Ashampoo Backup Pro 14 Vs Acronis True Image

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I recently needed to upgrade a number of Windows PCs that currently run TI 2010 and needed to select either TI 2014 Premium or Backup 11.5

Ashampoo Backup Pro 14 Vs Acronis True Image

Acronis publish a feature comparisons of the two (see http://kb.acronis.com/content/43726), and both packages do what I want, but there is nothing extant which compares their ‘look and feel’. So I thought I would download trial versions of both and make my own comparisons as someone coming new to them (TI 2010 is substantially different from either).
One general comment is that the ‘Help’ Manuals for both are surprisingly well written (I am using the International/British English language version) and the one for Backup is particularly comprehensive. I read every section of both and encountered just one syntax error.

In what follows, I have picked on items which appear salient, bearing in mind that TI is aimed at domestic/SOHO users and Backup is aimed at IT people.

TI 2014

The main ‘Backup and recovery’ tab goes straight into a list of backups (presumably from the catalogue supplemented by a search). These can be sorted in various ways but not filterable, so I cannot select by backup device or e.g. partition letter within backup device).

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There is no mention in the Help of a ‘catalogue’ (just occasional references to metadata) which can be a bit confusing when looking at the list of backups - given that the catalogue may not be in step with the actual backup files.

On the ‘Backup and recovery’ tab page, the horizontal menu options are:
Disk and partition backup
File backup
Other backups
etc

But to run an existing backup I need to ignore these and select (re-)run one of the backup tasks listed in the main window. So these menu options should really read NEW Disk and partition backup (etc)

Much more confusingly, when setting up a new backup, it is not immediately obvious what the difference is between the ‘Backup name’ under Settings and the file name of the backup which is set under Destination (which is the only place date and time can be appended to make a unique .tib file name).
And clicking ‘Backup scheme’ name gives a screen panel that allows the user to define a named scheme for the backup method (full, incremental etc), sequencing and version cleanup. But this screen also allows users to define Advanced options such as Validation (and the other tab options of Performance, Notifications and Exclusions); however these options Advanced (etc) tie in to the Backup NAME and not the Backup scheme name even though they can be amended by clicking on the Backup scheme name. The window itself is entitled Disk Backup Options and not Backup scheme, even though it can be invoked by clicking the Backup Scheme name!

When recovering a file backup, the View Versions link is in small print at the bottom of the screen whereas for a disk or partition backup there is a good pull-down for versions at the top of the screen. Why not use a similar pull-down for file backups as well?

One fundamental difference between TI and Backup is that TI either
- encourages you to 'back up now’
or
- gives you a list of existing backups (actually backup tasks which related to one or more individual backups) for you to re-run

Thus in TI there is no notion of starting off by creating a backup plan: the assumption is that you do the first backup and then use that as a template (or ‘as is’) for future backups.

Ashampoo Backup Pro 14 Vs Acronis True Image 2020

Backup 11.5

Unlike TI, Backup has a specific task to CREATE a backup plan. When setting up a Backup 11.5 backup plan, there is a sequentially filed-in form rather than a multi-screen (‘click Next…’) Wizard. This results in a named Backup Plan’; in passing, I cannot see much point of the ‘Remove disks/volumes’ area (under ‘What to back up’) since this can be done quickly by unclicking the ‘Items to back up…’ – but no matter. Unlike TI 2014 there is no backup SCHEME name to confuse things: the scheme (e.g. grandfather/father/son, full/incremental/differential, the run schedule and retention rules are simply set as part of the ‘How to back up’ pull-downs.

Again unlike TI, Backup makes specific reference to Vaults and Vault management. One point which initially confused me is that a personal vault is defined by “the path to the folder that will be used at the vault” but the vault name becomes an alias to the folder name: it is neither the folder name itself (unless the user chooses to make it so) nor the name of a new folder created within the path.

I was unable to use a [TIME] variable (in addition to [DATE]) within a ‘simplified’ backup file name, but I accept that ‘standard’ file naming provides this automatically.

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In summary, I found using Backup 11.5 MORE intuitive than using TI 2014 Premium - but than I have an IT background. But Acronis does need to address TI's backup name / backup scheme name / backup file name complications because I think they can confuse anyone: 'Help' is fairly clear about what each one does, but the way in which each is set is confusing (is scheme name really needed?)

See detailed information about licensing for the products in KB 63207: Acronis True Image 2020 licensing and KB 59804: Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 licensing

For latest versions of the products, see Difference between Acronis Cyber Protect 15 and Acronis True Image 2021

Acronis True Image is designed for home usage. It offers backup and recovery of PCs, Mac and mobile devices. If your objective is to protect your home computer from hardware or software crashes by backing it up, you will be better off with Acronis True Image.

Ashampoo Backup Pro 14 Vs Acronis True Image

Acronis Cyber Backup is designed for small business environment. Acronis Cyber Backup Advanced is designed for medium to large environments and provides data protection and fast, flexible disaster recovery for all systems in your environment, regardless of its complexity.

The features are listed for the latest available public builds of Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 and Acronis True Image 2020. Some features may be unavailable or partially available in earlier builds.

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020

Supported operating systems and disk layout

Windows 10YESYESYES
Windows 8/8.1/7YESYESYES
Windows VistaYESYESNO
Windows XPYESYESNO
Windows Server 2019YESYESNO
Windows Server 2016YESYESNO
Windows Server 2012/2012R2
2008/2008R2
2003/2003R2
YESYESNO
Windows SBS 2011/2008
2003/2003R2
YESYESNO
Windows Storage Server
2012/2012R2
2008R2/2008/2003
YESYESNO
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012/2011/2010YESYESNO
Linux OSs (various distributions)YESYESNO
VMware ESX/ESX(i) 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level)YESYESNO
Hyper-V (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level)YESYESNO
Citrix XenServer
Red Hat Virtualization
Linux KVM
Oracle VM Server
Nutanix
YESNONO
Google Cloud VM (KVM-based)YESNONO
macOSYESYESYES
Cloud VM on Azure, AmazonYESYESNO
Dynamic disksYESYESYES
GPT disksYESYESYES
iOS, AndroidYESYESYES

Management options

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020
Web-based consoleYESYESYES (Online Dashboard)
Centralized dashboard of all activitiesYESYESYES (Online Dashboard)
ReportsYESNONO
Admin roles (role-based administrative access)YESNONO
Group and policy managementYESpartially (in cloud deployment)NO
Active Directory Integration (for account and group management)YESpartially (in on-premises deployment)NO
Managing and backing up machines in different networks (agents behind NAT)YESYESpartially (with Online Dashboard)
Centralized backup plans for multiple machinesYESNONO
Remote installationYESYESNO
Remote updateYESYESNO
Backup initiated from a remote machineYESYESYES (with Online Dashboard)
Restore initiated from a remote machineYESYESpartially (files and folders from cloud backups)
Off-host backup staging, replication, retention, validation and converting backup to VM filesYESNONO
Centralized managed storage (Acronis Storage Node)YESNONO
Centralized catalog of multiple machines dataYESNONO
PXE server for network bootYESNONO

Backup options: what to back up

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020
Disk backupYESYESYES
File backupYESYESYES
Backup of mobile devices to a local storage and NASNONOYES ****
Application backup (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory)YESYESNO
Clustered Exchange, SQL supportYESNONO
Backup of Microsoft Microsoft 365 for Business mailboxes (Exchange Online)YESYESNO
Backup of Microsoft OneDrive for BusinessYES (in Cloud deployment type)YES (in Cloud deployment type)NO
Backup of Microsoft SharePoint OnlineYES (in Cloud deployment type)YES (in Cloud deployment type)NO
Backup of Microsoft Microsoft 365 for HomeNONOYES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup of Microsoft OneDrive PersonalNONOYES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup of Google Workspace (mail, drive, contacts, calendar)YES (in Cloud deployment type)YES (in Cloud deployment type)NO
Oracle database backupYESNONO
ESXi configuration backupYESYESNO
Agentless backup of VMsYESYESNO
Backup from NetApp SAN Storage SnapshotsYESNONO

Backup options: where to back up

Backup to Cloud: disks and partitionsYES (paid option)YES (paid option)YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup to Cloud: files and foldersYES (paid option)YES (paid option)YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup to Cloud: mobile devicesYESYESYES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Initial Seeding/Physical Data Shipping for Cloud backupsYESYESNO
Large scale recoveryplannedplannedNO
Store backups on network sharesYESYESYES
Store backups on FTP serverNONOYES
Store backups on SFTP serverYESYESNO
Tape drive, autoloader, library support, including media managementYESNONO
Backup to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure (Acronis Backup Gateway)YESYESNO

Other backup options

New archive format (.tibx)YESYESpartially ***
Search for files in a backupYESYESYES
Archive encryptionYESYESYES
VSS support (consistent backup of applications)YESYESYES
Central storage deduplicationYESNONO
Backup compressionYESYESYES
Acronis Secure ZoneYESYESYES
Acronis Startup Recovery ManagerYESYESYES
Multiple destination backup (replication)YES (up to 5)YES (up to 2)YES (replication to Acronis Cloud)
Acronis Nonstop BackupNONOYES

Bootable Media

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020
Acronis Bootable Media (Linux-based)YESYESYES
WinPE plug-inYESYES (in on-premises deployment)YES
Centralized management of bootable mediaYESNONO

Restore options

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020
Acronis Universal RestoreYESYESYES
Restore of entire machines, disks and volumesYESYESYES
Restore of files and foldersYESYESYES
Restore of mobile devices' dataYESYESYES
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange databasesYESYESNO
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange mailboxesYESYESNO
Integrated search and preview of Exchange emails before recoveryYESYESNO
Granular restore of Microsoft Microsoft 365 mailboxesYESYESYES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Integrated search and preview of Microsoft 365 emails before recoveryYESYESYES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Granular restore of Gmail messagesYES (in Cloud deployment only)YES (in Cloud deployment only)NO
Granular restore of Microsoft OneDriveYES (in Cloud deployment type)YES (in Cloud deployment type)YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Granular restore of Microsoft SQLYES*YES*NO
Granular restore of Microsoft SharePointYESYESNO
Granular restore of Microsoft SharePoint OnlineYES (in Cloud deployment type)YES (in Cloud deployment type)NO
Restore of Microsoft Active Directory domain controllersYESYESNO
Acronis Instant Restore (running VM from a backup)YESNONO
Convert backup to virtual machineYESYESNO
Acronis vmFlashback (CBT-based incremental VM restore)YESYESNO
Automated bare-metal recoveryYESNONO

Other options

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020
Acronis Active ProtectionYESYESYES
Acronis NotaryYESNOYES (in Premium Subscription only)
Acronis ASignYESNOYES (in Premium Subscription only)
Scheduled backup validationYESNOYES
Scheduled replication and retentionYESNONO
Data synchronizationNONOYES
Archiving to a local storageNONOYES
Archiving to CloudNONOYES (in Advanced and Premium Subscriptions only)
Try&DecideNONOYES
Drive cleanserNONOYES
Acronis Disk Director Litepartially**partially**NO
Disk cloningpartially**partially**YES
Replication of virtual machinesYESYESNO

Licensing in brief

FeatureAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 AdvancedAcronis Cyber Backup 12.5 StandardAcronis
True Image 2020
License typePerpetual and subscription-based; subscription-based for Cloud StoragePerpetual and subscription-based, subscription-based for Cloud StorageSubscription-based and perpetual
LicensingLicensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts,
Microsoft 365 seats, Google Workspace seats or cloud instances; Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota
Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts,
Microsoft 365 seats, Google Workspace seats or cloud instances; Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota

Licensed by the number of computers.

Acronis Cloud Storage is licensed by storage quota, available only for Advanced and Premium Subscription licenses.

See Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5 licensing for more information See Acronis True Image 2020 licensing

Support options in brief

Support optionsEmail, chat, phone

Free email, chat and phone for Subscription licenses throughout the whole subscription period.

Free email, chat for Perpetual licenses.

E-Mail response timeFrom 1 business day to 1 hourFrom 3 business days to 1 business day
Product upgradesFree within the support subscription period

Free for Subscription licenses within the subscription period.

Paid for Perpetual licenses.

Product updatesFree Free
Installation service (paid)Onboarding Service for Acronis Cyber Backup:click here for more informationInitial Setup Service for Acronis True Image: click here for more information

See List of support options for Acronis products

* By mounting database and restore items, or by restoring as files with further data extraction.

** Available in Acronis bootable media (see Acronis Cyber Backup 12.5: How to clone disk using bootable media) or via command line under Windows or Linux (see product documentation).

*** TIBX archive format is used for mobile backup, as well as disk backups to internal/external disk, network location or Acronis Cloud

****QNAP and Synology

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