Acronis Backup Competitors and Alternatives

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Ben Grant
Lead Computer Technician
Real User
Top 5
Mar 18, 2020
Doesn't show you the last successfully backup. We can back up our servers without having to install a client.

What is our primary use case?

We use it to back up ESXi clients, so mainly Linux based or Unix based servers on our ESXi host. We use the solution to back up our virtual environments (VMware). It has been good for our organization so far.

Pros and Cons

  • "It makes it possible for us to back up our Unix machines without installing a host, client, or any client software. It gives us some peace of mind in regards to those servers getting backed up."
  • "Vembu will tell you the next scheduled backup, but it doesn't show you the last successful backup. I would have them include a column under "List of Backup Jobs" and have two other columns which say, "Last Successful Backup" and "Next Scheduled Backup", because you don't know now if it's backed up successfully. It just says, "The next scheduled time is this." You don't know from looking at that pane of glass when the last time it actually happened without digging further into reports."

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product to choose if you are in the same situation as we are in. It does do compression and that works fine. We don't use Hyper-V. I would give it a five out of 10, because I think that it could use some polishing on the interface for the client.
reviewer1296030
User at a mining and metals company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Mar 5, 2020
Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space

What is our primary use case?

We backup Hyper-V VMs from two hosts with Altaro VM backup. It could not be any easier to back up a VM server than it is with Altaro VM Backup. It is pretty much set it and forget it. We do, of course, monitor our backups, and Altaro makes this very easy as well by using the monitoring software on our office computer. It connects to the software installed on the VM host, lets us know what is going on, and whether there have been any problems with backups or storage, etc. This is a very awesome backup software! Period!

Pros and Cons

  • "The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency."
  • "To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time."

What other advice do I have?

If you have VMs to backup, Altaro is the BEST solution for us and many others alike. I would suggest that you do your homework because everybody's needs are different, and make sure that you test Altaro. You may not need to waste any more time on anything else because it just works!
Nivendran NAir
Senior Systems Engineer - Team Lead at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
May 24, 2020
Naturally avoids network changes when replicating

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for clients that are offsite and have Veeam installed and need to move their backups to a secondary location, which is our data center. We use Cloud Connect for that and we are partners of Veeam.

Pros and Cons

  • "Replication without network changes."
  • "Doesn't back-up from KVM."

What other advice do I have?

I like this solution and recommend it to clients. From a data center point of view, I also do consultation as well as being the principal engineer for the data center from VMware and Veeam standpoint and I've always recommended Veeam for our clients. Right now I've got a very good opinion of the product but it remains to be seen what happens down the line. For now, I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
JoseDa Silva
Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
Top 5
Nov 12, 2020
User-friendly and easy to integrate

Pros and Cons

  • "I can't think of any improvements yet for Veeam because they are very good. It integrates very well with Microsoft applications. It is very easy to integrate. Micro Focus can also integrate but it's more complex. You have to know the product very well to be able to integrate. While Veeam, it's very user-friendly. You don't need to have certifications or anything to work on Veeam."
  • "I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups or snapshots. That's a nice functionality that Veeam doesn't have."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Veeam Backup Replication a ten out of ten. In the next release, I would like for them to have block-based backups as well. But I don't know if they will do that because they've got all the functionalities to restore a system and it's working. If they would put it in, that would be fantastic, it will maybe even improve the performance when backing up. I would rate Acronis an eight out of ten. They're missing a lot and are still not very user-friendly.
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Membro at IT-Group
Reseller
Dec 22, 2020
Cost-effective, provides a simple to use and well-structured interface

What is our primary use case?

We are using Nakivo internally for backup/replication and cloud backup of our little datacenter, in a server farm. Our customers use Nakivo Backup & Replication on a daily basis for backup and recovery of VMs and files. These environments are heterogeneous, as we have many Linux VMs, Windows VMs, and dedicated virtual appliances. This is no issue with the backup and recovery of entire VMs or single files, granularly. We also appreciate the easy-to-use web interface, and our customers are completely independent in the management of Nakivo.

Pros and Cons

  • "We really appreciate the simplicity of the solution."
  • "What must be improved is the response time to technical support requests."
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