Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Advanced Server SBS Edition Review: Why it Works for Many Network Admins?
Acronis is well known within the data backup industry, considered among the best backup software on the market, including for business needs especially when backing up data from a Windows server. The Acronis Backup & Recovery for Advanced Server SBS v11.5 is the new successor to the already well-known Backup & Recovery series for business use. Admins who haven't had a chance to review the program will find many new features and tools that make backing up and managing the Windows server easier.
Integrated Data Deduplication
One of the biggest issues server administrators have faced recently is dealing with space over-use due to data being saved over and over again. The On-the-Fly feature allows you to eliminate the redundant storage of data during backups. This helps keep your hard drive disk space optimized, giving you more storage capacity.
Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 SBS Edition main interface
Customized Policy-based Centralized Management
IT managers can easily customize backup features from the central data management console, thereby deciding when certain computers should be backed up and even allowing for the backup of remote computers through the VPN connection.
Disk Director Lite
This application offers the additional Acronis Disk Director Lite, a disk management utility that allows any IT personnel to manage disk operations, clone disks, convert them and delete, change or format disk volumes from any location in the corporate environment.
Every time the server goes into backup process a disaster recovery plan is automatically generated. This offers a step-by-step instructional process personnel should follow in case the IT administrator is unavailable.
The new virtual machine features can cause headaches for IT departments needing to make virtual to physical moves or the reverse. The new Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 SBS addresses these challenges, by backing up physical servers to virtual or helping administrators recover virtual machines on physical.
Backup Plan creation
Advanced Security Features
As administrators deal more with virtual to physical migrations, Acronis now offers advanced security features that protect both the virtual and physical backup and restore processes.
Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 SBS is a 1GB installation file which takes a while to complete, but once installed, it runs flawlessly and is a hands-off installation application. The program automatically checks for all the prerequisites and even installs the needed SQL server 2005 Express.
Once installed, you can open up the management console and customize your backup schedule. The default setup simply allows you to double-click the executable file and walk through the setup routine, but if certain ports are not open then you'll be notified. You can also choose to install the software remotely using the command line in Linux, an.mst file in Windows, or by using a Group policy. However this is totally dependent on the administrator's preferences.
In all respects, Acronis offers efficient and effective backup for all corporate Windows server needs. The interface offers easy-to-access features and task and the console allows you to manage other Acronis products installed on network computers, even when they are located remotely.
- Windows SBS 2011
- Windows SBS 2008
- Windows SBS 2003 / 2003 R2
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