Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.
It's very stable.
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.
It's the leader in backup and archiving.
It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.
In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync.
Global deduplication and the indexing of the data object are the most valuable features. It saves costs on the product side by doing compression and deduplication. It will help you and make your life easy to reach the data that you need within the minimum downtime when it's required.
It's an enterprise product. It's a stable product. We have good support. Almost all databases are in the scope.
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.
This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.
The beauty of the solution is that you can rely on it. It offers a quick recovery time when it's backing up items. The way it recovers data is excellent.
This solution has a very good technical support department that is very responsive.
Veritas is simple and easy to deploy. In terms of the presentation and UI, they do their job well.
I have not seen another backup solution as scalable as this one.
The solution is very scalable. Whenever we grew, it was just a matter of adding new licenses, so it's easy to grow.
The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.
The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect.
I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.
The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.
This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.
Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.
Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.
We previously had difficulty with the support being foreign.
The setup is not that straightforward or easy. Even the documentation is not generic or public like other products. You have to be a partner or you have to have a specific account and download it from the vendor themselves.
You need quite a lot of human resources to maintain a Commvault environment, to keep it operational. Also, it would be nice to if there were an easier way set up some Commvault components.
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.
The price of this solution is very high.
The licensing packet is confusing. If Veritas could do a better job of clarifying it, that would be helpful.
Expanding is difficult because if I want to add, for example, a terabyte of data, then I have to buy a disk shelf and it will cost me a lot.
Maybe they could improve reporting capabilities and predictions.
The user interface needs to be improved.
In terms of improvements, I think the pricing model could be improved. They charge you by port, for every port that you have even if you're not using all of them.
I would like to be able to create a restore task that can be scheduled so that the same restore action will be performed automatically.
Better integration with non-Microsoft products would be an improvement.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The price could perhaps be lower as well.
In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.
Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.
Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis.
I like the pricing, and that it is easy to use and has performed well.
There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.
The price of this solution is a bit high.
It's a good price for the product.
We are satisfied with the price of this solution.
Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price.
I would like to see a better licensing model. They changed it and it's just horrendous.
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Also Known As
|Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced||Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec|
Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.
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.
Backup Exec delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. Backup Exec is licensed per media server, agent and option.
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