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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Avamar

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24 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Score 7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Avamar

The integration to Exchange can be rather difficult. When a new version is released, this process is complicated from the fact that there are several agents that have to be installed to work with Exchange. This is particularly true if you want the ability to perform a GLR restore. All agents must be installed, which requires a reboot, then then new agents installed and configured.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Avamar
8.4
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Avamar
7.3
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Avamar
8.8
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Avamar
8.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Avamar
8.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Avamar
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Avamar
8.8
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Avamar
7.7
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Avamar
8.9
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Avamar
9.1
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Avamar
8.0
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Avamar
7.8
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Avamar
9.5
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Avamar
10.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Avamar
8.9

Pros

  • Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Replication
  • Instant Virtual Machines
  • Copy to Tape
  • Automatic testing of Disaster Recovery environments
  • Virtual standby automatic restore of VM's and Physical machines
  • Backup using hardware snapshots
  • Backup of Exchange 365
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  • Creation of retention policies which can be applied to multiple backup sets. This eases administration as you can apply the retention policy across the board.
  • Creation of data sets which can then be added to backup policies.
  • Ability to easily manage backups and restores.
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Cons

  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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  • Less complex setup
  • Integration with VMware needs some attention
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Avamar9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
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Alternatives Considered

It is easy to deploy and manage. Solid data recovery and good notification option. We need to backup to tape to retain 7 years thus D2D2T is a good option to have.
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Reliability. Avamar is hands down more reliable than any other backup solution I have used.
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Return on Investment

  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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  • Definitely better customer service since Avamar is a form of protection of data and customers have lost 0 data since we have implemented Avamar within our environment.
  • Easily maintainable. Provides ease of update capability to my team of users.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

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

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