A Solid Backup Solution Especially for Smaller Locations and Backing Up Physical Servers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 29, 2019

A Solid Backup Solution Especially for Smaller Locations and Backing Up Physical Servers

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Arcserve Backup

We have been using Arcserve Backup for over 20 years to back up our physical servers to tape. During this time, we have seen many changes and features added. It has been a solid, reliable product the entire time. We have used it with a variety of tape devices/types and it has always proven itself to be dependable. The user interface has changed over time and in the very beginning, it took time to get used to setting up jobs, and when needed to learn how to successfully restore files, etc. Once we became very familiar with, it was easy to manage. As things changed and we went into Vmware Virtualization, we chose a different backup option to use for that particular environment. Arcserve remains our backup solution for all our physical servers at our smaller sites that we did not virtualize, due to cost and need.
  • 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.
  • Arcserve Backup is relatively low cost in comparison to some other products. It is full-featured and continues to receive additional updates and added features. This makes it an ideal backup solution for smaller sites and the reliability to restore from backups is excellent.
We use Veeam Backup and Replication at our larger sites where Vmware Virtualization is being used and is our product of choice in this venue. When it comes to our smaller sites, nothing is more affordable and reliable than Arcserve Backup.
I think that Arcserve Backup is especially well suited for smaller locations, sites that have physical servers, or in locations where cost is a concern. I have not used it with Vmware, as we use Veeam Backup and Replication for that, but I understand that it is fully capable to do a great job with virtual environments. We have also not used it for replication, but know that it performs this task very well.

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