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We performed a comparison between BackupAssist and Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"I get my reports. It is generally very reliable. Unless there is a major change, it doesn't stop backing up. I've got my server room set up with everything connected to the same power, and I never have power issues or failures of backups because a sub-site has gone off.""The most valuable features of BackupAssist are ease of use, configure is simple, and more importantly, ease of recovery. If you needed to do a complete system recovery or another recovery it is straightforward."

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"It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent."

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Cons
"Many solutions become stagnant over time. However, BackupAssist has been consistent in updates but they must continue to innovate and improve to avoid stagnation.""Many solutions become stagnant over time. However, BackupAssist has been consistent in updates but they must continue to innovate and improve to avoid stagnation.""It stopped doing my backups after I did the last update on it."

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"Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single local backup drive. As of now, you can't."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost of the solution is reasonable and there are add-on options that can be purchased. I have used other solutions that are a lot more expensive that are not as good. The ability to get support is very simple and very reasonable from a cost standpoint."
  • "It's on a yearly basis, but I'm not the one who does the licensing on that. I don't have any figures, but it's on a yearly basis, and I believe it's reasonable."
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  • "Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I get my reports. It is generally very reliable. Unless there is a major change, it doesn't stop backing up. I've got my server room set up with everything connected to the same power, and I never… more »
    Top Answer:It's on a yearly basis, but I'm not the one who does the licensing on that. I don't have any figures, but it's on a yearly basis, and I believe it's reasonable.
    Top Answer:The main challenge that I have had with it was no line of support, but I've anyway taken away the Linux machine that I was using. So, I don't need that anymore. I'm migrating my Exchange to the cloud… more »
    Top Answer:It is an excellent product. It is easy to deploy, stable, and fast. Their support is excellent.
    Top Answer:Its yearly maintenance fee is fairly high for me to renew for upgrades and support.
    Top Answer:The yearly maintenance fee can be improved. It is high. Basically, how it works is that you have a single local drive, and then you have a cloud backup. It'd be nice if you could rotate the single… more »
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    Altaro VM Backup
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    Overview
    BackupAssist is a backup app for physical and virtual Windows servers. It supports on-site and cloud backup, and allows users to restore anything from a few files to an entire server.

    Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is a powerful, reliable and easy-to-use backup and replication solution for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines (VMs) and physical Windows servers, to protect against enterprise data loss. The award-winning solution provides robust, streamlined and enterprise-level functionality.

    Reduce downtime and data loss: Thanks to Continous Data Protection (CDP) and WAN-optimized replication, your backup files are available in just minutes in the event of a data loss scenario and you can continue working as usual. The solution’s unique Augmented Inline Deduplication also gives you massive savings on your backup storage and dramatically reduces costs.

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    Sample Customers
    Monash University, NASA, NYU, Pfizer, RAF Association, Rockwell Colins, University of Arizona, US Department of State, Volvo
    Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Retailer5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government18%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise44%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    BackupAssist is ranked 29th in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is ranked 34th in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review. BackupAssist is rated 9.6, while Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of BackupAssist writes "Provides ransomware protection, does good reporting, and is close to perfect for our use case". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup writes "Excellent support, easy to deploy, stable, and fast". BackupAssist is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Zerto, Veritas Backup Exec and Veeam Agent for Linux, whereas Hornetsecurity Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Veeam Agent for Linux, Acronis Backup and Datto Cloud Continuity.

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