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Acronis Backup

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Acronis Backup

We have used this to recover a folder that was accidentally deleted by a user. Brilliant and works fast too.
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Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.6
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
6.6
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
6.3
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

Pros

  • Acronis backup allows you to set up several backups at once to different locations for redundancy.
  • It allows you to easily search the local network to find backup locations.
  • It allows you to set up several different time frames for backups ie: weekly, monthly, daily etc
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  • 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.
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Cons

  • Did not work well with our XP machines. Was unable to determine if it was our side or the backup software.
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  • Very expensive.
  • Could have more expanded features.
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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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Veritas Backup Exec7.3
Based on 2 answers
I would have given it a 10 but my organization doesn't currently use Symantec
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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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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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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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Alternatives Considered

Windows backup seemed to work just as well. So I did not decide to purchase after the trial
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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.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
Based on 26 answers
It automates discovery of all devices and virtual machines. No need for multiple licenses in a VM environment.
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Return on Investment

  • Saves time and money when a computer has a disk failure. We just push the last image to the new disk and the endpoint is back up and running. No time spent reloading windows and all software.
  • Lower admin cost because of the easy to use central management
  • We use our own private cloud for backup storage so we save money by using internal storage instead of paid public storage.
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  • Veritas Backup Exec is good for single file restores. We have had to restore files from a few months back without any problem.
  • Veritas has saved us money by reverting work that was overwritten by a past employee.
  • Sometimes tapes can be overwritten by accident when you inventory it for restore, which can be an issue.
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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

Veritas Backup Exec

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