Carbonite Endpoint vs. Macrium Reflect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Carbonite Endpoint
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Carbonite Endpoint provides an enterprise-grade backup solution for all endpoints, including mobile devices or devices spread across a distributed enterprise network.
$24
per month
Macrium Reflect
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Macrium Reflect is an endpoint and server backup and cloning solution from Macrium Software (aka Paramount Software UK), available in personal and professional editions.N/A
Pricing
Carbonite EndpointMacrium Reflect
Editions & Modules
Basic Computer Backup
$24
per month
Advanced Endpoint Protection
$34
per month
Basic Server Backup
$50
per month
Basic Backup
$55
per month
Advanced Server Protection
$147
per month
Advanced Protection
$199
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Carbonite EndpointMacrium Reflect
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Small Businesses
Carbonite Safe
Carbonite Safe
Score 10.0 out of 10
Carbonite Safe
Carbonite Safe
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Carbonite EndpointMacrium Reflect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(23 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(14 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Carbonite EndpointMacrium Reflect
Likelihood to Recommend
Carbonite, an OpenText company
Carbonite Endpoint 360 is a great solution for any organization with compliance needs. Office 365 defaults to a 30 day backup of all data. Carbonite Endpoint 360 extends this well beyond 30 days and provides an all-inclusive source for retention for data in Office 365. Any small to medium business would greatly benefit from this solution as they can design their entire infrastructure in Office 365 and ensure it's all backed up.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
Macrium Reflect is one of the best partition backup applications available in the market. It can also clone drives in addition to making images of partitions and has a very useful feature of creating a bootable recovery drive for restoring partition(s) in case the OS is not booting. There are also different products for varying needs of the end user- Macrium Reflect Server, Workstation, etc. I have restored my system without any errors many times with Macrium.
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Pros
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • It is excellent at automating your backups. You don't need to manually do it, just set it up once and let it run in the background.
  • It's pretty simple to set up and use. It will automatically suggest the best options that work for most people and you can be up and running pretty quickly.
  • It's safe and reliable. We have been using it for a couple of years now and had no major issues.
  • Their phone support is excellent.
  • It's also really easy to maintain your backed up data to reduce redundancy.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
  • Clear interface for creating drive image backups
  • Reliable, every day backups
  • Accessible log showing successful backups and any failures
  • Creates differential backups that are small in size
  • Fast, easy method for recovering individual files or folders from an image backup
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Cons
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • To be honest not so impressed with the amount of time it has taken to get data backed up to the cloud.
  • I have not had to do a restore at this time so I cannot comment on the restore process.
  • I was not aware at time of procurement that the upload process would take so long since we were not procuring their hardware. Sales rep mad it seem like upload would only take a day or two and we are now starting week 7 hoping to be done by week 8 for 1.5 TBs of data.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
  • Has ransomware protection that could be better at letting users configure exeptions
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Likelihood to Renew
Carbonite, an OpenText company
I found their alerting to be very poor. I missed several days of backups without knowledge of this, until I signed into the portal. I would get daily emails reporting backups were in progress or done, but nothing indicating that a backup had been stuck or paused for 3 days. For this reason alone, I did not renew.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
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Support Rating
Carbonite, an OpenText company
Does what it needs to do quietly and efficiently in the background without interrupting the workflow. It offers instant automated back-ups without troubling the end user. As it is such an automated system, once it is up and running, there is little or no support needed from the service provider. From what I understand the support from Carbonite during the setup and implementation was absolutely fine.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
We have not been opening tickets for support from Macrium at the moment, only for licencing issues, but good attention and fast response by the support team. They respond pretty fast to our emails and fixed our issues giving us a good explanation of our case without any complications. Due to the good functionality of the software we have not opened a ticket for support in years.
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Alternatives Considered
Carbonite, an OpenText company
We have also used Mozy Pro and Dropbox. They are all pretty similar in functionality/features of backing up data (not system state or databases as I don't think any of the 3 are well suited for that). To me, it comes down to personal preference and choosing a product that is universal for multiple users, for ease of management.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
Veeam offers Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, a product we also install and use. It compares favorably with Macrium Reflect; however, for small firms and individual wanting an added cloud backup of their full hard drive, Macrium wins out in requiring less cloud storage space by a significant margin. ShadowProtect is a rock solid competitor with a higher price and no free version. It is highly dependable, but more complicated to install and set up. The number of technical issues and quality of technical support have ruled out Acronis products. MSP360 Backup has impressive technology, but we encountered issues with restore times and full drive image restores.
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Return on Investment
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • Data backup is critical to us. Carbonite ensures that we don't lose anything important.
  • It is also good protection against accidental deletions or if someone makes mistakes.
  • Cloud back up also means we don't have to worry about maintaining back up equipment or redundancy in storage.
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Macrium Software (Paramount Software)
  • Reduce the impact of emergency situations like ransomware attacks, hardware failures, etc.
  • Restore the backups quickly and reliably.
  • Free version availability for commercial use is an added bonus.
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