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Acronis Backup

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Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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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
6.8
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.3
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
8.6
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.8
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
5.6
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
6.3
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Veritas NetBackup
7.2

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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  • The activity monitor allows me to easily see if there are issues with backup jobs or the environment.
  • Community support for NBU is very good. I've been able to research issues with ease and find other users that have been in similar situations.
  • Policy management for backups is very easy and there are lots of options.
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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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  • The upgrade process with NetBackup is very challenging, at least in our implementation. Each upgrade required a significant amount of troubleshooting, and then we would have to fix integrations with other Veritas and Microsoft products that were no longer compatible with the minor release update of NetBackup.
  • NetBackup doesn't always provide, at least in our environment, the best status reports on what is working and what is not. If something didn't go right with a backup, we didn't always see it right away.
  • The cost of NetBackup was increasing. We were not licensed for their multi-data center replication and high availability components, so we made the decision to move off NetBackup rather than accept a significant price jump.
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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

Much better interface and data recovery. Tech support is also much better.
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While comparing NetBackup (NB) to Metalogix SharePoint Backup we found NB to have more features and flexibility than Metalogix SharePoint Backup. The licensing price was also better than what Metalogix SharePoint Backup had to offer.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
Based on 26 answers
If you need a robust multisite backup solution, I would look elsewhere. If you need something small and affordable, Acronis will get the job done and get the job done well. I can't emphasize this enough: it just works.
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Return on Investment

  • It has had a positive impact on the ease of use with recovery
  • It pretty much runs itself once set up
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  • NetBackup had a positive impact on the business by cutting down the restore time from 24 hours at times to just a couple of hours.
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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 NetBackup

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