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Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"Acronis is a flexible solution. It can back up workstations, endpoints, and even your virtual environments and cloud-based environments. So, we can do the backup of the whole gamut of products.""The solution is exceptional for desktop backup.""It has simple buying options and deployments. You can buy on-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid solutions. Acronis Backup is very easy to deploy. It also does not consume much hardware. The administrator's tasks are very simple. It is very user friendly, and it also has good security features with low-level encryption and data encryption.""Our customers can backup to local storage and they can back up or replicate to the cloud.""The image backup and image restore features have been very beneficial to us.""It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface.""The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly.""The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware."

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"I have found the overall features of the solution very good and there is the option to backup to the cloud.""This solution is not complex and you do not have to be too technical to use it.""The product makes it easy to restore data.""Veritas Backup Exec is fully compatible with different tape libraries.""The interface for this solution is excellent, and it is easy to restore files compared to other solutions.""The solution is very fast. It does not take a long time to backup everything.""The solution is stable.""Compression is the most valuable feature."

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Cons
"We have issues with the SQL databases which are a little shaky.""It would be better if they made it easier to obtain images for laptops and desktops. It isn't easy right now to have many different types of desktop computers. This is because Microsoft is changing a lot of things in Windows 10.""The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth.""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.""They've got an agent to back up Microsoft SQL, to our Office 365, but there is not an agent to back up my SQL databases.""I would like to have more hardware space. It would make it better. I would like to have two more terabytes.""When you are using enterprise hardware and software that increases over time, there need to be better and more management features. For pure backup software, it is fine, but when it comes to managing a large infrastructure it is lacking.""We have sometimes issues with the child copies and other similar functions, but it's normal with any backup solution. We need to fix those issues first in order for us to be able to do the backup properly."

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"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.""Its scalability should be improved.""In the future, their console should not be complicated.""There is no training provided, and their technicians are unaware of the features available.""The EDR should be looked at, as the operating system is too weak.""If you keep it for too long and the catalog gets really big, the application tends to move slowly.""The price of this solution is very high.""The pricing is an area of improvement and the mode of marketing it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Licensing fees are billed annually and there are no extra charges.""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.""There is a license required for this solution and it can be on a monthly basis.""We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers.""There is a license required to use this solution and it is inexpensive. However, it is an old license.""The pricing is comparable to the newest solution available on the market, Altaro.""The pricing is reasonable. However, it depends on the storage that you use. It would be great to have a package that we can use up to a certain size of the backup, this would allow us to know what the price is going to be up to that capacity.""We were on a perpetual license for Acronis Backup."

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"There is an evaluation license available to test this solution.""It has a good price-value ratio. Its price-value ratio is better than Veeam.""Its price is reasonable.""Licensing depends on the part of the backup you're using. If you have SQL backup, then you must have a SQL license. If you have normal data backup, you would require a license for that.""It is a mid-range solution on the pricing scale.""The solution could be more cost-effective.""It is not an expensive product.""This product is priced for smaller customers."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Acronis Backup is a versatile backup-as-a-service solution for service providers. It allows you to protect workloads on-premises and in the cloud and provide backup to any storage. The deployment is… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly.
Top Answer: Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
Top Answer: Although both platforms have advantages and disadvantages, I rather choose Netbackup, because it can provide a complete backup-to-disk solution, with their own appliance.  There are always… more »
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Also Known As
Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Backup 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
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Top Industries
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Non Profit14%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Manufacturing Company15%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company25%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Veritas Backup Exec and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 23 reviews while Veritas Backup Exec is ranked 16th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Veritas Backup Exec is rated 7.6. 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 NetBackup and N-able Backup, whereas Veritas Backup Exec is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault, Veritas System Recovery and Veritas SaaS Backup. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veritas Backup Exec report.

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