Acronis Backup Advanced gets the job done!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 17, 2018

Acronis Backup Advanced gets the job done!

Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

Backup 12.5 Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Acronis Backup

Acronis Backup advanced is used in my organization to handle all user workstation backups. It is used across the organization as a backup solution. It addresses all of our workstation backups in order to secure recovery in the event of a workstation failure.
  • Acronis backup allows you to set up several backups at once to different locations for redundancy.
  • It allows you to easily search the local network to find backup locations.
  • It allows you to set up several different time frames for backups ie: weekly, monthly, daily etc
  • You can find local resources but you cannot search the network globally. You have to input an IP/DNS name to search. Whereas in the previous version 11.7, you could search and find locations without having to use these references.
  • The interface is somewhat slow to load
  • The licensing is very difficult to navigate if you are using Acronis in different locations because you have to have a controller on different subnets and you can't sync the licensing across the network
  • Also, keeping track of what the computer is using what license if you have not added to the management controller is difficult.
  • My biggest issue with Acronis Backup Advanced 12.5 is if the hard drive on your machine starts to fail you cannot run the software to back up the machine. I spent a lot of time with support with just this issue and they could do nothing until I replaced the hard drive but at that point, I could not run a backup so I had to use the oldest backup I had.
  • It has had a positive impact on the ease of use with recovery
  • It pretty much runs itself once set up
Acronis will work with one or 100 computers.
  • Windows Server
  • Windows PC
  • VMware vSphere
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft ActiveDirectory
Acronis does not slow your system down when running backups as Symantec did. Some people have an issue with CPU's being impacted but overall it's not an issue.
Acronis is great if you have a workstation failure and need a quick recovery. As long as you are recovering to a like machine the recovery is fairly easy.