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Carter Allen
Real User
Owner at a tech services company
May 21 2017

What is most valuable?

I use two products. I use the backup solution and I use something called Disk Director, which is a related product.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before I had this product, I was doing backups one disk at a time using the tool that comes with Microsoft. I do... more»

What needs improvement?

As far as the functionality goes, I haven't had a single issue with it. Rather, I've had some issues with the... more»

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

Doing what this is capable of doing, the cost of it is in line. I have worked for clients that had big data centers... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, I was doing this manually by making copies of hard drives and setting a copy aside. In some cases, if I... more»

What other advice do I have?

The last job I did, I recommended this solution for a modest-sized building company. Their yearly revenues are about... more»
William Hunter
Real User
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Dec 18 2017

How has it helped my organization?

The advantages to me are I make two backups. I make a backup of the entire server that goes offsite. That's for disaster recovery. And then I make another copy of just two virtual... more»

What needs improvement?

I have used it in the past. Not the same software, but the same company, and had success with it, and it was fairly easy to use. This one is much more complicated, but there are a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used the inherent Windows Server Backup in the operating system. And the reason we switched is, the way it's configured, for me to save to a location that's local, it has to... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say it's not a steep learning curve, but there's a learning curve, learning how you want it set up, because of the amount of options that you're given. It's good that you... more»
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Rionnie Adam
Real User
User at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

It has the ability to backup and move to a different machine if the machine dies. I haven't been able to use this feature yet, but I know it will come in handy. The ability to move... more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the default settings out-of-the-box should already be set up for the novice user. For instance, the warnings that say a hard drive has bad sectors and stops the backup from... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did use Backup Exec. It belonged to Symantec at the time. Now it's Veritas. The reason we switched was because I experienced firsthand what Acronis could do using the Western... more»

What other advice do I have?

Watch out for that “Skip bad sectors” setting if you plan on running this software unattended. Don't hesitate to call Acronis support. They will be ready and willing to help you... more»
Manuel Cortazar
Real User
Systems Manager
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I think just the part that is, we can configure the system. It's backing it up, every computer, as we went. The parameters, and automatically,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

No, just the main point is we got to back up all the information in real time. That's the point.

What needs improvement?

Well, maybe in the installation part, got to do it just a little bit ... Maybe in the installation part, if you can avoid a few things. Maybe... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yeah. Let me tell you this. I've been working at my company for a short time, and before I worked for them, they were using Carbonite. Carbonite... more»

What other advice do I have?

I'd check what the program doing, and I check Acronis do it, and the same point. Nobody referred me to or gave me information about Acronis. I... more»
Macy Ozuna
Real User
Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school
Nov 27 2017

What is most valuable?

My favorite feature is that we use it for backing up our VMware environment and then, we just have a few physical servers. I like that I can configure a single backup so as to backup all the VM servers. I also like that it gives you a place... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I don't worry that the backups aren't running or panic when a storm is coming through; it just reassures us because we've seen what it's doing, what it can do, and that it's doing what we're asking it to do. For example, if somebody deletes a... more»

What needs improvement?

We have been using this solution for almost a year now. I'm not sure about the improvements aspect because it has been a learning experience for me. However, I know that any time I've come across an issue with it, I open a case with support... more»
Reviewer692289
Real User
User with 51-200 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

Backup and recovery are the main things for us. We backup using the incremental feature every two weeks. We use the full backup feature for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is fast and everything is consolidated in one place. It's easier to use than Symantec, our previous solution. It's just easier and everything... more»

What needs improvement?

I can't really think of anything right now, sorry. I feel like I'm missing something.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using Symantec Backup Exec. We switched when we had someone come in and manage all of this for us. It was a solution that they had... more»

What other advice do I have?

I don't have anything crazy and specific to say about it. If you go through testing bookmarks for your version, you wouldn't really have to... more»
Ran Eytan
Real User
Owner
Aug 22 2017

What is most valuable?

I use the backup recovery for work station, for server, and disk director. I also like the fact they provide real support. I have human support, which is very important, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Up to now, it was fantastic. Whenever we had a problem, we just restored the image. Every first of the month I'm doing a full image backup, and every day of the month a... more»

What needs improvement?

Recently there was an event where I thought everything was working OK but, in part, the image wasn't good. It didn't give me a message telling me that the image didn't work... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously I used Ghost from Symantec. I also tried other products at the same time just to make sure I was making the right decision. No question that the Acronis is better than... more»
Presidenf760
Real User
President
Jul 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Central management is the most valuable feature because it's easy to use.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides ease of setting up the backups for different machines, and then it alerts you basically if something is going on. You don't have to... more»

What needs improvement?

Nothing as of now that needs to be improved. I'm sure that there is scope for improvement, but I just haven't had enough use of it.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, I was just using a Windows Backup built-in with the OS. I wanted something that was not tied to the OS directly, so that is why we... more»

What other advice do I have?

Ease of deployment is something that was important, and that's what this solution did offer. If you're looking for a backup solution, you want... more»
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What is Acronis Backup?

Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. With enhanced backup validation and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution on the market today. 

Available in Standard and Advanced editions, Acronis Backup 12.5 protects data on 21 platforms. With active protection from ransomware, 15-second Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and backups that are two times faster than the closest competitor, it is easiest to-use, fastest, most secure and complete backup solution available today.

 Acronis Backup simplifies the management of data protection and reduces IT manual efforts with innovative features that automate data protection. These features include a zero-installation, unified touch-friendly web-based console to manage backup and recovery of all workloads and data, agentless and agent-based backups; and flexible granular, bare-metal, and dissimilar hardware recovery options.

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Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
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