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Acronis Backup

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Score 8.2 out of 101
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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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
7.5
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.8
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
6.7
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
6.4
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
7.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

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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  • Great name in the industry and and very effective security and backup products.
  • Easy to work with support staff at Symantec.
  • As a reseller, the resources that were dedicated to us were best in the industry making it easy to lead with them.
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Cons

  • Backup failure error messages should be more helpful. Sometimes they are hard to decipher and you have to call in for support.
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  • For our use, we are fine as it is.
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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

Reputation & better price
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There are different alternatives like Iperius, Handy Backup or similar but for what is my experience , I have always been comfortable with this software and even the company that used it has never had the need to look for other software, for this reason has never been a thorough analysis on alternatives
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
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It appears to be very scalable. It has handled everything that we could throw at it, and believe me, we hit it hard during our initial testing phase. It has performed like a champ day in and day out for several years now. Even through upgrades, we have been able to handle our workloads seamlessly.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive ROI in that at least three (3) times during the past year, users have been able to recover valuable data that may not have been replaceable by any other means.
  • The ROI was positive in that returns were seen the very first year we implemented it.
  • ROI is a difficult sell to middle and upper management... until they have a data loss or breach.
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  • The ability to recover highly sensitive data has always been important. It will get this done from a file server aspect.
  • We decided we needed to look elsewhere for our virtual environment backup solutions.
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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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Veritas Backup Exec

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