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Which backup software to implement, ACRONIS or Symantec Backup Exec

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Which backup software to implement, ACRONIS or Symantec Backup Exec

adriaanj
I have been tasked to evaluate ACRONIS and Symantec Backup Exec. I have been trialing ACRONIS and I am impressed with user friendlyness of it. I have been instructed to look at other backup software as well and have chosen Symantec Backup Exec based on reviews i have read.
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    on what the purpose and items you are backing up.

    For example backup Exec can stream backup to an Exchange Server in real time (via an agent), Acronis can't.

    Acronis can capture full system images, Backup Exec can't (easily).

    You need to look at that you are backing up rather than the product first, then see which product can best support the backup, restore and DR processed you require.

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    dcuk

    Heya!
    try the Backup Assist. I have it installed for most of my clients. The neat thing is, that it uses the ntbackup to work. I found it really easy to set up and operate. You can use the ntbackup to restore files if you need to.
    The other neat thing was the price: $147.00
    Alas, they raised it to $229.00 a few days ago now, but I still can't locate another application with equivalent features for less.

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    david.hewison

    You might want to try this free script as an alternative, it also uses ntbackup:

    http://www.infoshop.co.uk/products/infoshop/

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    on what the purpose and items you are backing up.

    For example backup Exec can stream backup to an Exchange Server in real time (via an agent), Acronis can't.

    Acronis can capture full system images, Backup Exec can't (easily).

    You need to look at that you are backing up rather than the product first, then see which product can best support the backup, restore and DR processed you require.

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    dcuk

    Heya!
    try the Backup Assist. I have it installed for most of my clients. The neat thing is, that it uses the ntbackup to work. I found it really easy to set up and operate. You can use the ntbackup to restore files if you need to.
    The other neat thing was the price: $147.00
    Alas, they raised it to $229.00 a few days ago now, but I still can't locate another application with equivalent features for less.

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    david.hewison

    You might want to try this free script as an alternative, it also uses ntbackup:

    http://www.infoshop.co.uk/products/infoshop/