Acronis Backup Review

It works with different types of partitions or different OSs

What is our primary use case?

I use it to basically backup my laptop and have several copies of it residing in different places. 

It performs awesomely. I have been super thrilled with the results. The GUI is easy to follow.

How has it helped my organization?

I have a backup and can restore. I just restored a backup a month ago. It saved me because it had lots of work/business-related documents that I needed. 

What is most valuable?

  • Ease of use
  • It works with different types of partitions or different OSs. 
  • I have a Mac and a Windows-based computer, and it performs with both equally as well.

What needs improvement?

I would change the GUI a little to make it a bit more interactive. It should have a slightly more updated look, not something which looks like it was designed five years ago despite the fact it is easy to follow and very appealing.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is always good. I have used Acronis for 10 years now, if not more. I have never had a problem with availability, etc.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am a personal user, so scalability is not really relevant.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had the need for support.

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

I was previously using the following:

  • Symantec, like P.q Magic.
  • Ghost, which is another competitor, for partitions and backup.
  • Something with Windows, like a basic backup solution and others.

A colleague of mine recommended Acronis Backup. He said, "You should try Acronis." This was when Acronis was not popular or common. Everybody was using the competitors' solutions. I tried it and it worked. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is super easy and super easy to follow; straightforward. That is the benefit of the ease of use with Acronis solutions. 

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

I like the pricing, and that it is easy to use and has performed well. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have tried other solutions, then I saw Acronis, and it did everything. It was an all-in-one solution for OS, Apple iOS, or Windows. Again, it was easy to follow. 

What other advice do I have?

Try all of the solutions in the market. You will see for yourself that Acronis is the easiest to use and stable. It has never failed on me. 

I have everything I need in the backup or in the partition. 

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: Good support if I ever need it. Therefore I would know that I have someone to contact, especially when considering this is a backup, thus it is crucial for it work properly.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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