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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Veritas NetBackup

40 Ratings
Score 7.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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 NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.7
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.3
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
5.7
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
5.5
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.3

Pros

  • Multiple platform support
  • Ease of management
  • Helps with ransomware protection
  • Great backup speeds
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  • It is a major player in the backup space, and has an answer for most every data protection problem.
  • Support is pretty good by IT standards. They were always able to quickly isolate a problem and offer a solution.
  • They have appliance-based solutions which help with building out a topology.
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Cons

  • The UI can be hard to navigate for new users
  • Acronis sometimes does not show progress during a clone so it's hard to tell the status
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  • Limited 60tb MSDP per media server is a frustrating limitation. I have an 86tb san that I cannot leverage all the space on.
  • A refresh of the GUI is needed. There are menus within menus and it is sometimes difficult to find what you are looking for.
  • Creating someone type of FAQ for newer administrators would be useful. I'm sure I have run across a bunch of questions that have been asked 50 times before.
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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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As stated earlier the system is great for our needs I believe that every system needs to be evaluated for individual requirements to make sure that they are bet to fill the business need. Is Netebackup the best. NO, Is it the worst No. It meets our needs and does its job.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
Because the product does what it is supposed to do (backup). The product is quick and easy.
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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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  • The cost is substantial no matter how it is licensed. They switched from a host based model to a storage based scenario, and the cost was lower at first, but quickly spiraled out of control. Our renewal and trueup was just too much.
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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 NetBackup

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