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Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Altaro VM Backup and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is its consistency.""It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface.""This is a full software so deployment time is very quick.""The web-based interface makes it easy to use.""One of the features I have found most valuable is the restore point - it gives us what we need at the time we need it. The important thing is that the backup for Acronis doesn't depend as much on the device.""The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware.""It's always stable. It's very good, useful, and user-friendly.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it backs up my systems transparently in the background, and I'm not even conscious of it."

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"The initial setup was simple and easy. Anyone without prior experience can install, configure, and use it.""The intuitive interface allows you to set up and perform backups and restores easily.""Reverse Delta is Altaro proprietary backup deduplication technology. With Reverse Delta, the latest version of a file is always made available in its entirety, not as a delta file.""This solution is stable.""The ease of use of the solution is its most valuable feature. The interface is also excellent.""The product has many valuable features for handling backup needs, including replication, live migration, and incremental disaster recovery.""All of the features are fantastic and also the management from Microsoft dealing with multiple machines is great. The whole package is excellent for me.""The CDP backup feature is very nice, as it allows you to take backups at high frequencies and with application consistency."

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Cons
"This is not a feature-rich solution.""The whole product structure is confusing. You can actually get to do what you want to do. But Acronis seems to have a singular ability to make things difficult.""No technical support and minimal documentation.""When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear.""For smaller companies it's a little more challenging to maintain.""In the span of six months, maintenance is done at least twice and you are told that it is coming up, with apologies for the inconvenience. It's a distraction, and it interferes with the backup schedule.""I would like to have more hardware space. It would make it better. I would like to have two more terabytes.""When I first started using Acronis, I found it a little bit confusing when it came to the configuration."

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"Availability of physical server backup would be an added advantage.""Migrating the physical through a backup and restore to a virtual environment would be very helpful.""The initial set up was complex, and I was not able to do the set up myself.""The scalability of the solution is limited.""Replication is not fast, the GUI could be more user-friendly, and technical support is lacking in Iran.""If you look into the performance of a virtual machine and you look to the performance of the physical machine, the correlation between these is totally unclear.""To improve Altaro, I would like to see the ability to choose more than one backup location at a time.""The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""The pricing is comparable to the newest solution available on the market, Altaro.""The cost of updates is less than $100 USD yearly.""It is very cost-effective for the SMB segment, especially for start-ups and smaller environments. It is cost-effective for on-premises and on-cloud deployments in such environments.""This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets.""Licensing fees are billed annually and there are no extra charges."

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"​By implementing the solution at multiple locations, significant cost savings were achieved.""Altaro VM Backup is affordably priced. It is a best value for its price and has almost every feature that an expensive, popular product offers.""The pricing is okay,""VMware is a little pricey, but it is a good solution and priced similar to other products.""Altaro had the best prices and ROI in the whole bunch that we evaluated.""The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
Top Answer: It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface.
Top Answer: I'll be completely honest, it's a very annoying product. The whole product structure is confusing. You can actually get to do what you want to do. But Acronis seems to have a singular ability to make… more »
Top Answer: The interface is user-friendly and even if our tech isn't onsite, we can work with the owners to confirm that the data will be restored with no issues.
Top Answer: The price is great for the utility you get and the licensing has never caused any issues with my company.
Top Answer: The application could include a feature to install a set size of data, such as the ability to store a single application with all its registry information for easy transfer. There are a couple of… more »
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Also Known As
Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
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Overview

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.

https://www.acronis.com/en-us/business/backup/

Altaro VM Backup is a high performance VM backup  and replication solution to back up and restore both Hyper-V and VMware-based virtual machines.

Eliminate hassle and headaches with an easy-to-use interface, straightforward setup and reassurance that this solution gets the job done every time.

Altaro VM Backup is intuitive and feature-rich, with outstanding support as part of the package.

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Sample Customers
Kings Academy, Rush Memorial, Pentagon Credit Union, Oxford School District, New York City Probation, Dolmen Insurance, New Bedford Community Health, Gerard Darel, Ready Honda Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Amazon, Harvard University, MIT, Peugeot, Xerox
Top Industries
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Government10%
Non Profit10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Media Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company5%
Construction Company4%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider20%
Government20%
Financial Services Firm10%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company7%
University6%
Company Size
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise30%
REVIEWERS
Small Business69%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise15%
Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Altaro VM Backup and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,495 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Acronis Backup is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Altaro VM Backup is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 7.8, while Altaro VM Backup is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "A stable and scalable backup solution with superior image restoring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Altaro VM Backup writes "Easy to use with a helpful dashboard, good support, and the deduplication feature saves heavily on storage space". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Nakivo, whereas Altaro VM Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Nakivo, Datto Cloud Continuity, Veeam Agent for Linux and Vembu BDR Suite. See our Acronis Backup vs. Altaro VM Backup report.

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