Safe, dependable and reliable data back up software.
December 26, 2018

Safe, dependable and reliable data back up software.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Backup 12.5 Standard,

Overall Satisfaction with Acronis Backup

A lot of my work data is now in the cloud so while a backup isn't as critical as it used to be, I still work with local files quite a bit. So losing data due to a Hardware failure is still a concern. Due to data security issues at work, I can just plug in a USB drive to make backups of my local files. That is where Acronis Backup came into the picture. Being able to automate my backups to the cloud (or network) was a must-have feature for me and Acronis did that job admirably.
  • It's really easy to automate a backup. You can choose where you want the back up to be stored (locally or online) and how frequent you want your backups to be. And then just let it run on schedule.
  • It's very customizable. You can choose what you want to back up, where you want to back it up to and how frequently your backups should run.
  • Recovery is (I have only had to do it once) really fast and smooth. I was able to get back to a working state without calling in for support and all my stuff was right where I expected it to be.
  • It is very reliable. Backups very rarely fail and are easy to fix when they do.
  • Backup failure error messages should be more helpful. Sometimes they are hard to decipher and you have to call in for support.
  • Data safety.
  • Data recovery in case of system failure.
  • Systematic backups. You can make a schedule and automate the software to stick to it instead of making ad hoc backups manually.
It is really very open and customizable in what you want to back up. From specific files to a complete system image, you can set it up the way you need to. You can also designate the backup location which is excellent because different people (or different sized organizations) would have different requirements. Overall, it is suitable for everyone, from an individual user to a large organization.
It's excellent if you work with critical data that you cannot afford to lose. You would need above average knowledge of PC's to install, set it up and have it running though - or you need your IT team to do it for you. If you are a user without above average IT knowledge or an IT team to back you up, I would recommend looking for an alternative.

I also wouldn't recommend it for personal use i.e if you need a back up for your photos, movies etc. Simply because there are cheaper options that will do that job well.