Acronis Backup Review

Enables restore of backup to machine with different hardware

What is most valuable?

What needs improvement?

The software requires a number of network ports to be open between the management machine and the clients and backup devices. It would be good to eliminate the SMB port requirement between the management machine and the backup device.

It would also be helpful to reduce the number of required ports between the clients and the management machine to just one incoming and/or outgoing port.

Bare metal recovery of a machine from backup requires hard drive drivers to be manually loaded. It would be helpful if the various hard drive drivers were included in the recovery boot media.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?


What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched to Acronis Backup because it allows us to easily manage and monitor our backups.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. The management interface is intuitive.

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What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are cheaper backup solutions around, but they are not as straightforward to set up and to use and lack some of the features of this product. By researching pricing for the same product on Google, we were able to negotiate a good deal.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other products and Acronis Backup Standard best met our needs, subject to our budget constraints.

What other advice do I have?

This is a great product. When evaluating different products it is important to test the recovery from backup. Acronis provided better recovery from backup options than some other products that we evaluated.

**Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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