%
    1 Rating

    Veritas Backup Exec

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.5

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    85%
    26 Ratings

    Veritas Backup Exec

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Acronis Cyber 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Backup Exec works well generally in most environments or situations. The licensing can potentially be a nightmare, but manageable if you have a decent reseller. Backing up and restoring from physical tapes which is not all that common is not as reliable as when backing up and restoring from datastores that reside on hard drives or digital media. It does a good job with large or small backup jobs. Backing up and managing SQL backups requires additional licenses and be a bit clunky. If you are very careful (which you should be anyway) and document as you build these backups you will get better at managing them. Regarding a virtual environment, I have limited experience in that arena, but have done it. Backup Exec can backup VMware environments, but honestly we moved to Unitrends to backup our VM's and are much happier with the backup process. However, restoring a VM in Unitrends can be tedious compared to Backup Exec.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    • 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.
    Kevin Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    • Manage agent based backups - It is easy to schedule and monitor backups. Verifying backups is done for all jobs. Backup performance is excellent.
    • Provide a wide ranging contingent of backup options - Despite providing a dizzying array of backup options, it is easy to schedule individual or recurring jobs.
    • Integrates well with our Active Directory - Restoring even individual Active Directory objects is possible.
    Jeff Daniels | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    • 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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    • Could provide better license management from an inventory perspective. How many licenses do I have?.. etc.
    • When Backup Exec backs up itself it should not select iSCSI backup targets by default. The result is recursive data backup ending in the loss of storage capacity.
    • I'm struggling to come up with another con.
    Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $59

    Acronis Cyber Backup Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Acronis Cyber Backup$59
    1. none
    SaaS Edition
    Acronis Cyber Backup$59
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Veritas Backup Exec

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0

    Veritas Backup Exec Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Veritas Backup ExecContact sales team
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup 9.1
    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.
    Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
    Based on 3 answers
    This software is a mess in my brutally honest opinion. I've spent more time babysitting this software while backing up 20 servers than I did with Veeam backing up 600+. I've had multiple jobs run fine for weeks at a time that just randomly fail out of the blue for seemingly no reason whatsoever. There's no intuitive way to chain jobs, so automation becomes somewhat more problematic if certain jobs depend on other jobs. The forever incremental feature feels tacked on since the merge operation merges all your incremental jobs into the most recent backup and doesn't have the option set a limit on how long to keep your point in time restores.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup 5.5
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 1.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It can do a lot of things on paper and sounds terrific, but in practice it doesn't do any of them well. It can easily be sold to non-technical minds and C-levels, but of all the backup solutions I've used in the last 15 years of my career, Backup Exec is easily the least fault tolerant. Unless this software is a sunk cost and you're on a shoestring budget, I recommend almost anything else. Jobs fail often with obscure error codes and the KB articles in the Veritas support portal are a mess. Within 30 days of a fresh deployment I've logged more tickets with their support than I did in 3 years with Veeam.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup 4.6
    Based on 5 answers
    I only got one issue resolved for more than 20 cases open. The escalation is ineffective. Most of the time, I have the feeling that I know the solution better than the support technician. Overall, case management is time-consuming, as our resolution rate is really low
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 2.6
    Based on 5 answers
    In the few instances of having to contact support, our overall outcome was always good. They would have received a better score if the wait time was less, but I attribute this to the timing of support calls - it was during the previous owner's time. We have not had to open a support ticket since Veritas Backup Exec took the product back over.
    John Mota | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup 9.1
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    Veritas Backup Exec 3.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It was pretty straightforward.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    We've looked at SolarWinds, Veritas, etc. but none of them had the right combination of features, price and ease of use when compared against Acronis and its ease of implementation, setup and recovery options. We didn't like the wait time for recovery with some of the others and being able to quickly get a machine back entirely was important to us.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    If your company is looking at changing solutions or currently does not have any, Veritas Backup Exec is the way to go. Do yourself a favor and try the 60 day trial, you won't be disappointed! Very simple to use and has a great GUI, much better than what the competition has to offer.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I would love it if they offered better cloud space pricing or even "unlimited"
    Al Schleicher | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Scalability

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Acronis Cyber Backup 8.5
    Based on 26 answers
    The ability to back up multiple servers from one source is a great tool to have for businesses that have equipment in different locations on the same network with a variety of software data to back up such as SQL, Exchange or a Files Server. You can decide to purchase individual server licenses as well if you would like to keep the process separate or have multiple sites where your data is housed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    • Every times you restore a file, you see the value and the ROI of backup.
    • Backup is a great protection against ransomware, you can always restore files that has been infected.
    • When you want to go back in previous version of files, it can be life saver.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veritas Backup Exec

    • Backups by their very nature are difficult to quantify when it comes to ROI. Any monies spent should be seen more as insurance . If you never have to claim on it then that is the best outcome. Backup Exec gives you comfort that you can meet any downtime recovery targets set by your business and this is how to benchmark your solution.
    • Conduct regular DR tests and your this will be your ROI.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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