Arcserve Backup Reviews

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November 20, 2019
Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Arcserve Backup has many offerings to fit many business sizes and needs.
  • It offers excellent features like dedupe, high availability, DR, and BMR.
  • Arcserve Backup sales and technical support is good to work with.
  • Very nice reseller program and benefits.
  • Arcserve Backup can be costly.
  • To utilize Arcserve Backup and all its features may require a layout of dedicated equipment or additional infrastructure.
  • They don't always explain that for Arcserve Backup to work well, and it requires specific system requirements and extensive internet bandwidth.
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January 29, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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January 25, 2019
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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August 28, 2017
Hiroki Nakazato | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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June 27, 2017
Jerry Shakal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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June 26, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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
  • File System Archive is limited without stubbing
  • Virtual Standby is limited to Windows only
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April 19, 2017
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • 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.
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What is Arcserve Backup?

Arcserve Backup is a comprehensive storage management solution for distributed and multiplatform environments that can backup and restore data from every machine on your network, including those running Windows, UNIX, and Linux.

Formerly of CA Technologies before Arcserve's divestiture (July 2014), Arcserve Backup 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.


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