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"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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"It is a good backup tool.""One nice feature with Backup Exec is mainly that disaster can happen to any server and the disk image can be destroyed very easily. It's also easy to fully email the backup image and restore the server.""This solution works well and has good integration with technologies such as VMware and Hyper-V.""The most valuable feature is the ability to back up IBM Power virtual servers.""The dashboard was good. I loved to see the maintenance dashboard every time I logged on. That was my first screen because it always gave me a reminder of how many days before my next renewal.""The most valuable feature is the user-friendly interface.""The interface, dashboard, and pricing are all perfect.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions."

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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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"I would like to see this solution improve on faster restoration. Currently, it takes a long time to restore my data.""Veritas Backup Exec should be more user-friendly. The costs should also be much lower and it should be easier to go through the disaster recovery process.""This solution does not support image-level backup of a physical server.""Compared to other vendors, there are features that you will find not included in Veritas.""The cost is quite high. Along with the general costs, the supposed agents that you have to buy for the various options that you want to use ends up driving the costs higher as well.""There are some issues with the Backup Exec Library and the random picking of tapes.""Better integration with non-Microsoft products would be an improvement.""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."

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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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"Veritas licensing is somewhat expensive. They have to decrease the price.""We are satisfied with the price of this solution.""It's a good price for the product.""The price of this solution is a bit high.""There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""Its price is reasonable.""This product is priced for smaller customers."

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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: - For Veritas Backup Exec: Licenses are per client that you want to backup and depends on if it's only an agent for the system or for an application. - For VMware, the license is per VMware host.-
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Also Known As
Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 AdvancedBackup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec
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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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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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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 Beta Offshore
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%
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Manufacturing Company16%
Financial Services Firm16%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Retailer11%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government9%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise43%
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Acronis Backup is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery Software with 22 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 7.8, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 8.4. 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 Veritas Backup Exec writes "Excellent backup capabilities with good technical support and a fairly easy initial setup". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Arcserve UDP, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Veritas System Recovery, Commvault and Arcserve UDP. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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