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We performed a comparison between Acronis Backup and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Backup solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Some of the most valuable features are recovery, protection against malware, and software management. I am happy with the dashboards and user interface.""I have not used other backup solutions to compare how well the features work but I have found Acronis Backup to be user-friendly, overall easy to use, and performance is good.""The most valuable feature of Acronis Backup is the data recovery and restoration details.""The solution is exceptional for desktop backup.""The solution has all the features I need and user friendly.""Our customers can backup to local storage and they can back up or replicate to the cloud.""For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup.""The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly."

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"The installation of Veeam Agent is straightforward.""It is easy to deploy.""If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop.""The solution is useful for taking backups for end-user laptops and end-user workstations where data is involved.""Solution provides good security.""The solution is very affordable for small businesses.""Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows's most useful features is the ease of use and user-friendly.""The most valuable features of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows are the backups, ease of use, and report manager."

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Cons
"Acronis Backup isn't scalable at all.""It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres.""Acronis has some limitations on the cloud side.""The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth.""Acronis Backup can improve on the virtualization backups because they are not as good as Veeam Backup.""I have no suggestions for improvements as I have only used the product for a month and have yet to really discover all of its aspects.""The solution could use a single sign-on integration that can default to the admin dashboard. Right now, it's only username and password. If you had had an additional two-factor authentication, this would be beneficial for me.""When you are using enterprise hardware and software that increases over time, there need to be better and more management features. For pure backup software, it is fine, but when it comes to managing a large infrastructure it is lacking."

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"The solution lacks instant recovery.""Interface could possibly be improved.""A feature I would like to see is universal restore. At the moment, restoration can only be smooth on the same hardware. Let's say you have a server and you back it up with Veeam Agent, in case it fails or crashes. If you later buy a new server because the same one isn't available on the market anymore, there's a high chance that Windows will not boot up if you restore from the Veeam backup because the hardware is now different. Acronis has the universal restore feature, so it will work with generic drivers and you can restore Windows in any dissimilar hardware. As far as I know, Veeam doesn't have this feature yet.""The support could be improved a lot, as it is currently non-existent.""There isn't really anything I would like to improve. Maybe the solution could be more secure.""It fulfills our needs in terms of features. In terms of improvements, they can maybe improve its documentation.""The price of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows could improve.""Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows should improve by having more features, easier deployment, and compatibility with Unix boxes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "We have a cloud provider agreement with Veeam. We are also paying for the agent."
  • "We have a license package."
  • "The solution is inexpensive, more so than other products."
  • "We have the Community Edition and I believe we bought a license for 200 instances. Veeam Agent is mainly used for our branch offices. Those only have one or two Hyper-V servers, so it's covered with the Community Edition. Basically, it's free. I remember Veeam 7.0 or 8.0 wasn't free, but the Community Edition is."
  • "We pay for a three-year subscription to use Veeam Agent."
  • "For the licensing of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, the customer can choose to pay monthly or yearly. It's up to the customer."
  • "We are on an annual license to use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. There are not any additional fees to use the solution."
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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:The most valuable features of Acronis Backup are instant restore, antivirus, and ransomware protection. Additionally, the documentation is good.
    Top Answer:If you have windows machine at home and you'd like a backup, you can always download their free edition and plug in an external hard disk, and do a full backup of your laptop.
    Top Answer:Veeam did a major revamp in their licensing schema over the past three years. A lot of changes have happened within a very short timeframe. They almost then seemed irrational at first. However, now… more »
    Top Answer:I can't think of an area where the solution is lacking in features. Overall, it's quite good, and more money is going into R&D already. That said, there are many things they can develop for the Linux… more »
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    7th
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    Rating
    8.2
    10th
    out of 55 in Cloud Backup
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
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    Overview

    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.

    https://www.acronis.com/en-us/business/backup/

    What is Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows?

    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a robust, trusted data protection and recovery solution for both physical and virtual machines. This solution can be used to safeguard all kinds of machines and devices, such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Veeam Agent for Windows can easily be installed on all Windows-based physical servers, workstations, desktops, and virtual machines, and works well in either a standalone or managed mode.

    It is widely understood that all users should back up all stored data on a regularly scheduled basis to protect all important data. In the event of a data disaster, data can easily be restored from the backup using this solution and one would never have to experience a loss of important information. Users can implement Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to perform regularly scheduled backups automatically, or manually, as needed. Users can choose to back up individual folders and files, designate particular computer files, or even the entire computer image. 

    Backups can be saved in several different locations, such as:

    • Cloud Repository (Veeam Cloud Connect)
    • Backup Repository (Veeam Backup Server)
    • Network Shared Folder 
    • Local Computer Drive
    • Removable Storage Device (USB, CD, DVD, etc)
    • Microsoft OneDrive

    Veeam Agent for Windows users are able to:

    • Create a Veeam Recovery Media file on an external hard drive, CD/DVD/BD, internal hard drive, or choose to establish an ISO file using Veeam Recovery Media on disk.
    • Create a comprehensive system image backup and securely back up chosen computer volumes or specific personal folders with files. Users have the option to store backups in a network shared folder on an external hard drive, or use the Veeam backup repository, Veeam Cloud Connect Repository, or Microsoft OneDrive.

    Veeam Data restore offers two options:

    • Volume-level restore: Veeam Agent is able to restore the complete content of the entire volume. The solution retrieves the data blocks pertaining to the designated volumes and copies them to the desired location. A volume can then be restored to a new location or its original location.

    • File-Level Restore: Veeam Agent will use Veeam’s proprietary driver to publish backup content safely to a user's computer file system. Users can then access the content user Veeam’s Virtual Disk Driver (VDK), which is included with the solution. Users can then easily browse and copy the desired files and folders to use as desired.

    Veeam Recovery Media

    Veeam Agent for Windows allows users to create a complete recovery image of their computer using Veeam Recovery Media. This image contains all data necessary to run Microsoft Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) while supplying a viable option to run users’ computer systems.

    Reviews From Real Users:

    We use Veeam Agent for security as well as to ensure we have a backup should the server or discs fatally die. We are a small company with just one building, we want to be sure that should a server be gone we have a backup in the cloud so that we can survive.” - Director at a tech services company 

    “The compatibility of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows with other solutions is good. Its integration with other solutions is also good. I also find the product user-friendly.” - Business Development Manager at a tech services company.

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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
    ContinuitySA, Landmark Information Group
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    Non Profit13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Energy/Utilities Company20%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer7%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government9%
    Healthcare Company4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise21%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Acronis Backup is ranked 7th in Cloud Backup with 31 reviews while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is ranked 10th in Cloud Backup with 16 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is rated 8.4. 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 Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows writes "Flexible and stable with good technical support". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veritas Backup Exec and Arcserve UDP, whereas Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Microsoft DPM, Veritas NetBackup and Quest Rapid Recovery. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows report.

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