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We performed a comparison between Acronis Backup and Veritas NetBackup 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Acronis Backup vs. Veritas NetBackup Report (Updated: May 2023).
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Q&A Highlights
Question: Veritas NetBackup vs Acronis Backup - do you have a technical comparison?
Answer: I think it's not possible to compare "enterprise backup tools" (NetBackup) with simple "imaging tools" :)
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"The tool’s licensing and pricing are economical for SMB customers.""Acronis Backup is valuable if your data is affected by ransomware, you are able to get it back.""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 best thing about it is that we can back up pretty much everything we want to. We don't have to have multiple solutions. It can back up any physical or virtual server, including servers in Azure. It can back up SharePoint, OneDrive, and G Suite. Everything we need to back up can be backed up, and that's why we like it.""For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup.""The most valuable features of Acronis Backup are instant restore, antivirus, and ransomware protection. Additionally, the documentation is good.""The most valuable feature is the fact that you can archive backups quite easily and minimize the amount of space you're using.""The most valuable features of Acronis Backup are cloning and many other capabilities. For example, you are able to clone the whole operating system and drive. Additionally, the solution is a complete package."

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"We have an issue with the last version on the latest backup of the solution as it is not compatible with Sybase 16.5.""The Dedup and file storage is great.""Best feature is its three-tier backup.""It is pretty stable. We have one dedicated technician that is taking care of all the data protect. Typically, we have an issue once a month, if that. Or once every two months.""Veritas NetBackup is very stable and scales out very well.""The documentation is good.""I am comfortable with using this product.""We believe that everything Veritas NetBackup offers, including backups, snapshots, deduplication, and replication, is valuable."

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"The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth.""Because Acronis Backup is an on-premises solution, there is extra overhead. It's harder to manage, and there's no real remote access. You have to physically log in to the machine to manage it. The reporting feature works fine, and you will be able to send out reports. However, that is where it stops. The deployment could be improved and could be through a network chain. If we need to deploy two machines that are not connected to the internet but connected to two different networks, it would be great to have a machine with dual mix that has access to the backup server and to those machines. It would be like a relay that you can install on the machine with a two-mix, and that machine can then connect to your backup server and to the other machines. You should be able to see the other machines on that network and be able to deploy to it and push jobs to it.""Acronis has some limitations on the cloud side.""Their support process can be quite lengthy...This is an area that needs improvement.""On the cloud side, security could always be better.""The product would be better if they offered more integration capabilities.""We have issues with the SQL databases which are a little shaky.""There are a lot of products out there that are a little bit stronger than Acronis where AV is concerned."

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"The implementation process could be simplified to make it quicker.""The pricing could be improved, and the interface could be more intuitive.""Technical support only gets back to us the following morning.""Veritas NetBackup has some limitations and it would be a benefit if we had better documentation.""Maybe they could add more cloud solutions.""The pricing is a bit of a concern. If could be lower.""The restoration method and the compression ratio need improvement.""We would like the Java console to be updated."

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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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  • "The price is okay."
  • "There is a license required for this solution and it is priced based upon the data used."
  • "Our license is capacity-based."
  • "Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution."
  • "The price of NetBackup is okay. I think it's a little bit expensive but manageable. It has a lot of features, and the backup is better than most applications, so I think the price is competitive."
  • "It is slightly more expensive than Commvault, but it is pretty much the same. It is an enterprise solution, so it scales quite well. It has a lot of features. So, you pay for what you get. It is not cheap, but it is fit for the purpose."
  • "We purchased a perpetual license and perform SMS renewals."
  • "Veritas NetBackup is considerably cheaper than that of Druva, the former being quite affordable."
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    Answers from the Community
    Shashi Ranjan
    Javier_Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewerJavier_Gonzalez
    Real User

    Hi Shashi,

    NetBackup is an enterprise tool and Acronis is for private/small companies (in my opinion).

    If you have a plan for ~150 servers then Acronis is a NO WAY for you (only if you have the time to prepare snapshots for each individual system one by one).



    Syed Abid Hussain - PeerSpot reviewerSyed Abid Hussain
    Real User

    Technically NetBackup is a more reliable and comprehensive product as compare to Acronis.

    NetBackup has integration with all major business products like MS SQL Server, MS Exchange Server, IBM, SAP, HANNA, Share point and Active Directory.

    You can backup and restore full VM in NetBackup as well as BMR too for P2V.

    Acronis has limited features in comparison with Netbackup.

    Netbackup is a vast product. If you need any assistance you may drop a few lines and I will help you out. 

    Joe Quaill - PeerSpot reviewerJoe Quaill
    Real User

    What types of data sets will you be backing up? Also how much data total are we talking about?  Will you be backing up traditional (full/Incremental)?  


    Ahmet Keçeciler - PeerSpot reviewerAhmet Keçeciler
    Real User

    Ok, I'm seeing that no one knows/mentioned what Acronis Cyber Protect is.

    Acronis is not an image tool anymore but it's a complete data security product. It has anti-malware, ransomware protection, immutable storage option, cross hypervisor backup and disaster function, P2V, V2P V2V Universal restore capabilities and very good coverage of enterprise application support.

    If you need help feel free to DM me.

    Bhanu Reddy - PeerSpot reviewerBhanu Reddy
    Real User

    Both are good backup tools. 

    I have a one-to-one comparison. But, if you want to use BMR I suggest you go with Acronis cyber Backup because Acronis is the best solution provider for image backup and recovery for different kinds of environments. 

    Acronis has good support for different kinds of storage and inline data deduplication. Built-in network management for lower bandwidth from clients to the server. Support any-to-any migration and a user-friendly web console.

    Always talk to your solution provider about fulfilling your all requirements. Possibly, conduct PoC before your purchase, check partner support services and the roadmap of the product. 

    Always choose the solution which will serve your requirements for the next 5 years (or more) as per your hardware lifecycle.

    if you need any help on a solution please DM me.

    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:Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right… more »
    Top Answer:Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… 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.

    Veritas NetBackup is an enterprise-grade backup and recovery software solution. NetBackup securely restores and backs up files, raw partitions, and directories on a server known as a media server. A server protected by NetBackup is referred to as a NetBackup client. During the backup process, the NetBackup client sends the data through the network to the NetBackup media server, which chooses the appropriate storage media as the backup point.

    Veritas NetBackup is a trusted enterprise backup solution that integrates with many of today’s popular databases, such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle, Linux, Unix, and Microsoft operating systems. The solution is able to backup data to tape, disc, and public clouds and keeps the popular Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware hypervisors safe and secure.

    Veritas NetBackup Features

    • Cloud optimization: NetBackup offers intuitive multi-cloud intelligence to improve security and reduce costs. Users can experience lower TCO using integrated NetBackup SaaS Data Protection. Easily automate and develop DR to scale using DR rehearsals, single-click recovery, and custom scripts.

    • Automated processes: NetBackup produces a more sustainable, cost-effective cloud environment. Users are able to immediately recover what they want, when they want, where they want by way of a robust, efficient multi-cloud cross-platform recovery.

    • Cyber security: Easily recover important data with the latest intuitive cyber defenses. The solution protects against ransomware and malware with excellent clean, fast recovery. NetBackup’s process of Protect, Detect, and Recover offers some of the most intuitive aggressive cyber protection protocols to keep your organization safe at all times.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Mahdi B., Solution Architect and IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Processing, says, “Veritas integrates well with the cloud, all databases, all operating systems, all hardware, and all software. Veritas also has solid malware and ransomware protection features. From time to time, we face a new kind of attack, and Veritas has always proven to be the best protection solution for some of my customers. Our customers who have faced ransomware attacks were able to recover their data in less than one day without any stress. Veritas is ransomware resilient and because of its implementation, it is not dependent on the operating system to work. Most of the functions of the Veritas software are isolated from the operating system and it's not dependent on the operating systems involved. This is very important. When some of our operating systems are infected by a virus, Veritas still works perfectly and protects our data. This feature is very well implemented in Veritas NetBackup.”

    A PeerSpot user who is a General Manager at a comms service provider relates, “Veritas enterprise has many agents who perform the backup, whether it is a consistent backup or recorded backup. The solution has everything from the snapshot to the multiple database agents.”

    Mir-Ali, Infrastructure Manager - Oracle SCM at a financial services firm, shares, “It covers all kinds of different architectures. Plus, it's very user-friendly and it is very reliable. Reliability is the most important thing because once the backup is done, if it is successful, then we're sure that it was successful and we will be able to restore it.”

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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
    Non Profit11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business61%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Acronis Backup vs. Veritas NetBackup
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 36 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 33 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 8.2. 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 Veritas NetBackup writes "A stable and versatile product that is compatible with many platforms". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Azure Backup and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup, Veritas Backup Exec and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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