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"The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware.""The solution is exceptional for desktop backup.""For local backups, it has options to back up almost any storage. The back can be either a shared folder or anything you want, it's pretty flexible.""The interface is easy to use. They keep on adding new features. Acronis recently added multi-platform support.""The performance has been fine so far.""It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface.""The administration is pretty flexible in terms of defining a multi-tenant type of setup.""In my opinion, it's the best product for end-users and PCs."

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"There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature.""The most valuable feature is the duplication.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature."

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"I would like to have more hardware space. It would make it better. I would like to have two more terabytes.""It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres.""The backing up of virtual machines in VMware and Nutanix needs better integration and the performance of the solution needs improvement.""It would be better if they made it easier to obtain images for laptops and desktops. It isn't easy right now to have many different types of desktop computers. This is because Microsoft is changing a lot of things in Windows 10.""The biggest problem that we have is when the antivirus is installed, the whole machine runs very slowly and some of the machines hang.""When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear.""We have issues with the SQL databases which are a little shaky.""We have sometimes issues with the child copies and other similar functions, but it's normal with any backup solution. We need to fix those issues first in order for us to be able to do the backup properly."

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"The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""Based on my experience, whenever we need support, there are difficulties with communication when trying to resolve the issue.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is comparable to the newest solution available on the market, Altaro."
  • "The cost of updates is less than $100 USD yearly."
  • "It is very cost-effective for the SMB segment, especially for start-ups and smaller environments. It is cost-effective for on-premises and on-cloud deployments in such environments."
  • "This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets."
  • "Licensing fees are billed annually and there are no extra charges."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive and could be reduced a little."
  • "You pay for what you use in the cloud. If you don't start the virtual machine in the cloud, you only pay for the information stored there. But when you start the virtual machine, another pricing model is activated."
  • "We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers."
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  • "The price of this product is high and it should be lower."
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
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    Answers from the Community
    Juan Tarapuez
    author avatarBret Mantey

    I agree with @Syed Abid Hussain

    Arcserve is a true DR / Ransomware enabled solution for all businesses and when compared apples to apples to other solutions, very affordable.  It is available in cloud, hybrid cloud and appliance, your choice.  Use the cloud solution and keep what you have if you like, or replace it all with ARCSERVE.

    Is it good? I think it is underrated personally. Arcserve just received PC Editors choice, which isn't too shabby.  I've worked with Arcserve for a while and it is a "SET AND FORGET" solution when configured properly. I also know many who use it who only have issues due to misconfiguring the software. Never place it directly on your domain is a starter suggestion.

    Arcserve gives you:

    • Global deduplication

    • Direct-to-cloud backup

    • WAN-optimized replication

    • Agentless backup for VMware and Hyper-V

    • Backup of CIFS/NFS

    • Cross-platform Virtual Standby and Recovery

    • P2P, P2V, V2P and V2V migration

      What doesn't Acronis do?

    • It does not have integrated DR and backup appliances, 

    • Not secured from ransomware and malware (Arcserve uses SOPHOS)

    • Limited to no tape support for devices

    • No agentless Nutanix AHV backup and support of Nutanix Objects

    • No support for Solaris / IBM AIX / HP-UX / FreeBSD / IBM System z

    • No SLA/RTO/RPO reports

    • Doe not have continuous availability and CDP

    • No Email archiving

      So it truly depends upon what you are really looking for in a solution. I hope this helps. 

    author avatarSyed Abid Hussain
    Real User

    Acronis is good but with very limited features also expensive.

    Arcserve has more features like Integrated DR, ransomware security, malware detection. different backups support, multiple hardware support. Also, pricing is lower than Acronis.

    if you need just backup service Acronis is good while Arcserve UDP is a full-fledged complete suite for small, medium & large-scale businesses.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Acronis Backup is a versatile backup-as-a-service solution for service providers. It allows you to protect workloads on-premises and in the cloud and provide backup to any storage. The deployment is… more »
    Top Answer: 
    For local backups, it has options to back up almost any storage. The back can be either a shared folder or anything you want, it's pretty flexible.
    Top Answer: 
    The pricing is reasonable. However, it depends on the storage that you use. It would be great to have a package that we can use up to a certain size of the backup, this would allow us to know what the… more »
    Top Answer: 
    One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.
    Top Answer: 
    The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware.
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    The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow. It should also back up Office 365 mailboxes. It would be nice to be able to restore PST files. It might… more »
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
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    Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. With enhanced backup validation and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution on the market today. 

    Available in Standard and Advanced editions, Acronis Backup 12.5 protects data on 21 platforms. With active protection from ransomware, 15-second Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and backups that are two times faster than the closest competitor, it is easiest to-use, fastest, most secure and complete backup solution available today.

     Acronis Backup simplifies the management of data protection and reduces IT manual efforts with innovative features that automate data protection. These features include a zero-installation, unified touch-friendly web-based console to manage backup and recovery of all workloads and data, agentless and agent-based backups; and flexible granular, bare-metal, and dissimilar hardware recovery options.


    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.
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    Sample Customers
    Kings Academy, Rush Memorial, Pentagon Credit Union, Oxford School District, New York City Probation, Dolmen Insurance, New Bedford Community Health, Gerard Darel, Ready Honda
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
    Top Industries
    Non Profit13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Non Tech Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise28%
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    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews while Arcserve UDP is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Arcserve UDP is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "A stable and scalable backup solution with superior image restoring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Backs up pretty much everything that we've got, but needs a more intuitive interface and more integrations". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas Backup Exec, Azure Backup and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Acronis Backup vs. Arcserve UDP report.

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