Peace of Mind
October 21, 2016

Peace of Mind

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

Overall Satisfaction with Acronis Backup & Recovery

We use Acronis Backup & Recovery for critical PCs in our organization. We have several PCs that provide unique business services - communication with government portals and verification services that if their setup was lost would be very damaging to the organization. Also we have several locations and one has a database that is critical to that location's operations, we backup the entire machine so we could run it as a VM for disaster recovery.
  • Backup the entire PC to a bare metal backup and recover onto new hardware
  • Traditional full and differential backups if necessary for your environment
  • Good documentation and support
  • Bare metal recovery was a little more complicated than I would like
  • Cloud recovery is expensive for storage size amounts
  • Allowed continued use of legacy software which decreased costs of system upgrades until vendors were ready for a more modern approach to data exchange
  • Saves time and resources with all the systems I manage
  • Learning curve required more of my attention than I would have liked
Acronis is a much easier to use software than Paragon, I tried a trial version of Paragon and it seemed to run me in circles. I never was able to use Paragon to backup a legacy XP machine which we wanted to keep with the program it had that was not available to us anymore. Ended up with a backup of the data only.
Acronis Backup & Recovery was used in our organization as a way to upgrade a computer to new hardware so we could continue to use a legacy program. We also use Acronis for bare metal backups of systems that would impact our business if they had extended downtime. Since we are a distributed organization over a regional area, on-site support for my 1 man IT department makes Acronis a good solution so backups are in place if we need them in a disaster and I can get right to work restoring our systems.

Acronis Cyber Protect Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Not Rated
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
Not Rated