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Pros
"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.""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 performance has been fine so far.""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.""For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup.""This is a full software so deployment time is very quick.""It has simple buying options and deployments. You can buy on-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid solutions. Acronis Backup is very easy to deploy. It also does not consume much hardware. The administrator's tasks are very simple. It is very user friendly, and it also has good security features with low-level encryption and data encryption.""The solution is exceptional for desktop backup."

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"This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.""Good open file option feature, SQL agent, and EM agent.""This is a very flexible product, which allows you to back up not only the physical environment but also the cloud environment.""Its reliability and the fact that we have all the skills that we need for Veritas Backup Exec are the most valuable.""The solution is stable.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""The flexibility is very good."

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Cons
"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.""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.""Acronis has some limitations on the cloud side.""When I first started using Acronis, I found it a little bit confusing when it came to the configuration.""When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear.""The product would be better if they offered more integration capabilities.""The problems that we face are often related to the customer's network, although sometimes there are problems with the software, such as an error in the configuration.""In the span of six months, maintenance is done at least twice and you are told that it is coming up, with apologies for the inconvenience. It's a distraction, and it interferes with the backup schedule."

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"There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available.""The backup is not robust enough when you have a lot of technology.""Its scalability should be improved.""It is currently missing the dynamic backup feature for virtual machines, which is available in NetWorker. I can create politics in NetWorker to add virtual machines with specific tags, but I cannot do this in Backup Exec, which is a minus point for me. Currently, a user has to send a request to the Backup administrator to add a machine to the backup, but I should be able to create rules to automatically add a new machine to the backup. This kind of functionality is very important in current times, especially when we are using cloud solutions. I should be able to create more than one stream in a policy and specify how many streams I want to run in parallel in one policy. Currently, I have to manually create more policies to backup more than one virtual machine at the same time. Their support can also be improved in terms of response time.""I have experienced some errors, such as failures, but there have not been very many.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""I would like to improve their ability to back up the cloud environment. Additionally, it would be nice to have simpler UI.""Doesn't include disaster recovery."

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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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  • "It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
  • "This product is priced for smaller customers."
  • "There is an evaluation license available to test this solution."
  • "It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam."
  • "The pricing can be improved."
  • "Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
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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: 
    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: 
    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: 
    Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
    Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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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.

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    Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.

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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
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    Top Industries
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    Non Profit13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government10%
    Retailer10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise42%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.8. 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 Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup and N-able Backup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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