Reviews (1-6 of 6)
- Cost - A very affordable solution.
- Support and Sales - Arcserve has been top notch to us with the sales process and support.
- Replication - One of the core reasons we selected the product. We find the replication side of the software fantastic.
- Backup - An excellent backup product that provides just great functionality and restore-ability at a granular level.
- Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
- Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
- A solid reliable backup solution with a proven track record.
- Great functionality that allows monitoring and provides alerts.
- A cost-effective solution, especially for smaller sites.
- Restoration when needed, has always been able to give us the data required without failure.
- Product support has always been excellent when needed.
- Initially, the setup, configuration, and management can be a bit daunting as is the overall learning curve.
- Easy to use.
- Simple configuration.
- Easy to customize using script.
- Support line just send a link so I have to research by my own.
- Requires you to buy a license for every agent add on.
- VMWare compatibility.
- Backs up Windows and Linux virtual and physical servers quickly. After the initial full backup, data is deduped and compressed. This dramatically reduced the backup window. Restores are easily accomplished, using intuitive web interfaces.
- The data is easily replicated between units. Scheduled to occur in the middle of the night, network bandwidth is not dramatically impacted. Truly, a set it and forget it operation.
- Using the appropriate UDP, administrators can actually "spin up" a virtual machine from the latest backup, allowing disaster recovery on your critical servers while repairing failures in the background.
- Copy-to-Tape function is available. This satisfies annual and quarterly data retention requirements.
- 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.
- Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
- 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
- File System Archive is limited without stubbing
- Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
- Arcserve allowed us to manage the data in all our of our locations with ease.
- Very stable product. No crashes, no rebuilds, reinstalls, etc.
- The online community/knowledge base is lacking
- The learning curve is a bit high.
Arcserve Backup Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
About Arcserve Backup
Arcserve Backup is a data recovery and restore option from Arcserve, formerly of CA Technologies before Arcserve's divestiture (July 2014). It utilizes magnetic tape storage backup as part of its storage management offering.
It offers control and visibility from one management console, whether supporting small-scale or large-scale enterprise environments across different platforms and organizations.
Jobs are submitted on a primary server and can be run either locally on the primary server itself, or remotely on any of the associated member servers. Users can perform and monitor job operations such as backup, restore, merge, scan, migrate, copy, compare, and so on for all servers from the primary server.
In addition, a central catalog file is created with descriptive information about each session and allows users to select the specific files and directories to be restored without having to query the database itself. When data needs to be restored, the program can quickly browse the content of each session in the catalog file from a single central location to locate the information.
With central reporting, users can launch and create scheduled reports for all servers in a domain from the primary server. Schedule, preview, print or email reports for all domain servers from the primary server.
Arcserve Backup Technical Details