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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Carbonite Server Backup

Top Rated
33 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Carbonite Server Backup

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33 Ratings
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Score 7.4 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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Carbonite Server Backup

Not well suited for situations without a high speed internet connection.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Carbonite Server Backup
7.0
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Carbonite Server Backup
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Carbonite Server Backup
5.7
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Carbonite Server Backup
6.8
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Carbonite Server Backup
6.3
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Carbonite Server Backup
7.3
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Carbonite Server Backup
4.5
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Carbonite Server Backup
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Carbonite Server Backup
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Carbonite Server Backup
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Carbonite Server Backup
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Carbonite Server Backup

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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  • Intuitive user interface, easy to set up, easy to use, perfect for SMBs.
  • Cost effective, secure solution.
  • Great for file recovery, and full system restore.
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Cons

  • Linux backup status reports are not as granular as the Windows status reports. Linux email reporting does not include missed backup jobs, backup, or replication failures or success.
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  • A quicker way to obtain individual files would be nice.
  • I don't know of any other issues.
  • I really like dealing with all the reps at Carbonite, although, thankfully, I don't need them often.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve UDP is fast, reducing our backup window from +20 hours to less than an hour. Arcserve UDP also has proven itself when restoring databases and files to to the same location or alternate locations quickly and efficiently. We have also successfully created "synthetic" Full backup tapes from the current backup sets
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N/A - since I've always used Carbonite (in lieu of thumb drive backups).
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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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  • The cost isn't large for what it provides my company.
  • It frees my mind of worry if there were a server failure.
  • It's ease of use in reviewing what it's backing up is great.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

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

Carbonite Server Backup

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Trial and paying customers have access to our valet install free of charge. Call and speak to a specialist who can remotely connect to your machine to ensure it's installed and configured correctly to protect your critical data.