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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»
Barry Dutchak
Real User
Director, Information Technology at a newspaper with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The greatest benefit of this software is its reliability. The ability to offload backup snapshots to the SAN helps with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There’s not much a backup software can do to the organization but its features enable us to have an inexpensive data... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to address the confusing recovery dialogue. When you go through the recovery of just a single file within a... more»

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

If you have Exchange, Oracle, SQL, or a supported SAN, then I suggest getting at least an Enterprise edition. It’ll pay... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I’ve used traditional backup software that was based on tape and their move to VM backups still used this model. I... more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest that you have another set of backups than just a deduping appliance that replicates offsite. This ‘second’... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 05 2017

What is most valuable?

Deduplication is the most valuable feature as it reduces the backup time and provides backup of a single copy of data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled Telecom Fiji Ltd to backup the Unix-based OS. Backup Exec 12.0 was only able to backup the Windows platform.

What needs improvement?

GUI needs to be more user-friendly.

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

The software and license are very expensive.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we were using the Veritas Backup Exec 12.0. We changed to this solution because we needed a backup solution... more»

What other advice do I have?

This product is very robust. Be prepared for the cost.
Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior Support Consultant
Jul 16 2017

What is most valuable?

VM backup and the item level recovery are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

They are fast to restore in an emergency.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to be able to recover the items to their original location.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we were using the Veritas Backup Exec. However, we haven't used it since 2012.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have enough disk space, especially if you use replication. Also, as the two have managed to butt heads on occasion, causing VMs to... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
System Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 23 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus Data Protector?

How has it helped my organization?: It provides us with reliable backups and restores. • What is most valuable?: The reliability of HP Data Protector is the most valuable feature for us. • What needs improvement?: The graphical interface needs to be improved. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: No issues encountered. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: No issues encountered. • How is customer service and technical support?: Customer Service: It's great. Technical Support: It's great. • Which solutions did we use previously?: We used Arcserve 2000, and switched because Data Protector is more reliable and the licensing options are better. • How was the initial setup?: It was mostly straightforward....

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