Acronis Backup vs N-able Cove Data Protection comparison

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We performed a comparison between Acronis Backup and N-able Cove Data Protection based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"Acronis Backup is easy to use.""The solution was easy to install and to deploy.""The tool’s licensing and pricing are economical for SMB customers.""The setup is very easy.""It is a very stable solution.""Acronis Backup is valuable if your data is affected by ransomware, you are able to get it back.""Acronis is a flexible solution. It can back up workstations, endpoints, and even your virtual environments and cloud-based environments. So, we can do the backup of the whole gamut of products.""The Acronis panel is user friendly and tracking backups across a number of different devices is great. Acronis provides prompts and reminders to users if certain files are not backed up."

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"It's extremely important that Cove provides cloud-based data protection with backup, disaster recovery, and archiving. That is a necessity for my insurance. As an IT company, my insurance would cost more if my backups were not offsite and off-network.""The ease of use and the console are great.""The most valuable aspect is the added protection of having a cloud-based backup service. It provides redundancy in case of data loss.""Because the package includes cloud storage, we don't need to worry about hosting it inside. That was very important to us. And because the vendor has data centers worldwide, our reps in Europe and other places can get to what they need quickly and easily.""The ability to back up, restore, and do different types of testing for the preventative maintenance has really increased our importance to these clients because they see the value in how fast we can get them back up and running. We're saving them money in that way.""The user interface is the most valuable. It gives us the ability to check everything. With more than 100 endpoints running that software, I like the ability to quickly check that everything is working correctly. That's one of the biggest selling points.""For starters, this is one of few databases that allow us to backup MySQL databases, most others only support Microsoft SQL. This solution also has a very user-friendly interface accessed through a web browser. Additionally, backups can be easily configured through N-able Backup.""What I like the most about it's the ease of use and the reliability that it has when copying information to the cloud."

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"Acronis Backup can improve on the virtualization backups because they are not as good as Veeam Backup.""There are some limitations to the backup.""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.""Acronis Backup isn't scalable at all.""The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth.""There are a lot of products out there that are a little bit stronger than Acronis where AV is concerned.""The solution could improve by providing more database backup features and have better integration with many different types of databases. We cannot implement it in all of our infrastructures.""The reporting can be improved."

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"I have some issues with the agent failing on workstations. I've had to completely uninstall several of them, delete everything, and start over to get them to work.""The only area that needs improvement is that it is a little bit difficult when you get into virtual machines. The initial deployment of Cove is a little tedious, not for standard machines, but when you get into specialty stuff, like Hyper-V.""This solution is not very good for image restores, mainly just files. The solution also does not allow you to enable or disable backups. Sometimes, our users will connect via mobile device and it will use their data to perform the backup. If they were able to enable and disable the backup, they would not have this issue.""For the MSP side, they could have more of a "security user" that can go in and only see certain clients. If you give somebody access as a technician, they can see all the clients.""For small amounts of data, recovery is easy, but when it's large amounts of data, it takes forever. So, if they can have a service where they put our data on a hard drive and ship it to us as fast as possible, it would be great. Even if there's a fee associated with it, it's fine.""A feature I'd like to see would be a more customizable admin console.""One area I don't like has to do with the agent that goes on the system... if a system stays offline for some length of time, say for a week or so, I may have to go back in and reinstall the agent to get it back in business. I don't know what's causing that.""Having the licensing available for partners to be able to take advantage of testing without paying would make a big difference."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a license required for this solution and it can be on a monthly basis."
  • "Its price is quite friendly on the pocket. You need to pay the licensing cost upfront, and then the support charges are on an annual basis."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution and it is inexpensive. However, it is an old license."
  • "We were on a perpetual license for Acronis Backup."
  • "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 price is going to be up to that capacity."
  • "Our licenses come with a one-time yearly subscription fee."
  • "The license is a perpetual license. The cost is an area for improvement."
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  • "I believe that the price is very reasonable in comparison to other options. It is cheaper than both Redstor and Acronis and, since we are now using our own on-premise cloud, there is absolutely no comparison since we have unlimited storage rather than paying per gigabyte used for their onsite storage. We are currently able to backup fifty computers for the same price that we use to backup five computers."
  • "The only option I would like to see is an adjustable scale. Right now we have 250 seats and we're not using all of them. It would be nice to be able to save that little bit of money by being able to buy just what we need."
  • "Cove only takes the data you have on the physical server. I can back that up for long periods of time, and I don't accrue high charges to have the data in the cloud. It stays at one rate. This allows me to forecast payment for the next one or two years and show clients their estimated growth."
  • "The price isn't extreme, but I'd love to pay less."
  • "The pricing is very competitive and it's well worth the price."
  • "The cost is around ten dollars per workstation a month and that includes a certain amount of data."
  • "The pricing, for now, is good. The package that they gave us recently is pretty good. It depends on how many clients you have, and you pay for certain terabytes per license. These terabytes, if not used, are pooled together."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    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:What I like the most about it's the ease of use and the reliability that it has when copying information to the cloud.
    Top Answer:The pricing, for now, is good. The package that they gave us recently is pretty good. It depends on how many clients you have, and you pay for certain terabytes per license. These terabytes, if not… more »
    Top Answer:They have been improving their interface and adding new things to it. Based on what we were using before, what we're using now is very advanced. It's a regular backup and restore solution. Everything… more »
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
    N-able Backup, SolarWinds Backup, SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery, SolarWinds MSP Backup
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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.

    Cove Data Protection (formerly N-able Backup) offers backup, disaster recovery, and archiving for the cloud-first world. Protect servers, workstations and Microsoft 365 with efficient data protection as a service. Cloud storage is included, with 30 data centers worldwide. Secondary local storage is optional, and our efficient architecture lets you keep the same number of restore points in five times less storage. Cove’s unified multitenant management console dramatically reduces administrative time, and we provide recovery flexibility – from a full standby image to fast file-level restore. Save time, use less storage, and keep backups safely out of the reach of ransomware, with Cove.

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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
    Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
    Top Industries
    Non Profit11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Sports Company14%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Real Estate/Law Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business94%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Acronis Backup vs. N-able Cove Data Protection
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. N-able Cove Data Protection and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 36 reviews while N-able Cove Data Protection is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while N-able Cove Data Protection is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "A single solution protecting all platforms, that is highly secure, and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of N-able Cove Data Protection writes "Streamlined the way we handle data protection across all devices and has greatly decreased time spent monitoring and checking the backup". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Azure Backup and Rubrik, whereas N-able Cove Data Protection is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, MSP360 Backup and VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery. See our Acronis Backup vs. N-able Cove Data Protection report.

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