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Acronis Backup Cloud

Great solution for small to medium size businesses. The cost per server instance can prohibit large growth or expansion as companies grow. This solution is great for a business that wants to back up a small number of devices including potential offsite storage via Acronis Cloud option. Would recommend but need to investigate all options in regards to number of endpoints.
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Spanning Backup for G Suite

Spanning is well suited for backing up Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Form data, as well as other file types including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Acrobat PDF, PhotoShop and InDesign files. It also backs up media files of all formats. It is not well suited to backing up Access databases. It can also not restore Google Form meta-data.
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Pros

  • The Acronis backup console is easy to use.
  • Acronis offers an online recovery console to access items quickly and easily.
  • The ability to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Creating backup plans and schedules is simple.
  • Email alerts notifying administrators on backup failures.
  • The backup deduplication and compression features is one of industries best.
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  • Perpetual email and file backups.
  • No limits on backup volume, capacity or file types.
  • Excellent Management Console for Administrative users.
  • End-user access available for self-management.
  • Easy to enable and disable various accounts for backup.
  • Easy to restore emails and files from one account to another.
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Cons

  • The fact Acronis is an OS client base backup, which leads to more backup failures. Although most issues can be corrected with restarting services.
  • Recovering backups from the cloud(internet) is a lot slower then acessing local backups.
  • The backup error reports are not detailed enough to help administrators fix issues.
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  • Administrative users can backup multiple accounts at one time, but can only restore one account at a time.
  • Management console navigation opens additional tabs, but I believe they are working to improve that.
  • It would be nice to be able to delete emails and files from user accounts from within Spanning instead of having to login to Google as the user.
  • Google Forms meta-data is not able to be restored to other accounts.
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Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
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The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. Uniterends backup is more advanced and can be complicated not for organizations without IT staff.
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Spanning is superior to Veritas Backup Exec. Often Backup Exec would fail due to the software itself or the premise-based backup media or drive. Veritas Tech Support/Knowledgebase was not helpful in troubleshooting the failures. Also, Veritas was unable to back up our then Microsoft Exchange Server without an additional add-on cost. Barracuda was more reliable, but also required additional expenses for backing up Exchange and Microsoft SQL.
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Return on Investment

  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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  • Nonprofit friendly pricing.
  • Scales easily to add more accounts.
  • No hardware to maintain.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Spanning Backup for G Suite

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