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Executive Summary
Updated on April 4, 2022

We performed a comparison between Acronis Backup and Veeam Backup & Replication based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Reviewers of both solutions agree that the installation is a straightforward process. A handful of Veeam Backup users note that the cloud setup is a bit complex.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their performance, stability, and scalability. Acronis Backup users say it is easy to use and has superior restoration capabilities. A few Acronis Backup users would like better database support. Veeam Backup users say it is flexible and high-performing. Several Veeam Backup users note that better integration options are necessary.
  • Pricing: Acronis Backup reviewers say that the price of the product is reasonable. In contrast, Veeam Backup reviewers feel that it is an expensive solution.
  • ROI: Users of both solutions report seeing an ROI.
  • Service and Support: All Acronis Backup users and most Veeam Backup users report being satisfied with the level of support they receive.

Comparison Results: Acronis Backup has an edge over Veeam Backup in this comparison. It is easy to deploy, robust, and high-performing. In addition, Acronis Backup has an impressive ROI and is less expensive than Veeam Backup & Replication.

To learn more, read our detailed Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report (Updated: May 2022).
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Pros
"In my opinion, it's the best product for end-users and PCs.""Acronis has a very rich functionality.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it backs up my systems transparently in the background, and I'm not even conscious of it.""The solution is exceptional for desktop backup.""It's a good solution that's very easy to use. Acronis has two valuable features. The first one is creating images, and the other is starting virtual machines in the cloud so the client can work immediately.""The main reasons that our customers like Acronis are that it is very strong and easy to use.""For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup.""The solution was easy to install and to deploy."

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"I have found the backup call feature very good.""No problems with stability.""It is a global major solution for quite a lot of people.""The integration with some storage systems like HP or Nutanix and great support are the most valuable features. You get productivity support. You get a response within one hour, even in the evening or night. The functionality of the whole software is good.""It's very easy to work with and it's very reliable.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""A quick-working solution that is very user friendly.""The most valuable feature is adaptability, where it automatically adapts to the environment that it's being installed on."

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Cons
"There are some limitations to the backup.""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.""It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres.""The biggest problem that we have is when the antivirus is installed, the whole machine runs very slowly and some of the machines hang.""Acronis Backup isn't scalable at all.""It could back up more things. I don't think it can back up Box and some of the other third-party ones. Not that we use them that much, but the more they can do, the better it would be. There could also be better integrations with RMM tools.""The product would be better if they offered more integration capabilities.""For smaller companies it's a little more challenging to maintain."

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"The replication process is very slow. It takes too long to replicate a virtual machine.""There needs to be more integration with VMware and the virtual machine.""I have found that the reporting could improve in its structure.""The initial setup is complex.""Technical support can be improved.""Veeam doesn't have the reporting part quite right. Its data visualization isn't as slick as other solutions like Veritas. For example, in Veritas, you can see a calendar that shows you which days are backed up. Veeam lacks features like that.""When you want to restore files, you first need to restore the machine, and then you have to mount it, and then restore the files.""Veeam Backup Replication is a bit difficult to use. If you have used other solutions such as Commvault, you will find it is much easier to use. Veeam Backup Replication does backups in a different way that is not as simple as other solutions. Doing backups of SQL Servers is much easier in Commvault. However, the difficulty could be the lack of experience I have had with Veeam Backup Replication."

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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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  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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    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:The solution is stable and reliable.
    Top Answer:We have a one-year license for the product, however, I can't speak to the exact cost.
    Top Answer:Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer:Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
    Top Answer:Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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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/

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

    https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html
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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
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
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    Non Profit13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government7%
    Comms Service Provider6%
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    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise25%
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    Midsize Enterprise21%
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    Small Business46%
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    Small Business26%
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    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
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    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 33 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Veeam Backup & Replication 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 Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Veritas NetBackup and Azure Backup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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