Acronis Backup - Well Suited for Mid-Sized Business
Kevin Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 23, 2018

Acronis Backup - Well Suited for Mid-Sized Business

Score 9 out of 10
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Backup 12.5 Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Acronis Backup

Acronis Backup is being used by the entire division. We use both the onsite storage and cloud storage of backups. This solves our requirement for offsite backup storage. We also backup every workstation, since the software developers have very specific configurations which would take a lot of downtime to get configured the way they prefer.
  • Image based backups. After the initial backup, the backups happen quite quickly. This allows for multiple backups per day.
  • We have different classes of data which requires different retention policies. Acronis makes that easy to manage.
  • Restoration can be done directly to hardware or to a VM. This makes it easy to migrate a physical server to a VM.
  • The cloud based backup and the local backup don't talk to each other. I can never get one answer on how much total cloud storage is being used by both the cloud managed endpoints and the locally managed endpoints.
  • Licensing could be easier to manage. Adding new licenses seems a bit manual.
  • Deploying agents doesn't always work from the console. I have to occasionally do a manual installation.
  • I think we spend less time managing backups.
  • We are able to ensure that every computer is backed up. Previously it was more of a manual process for each user.
  • It has helped us meet our compliance needs.
I have a Hyper-V environment. The licensing allows for me to add additional VMs without having to purchase more licenses. I am able to license each host. It's also easy to add additional cloud storage.
  • Windows Server
  • Linux
  • Windows PC
  • Mac
  • Microsoft Hyper-V,
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Amazon EC2
  • Acronis Cloud
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint,
  • Microsoft ActiveDirectory
Acronis allows us to use lower cost storage hardware and a reasonably priced cloud storage. Datto is a great product, but the cost is much higher. IDrive was not able to backup every type of endpoint.
I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.