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Veritas NetBackup vs Acronis Backup - do you have a technical comparison?

User at Zirca Digital Solutions Pvt


I'm preparing a technical comparison between Veritas NetBackup BMR and Acronis Backup for our Leadership team. Specifically, I need an in-detail & point-wise description of the Acronis Backup solution.

My setup: ~150 systems.

Thank you in advance!

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611 Answers

Javier_Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real 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 reviewer
Top 5Real 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 reviewer
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 reviewer
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.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Ahmet Keçeciler just to clarify for the participants of this discussion: 

Are you saying that Acronis Backup is now Acronis Cyber Protect or they are two separate products? Unfortunately, it wasn't clear from your answer.

Ahmet Keçeciler - PeerSpot reviewerAhmet Keçeciler
Real User

@Evgeny Belenky It's just Acronis Cyper Protect . It has many packages, modules and tools for subscription.

Ahmet Keçeciler - PeerSpot reviewerAhmet Keçeciler
Real User

@Evgeny Belenky You can see the details from this document.

Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewerEvgeny Belenky
Community Manager

@Ahmet Keçeciler 
Thanks for the extra details!
Are you an Acronis reseller?

Ahmet Keçeciler - PeerSpot reviewerAhmet Keçeciler
Real User

@Evgeny Belenky I am working in Integration Company so i am reseller of all of these products like Acronis Veritas DellEmc Rubrik. Also i am certified engineer of all of these products. Technically i can sell and install all of them because of that i am really understand technical differences of these products.

Bhanu Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real 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.

Javier_Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

I think it's not possible to compare "enterprise backup tools" (NetBackup) with simple "imaging tools" :)

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