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Acronis Backup

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

Acronis is well suited for a company that has at least one server to back up. The program will work with a wide variety of operating systems including Server 2012, 2016 and 2019. This program will also allow you to backup multiple servers from one host device. It will also works with Linux OS.
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vDPA

VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced is well suited for a thin client environment, and/or an environment that runs multiple virtual servers. It is also well suited for an environment with disaster recover requirements that require backups of everything. vSphere is very expensive, so it would probably not be a very good choice for a startup that could use a cheaper alternative in the beginning, or a physical machine environment.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
vDPA
9.4
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
vDPA
10.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
vDPA
9.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
vDPA
10.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
vDPA
10.0
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
vDPA
9.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
vDPA
8.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
vDPA
10.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
vDPA
9.0

Pros

  • Image backup and restore are very quick
  • Recover files and folders directly from File Explorer
  • Easy and Quick Installation
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  • Maintains backups of all virtual systems for disaster recovery compliance.
  • Supports plugins for backups of Microsoft systems.
  • As with most VMware products vSphere is incredibly easy to use.
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Cons

  • It can be a little expensive.
  • You have to install an agent on your servers.
  • I did not have great luck with it backing up Linux servers.
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  • Reports are too complex, could be made clearer.
  • The interface could be simplified.
  • Backups of physical servers take a very long time.
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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

The others fail, I will only use and recommend Acronis.
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CloudBacko is the only similar product that I have used, and while it worked by backing up my virtual machines to Google Drive, VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced not only backs up the virtual machines, buton databases, physical servers and more, and backs them up to a centralized location, and has 24/7 live support.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.7
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Simple backup and easy restore
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Return on Investment

  • Great, easy to use backup solution for small to medium businesses
  • Can be cumbersome for management with complex deployments
  • Requires physical interaction to swap media and obtain offsite backups (unless sending data offsite is an option)
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  • Virtual machines and servers are backed up and secure
  • DR compliance is met
  • Multiple platforms backed up to a central location
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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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vDPA

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