Compare Acronis Backup vs. Vembu BDR Suite

Acronis Backup is ranked 5th in Cloud Backup with 11 reviews while Vembu BDR Suite is ranked 3rd in Cloud Backup with 20 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Vembu BDR Suite is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "Allows me to make server-level backups for DR and virtual server backups for file-level restores". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vembu BDR Suite writes "Dashboard is very easy to use; the solution does incrementals daily with no effect on server performance". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec and Commvault, whereas Vembu BDR Suite is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup and Nakivo. See our Acronis Backup vs. Vembu BDR Suite report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is its consistency.The ability to clone backups.​I have everything I need in the backup or in the partition. ​It works with different types of partitions or different OSs.Stability is always good. I have used Acronis for 10 years now, if not more. I have never had a problem with availability, etc.It is a very fast and reliable backup, which requires less management and restores quickly.​The user interface (UI) is easy to use.It is fast and easy for an image-based backup across all platforms.

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I am very pleased with the compression, especially with some of the larger SQL databases that need backup. The amount of compression is impressive.The initial setup is easy and very nice.The network solution is the most important feature, because we have our own backup server and are doing file backups for our customers.The most important features are the backup and the availability of the Universal Explorer. The in-transit compression is great.The agentless backups are the big selling point on this, as well as being able to send out across sites so that I can do a restore at either of our two locations.We are now using it 24/7 because it is serving as an online backup, and very soon, the DR will activated on the product.We invest in the backup so the continuity of the data is not affected.I can choose a point in time and issue the command to back up and I don't need to go in and restore the last full backup and then apply iteratively, sequentially, all the incrementals... I can pick a point in time and tell it I want to go to that state and it's transparent to me. It happens in the background for me.

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Cons
This is not a feature-rich solution.I would like to see better centralized management, because I use it across multiple clients. To have a console that centrally manages them would be nice.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.​​It would be nice if it could support more types of storage: EMC, HPE, Veeam, etc.If there was a wizard that would lead you down a road, when creating a backup, that would probably be better than having to go online or call somebody to actually do a backup. It's not intuitive...I can't select a network location. I have to map a drive on the server, and then I have to select the mapped drive in order for it to put the backup out there.It would be nice to have it on the cloud platform without using third-party equipment.

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The reporting can use some improvement. I still use the old StoreGrid Cloud while I'm migrating the rest of my clients over. I am able to export all of my clients' usage for the month, which I then import into my billing program. It helps me speed up the billing process. Also, I can generate a report that gives me statuses of everyone's backup, which I don't get from Vembu Backup Online either. I would like to have something similar where I can export everyone's usage at any time for all their backups, so I can use that to import them to my billing program.We have not been able to move our backups from one drive to another one. We can only create a storage pool. However, if we want to change a drive, it is not possible to delete one drive as long there is data on it. For this, we have to call the support. While they can solve this, it is not out-of-the-box.The deduplication could be better. It doesn't give the level of deduplication that I would get with a product that's stored in a more standard file format. I would prefer to be able to use a non-deduplicated store on a third-party deduplicated medium.The only place where I would really want to see improvement, out the gate, is more granular scheduling... If I want to do an offset or to only do two backups on Friday and Saturday - versus whole hourly incrementals during the week - I don't have that granularity right now.We are still exploring its features, but we want to see more features that we desire over time.In the beginning, when we had some hiccups, I would chalk that up more to a learning curve for the product.One thing we have noticed is that we get various error messages in the Vembu console, but sometimes we, as the user, cannot remove those error messages. I have to chat with support and they have to log in to remove them.We had a lot of problems getting it configured in the first place. They also wanted us to allow them remote access to our machines without us watching what they're doing, which is a huge security risk for us. We said we couldn't do that, and they said they don't offer any phone support whatsoever.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.​I like the pricing​, and that it is easy to use and has performed well. ​When it comes to elements like cost, I think it is the only backup solution which has perpetual licenses, whereby you buy the license once and for all.

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The pricing is reasonable. I am okay with it.The return of investment was very fast, within half a year.The best thing about the product is the license management. It is a true managed service provider solution. It has a good price. The licensing is quite flexible, which is one of the most important things for us.The high availability is too expensive for our customers.The pricing and licensing structure are spot on. I don't think there's anything out there in the market that does either the licensing structure or the pricing structure better.The subscription model that we're signed up for is very good. The only thing that is something of a sticking point is the fact that you can't do PO-based licensing. It's all just credit card.The pricing could have been cheaper.It helps us deliver an enterprise-level data protection solution and reduce budgets at a price that - and we don't want to encourage them to change their pricing - is a great value.

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out of 42 in Cloud Backup
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8.0
3rd
out of 42 in Cloud Backup
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3,836
Comparisons
1,594
Reviews
19
Average Words per Review
1,105
Avg. Rating
8.3
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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.

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Vembu BDR Suite is one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses. Vembu can backup VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and they can back that up on-site, off-site, or even to the cloud – not to mention that most of this are done within a single UI. 

Vembu offers a wide variety of products such as a monitoring solution to centralize the monitoring of all of your backups as well as some which are absolutely free such as Desktop/Laptop Image Backup and the Vembu Universal Explorer for discovering application items within Microsoft apps. It is important to note that Vembu BDR Suite is offered as a single edition software for all businesses, unlike other backup vendors who provide editions with limitations based on the type of businesses. 

Vembu has come up with its own free edition of Vembu BDR Suite by which users can backup unlimited VMs with minimal feature restrictions. 

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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 On-Ramp Indiana, DH International, Merrimac Solutions, Qsource Networks, TMI, help4IT, Tech North Solutions Inc. Learn more here.
Top Industries
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Government14%
Non Profit14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Pharma/Biotech Company9%
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Software R&D Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Non Tech Company17%
Comms Service Provider8%
Marketing Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Software R&D Company49%
Retailer9%
Manufacturing Company7%
Comms Service Provider4%
Company Size
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business80%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise8%
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