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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Zerto Virtual Replication

38 Ratings
Score 9.3 out of 101

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Acronis Backup

If you are on a Windows environment and you want to implement a super easy backup solution, Acronis will do the trick. There are other pricier backup solutions out there, but if your environment is small and you only need to backup locally, it works like a dream. I was always pleased whenever I had to restore a backup.
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Zerto Virtual Replication

Zerto does an amazing job of making sure our critical systems stay up and protected. I'm not sure I'd want to spend the money that would be required on a license for a development server, but for those systems you just can't live without, Zerto is our go-to product.
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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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  • Support of multiple hypervisors.
  • Support of replication to the public cloud.
  • Hardware agnostic in regards to storage.
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Cons

  • Stability - Although we have seen improvements in the recent later releases, we did experience stability issues in the not too distant past.
  • We have seen regular warning messages whilst attempting VM backups - "An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine".
  • Upon contacting Acronis support - we were told this is a VMware issue...not much help. The resolution? Install the Acronis agent on the VM locally.
  • This creates a non-standard rollout across your estate. I do not know why this happens to one VM over another but it would be good to get this resolved.
  • We have a Linux appliance based Acronis solution. We have needed to contact Acronis support on a number of occasions for some support and the Acronis 1st level support teams are very much Windows based. They do not have much experience on the Linux appliance version of their system.
  • If you do go down the Linux platform with your Acronis - make sure you have sufficient in house Linux skills to maintain and perform upgrades.
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  • Better support for SQL server high availability. Databases have to be removed from HA prior to upgrades of Zerto software.
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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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Zerto Virtual Replication9.5
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We really like the easy setup of this replication solution, as well as the ease of management. Not to mention, our internal IT Economist determined that the Zerto solution would provide the best ROI out of the competing solutions we analyzed. So far, his calculations have been spot on, and we have saved substantially
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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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Zerto Virtual Replication9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its the most comprehensive solution for DR of virtual workloads.
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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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Zerto Virtual Replication9.0
Based on 1 answer
Depending on where you create a ticket, it can be lower priority than desired. Use the Zerto portal to create high priority tickets.
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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

Acronis was much easier to use from the start and the whole process was quite easy.
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Compared to VMware SRM, Zerto Virtual Replication is much simpler to use and is hypervisor agnostic.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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I've yet to run into any issues adding or increasing my demands with Acronis.
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Return on Investment

  • It did not make any impact on our business as it was a trial and was not implemented.
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  • So far it has saved us from experiencing extended downtime with one of our most crucial systems which saved us a lot of money.
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Acronis Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Zerto Virtual Replication

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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