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Veritas Backup Exec

Top Rated
67 Ratings

Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Veritas Backup Exec

Top Rated
67 Ratings
Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis is a great solution for organizations with an IT department or consultant. It works great for IT administrators that have multiple data centers so they can have a central backup location. Acronis would not be a great fit for organizations with low bandwidth or slow internet speeds
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Veritas Backup Exec

My rating would have been higher a few years ago, but nagging problems, primarily noticed since the switch back to Veritas, has increased my dissatisfaction. It is still a solid product for the SMB market. It is a wide variety of options that will fit into just about any scenario that you can think of. Licensing complexity continues to be a issue. It offers solid performance, reasonably good support and a decent interface once you are used to it
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
7.5
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
7.6
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
7.4
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
6.2
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
6.5
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
6.9
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
8.1
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
8.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas Backup Exec
8.2

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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  • Very easy to install and configure.
  • Extremely user friendly.
  • Restore speeds are incredible.
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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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  • Big area is now time to do a restore and since it is also limited by tape drive they could work on speeding up this process
  • Would like to see a more user friendly dashboard setup for SBE
  • Could add some more options to current setup like reporting and trouble shooting for issues with backups!
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
Based on 1 answer
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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Veritas Backup Exec7.3
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I would have given it a 10 but my organization doesn't currently use Symantec
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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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Veeam is by far superior to Backup Exec in the virtual, SQL, AD, Exchange, and Physical Environments. The way they interact with the Virtual Servers is more streamlined and generates better results. They also support more file system such as AIX and XFS for backup and restores. Redgate is a great SQL Backup Tool that leverages the built in SQL Server API for backup and does a great job at Job Processing, Scheduling, and Compression.
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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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  • Not sure on the ROI on this product as we have to renew it every year to keep current!
  • It is a rock solid product for backup those servers that must have a backup.
  • Would like to see improvement on times it takes to do a restore from backup but again I understand the limitations are due to the tape device.
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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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Veritas Backup Exec

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