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    Hi all,

    As part of my decision making process I'm currently trying BE2012 which seems ok. I'm looking at trying BackupAssist next, I'm liking the look of the price! From what I've briefly read so far features like 'restore to vm' aren't available in BackupAssist, is anyone aware of any other features of BE2012 that BackupAssist doesn't have please?

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    We use Macrium Reflect Server Edition in all our schools. Can be set up to keep x amount of backups so it doesn't really need to be managed.

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    Moving to Enterprise Software forum.

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    I use BackupAssist. Works brilliantly. It uses the backup software built into Windows, with extra bells and whistles.

    If you run a System Protection job, it backs up to a VHDX. Which can easily be mounted as a VM. It can generate a restoration ISO which you use to boot a machine and use the VHDX file to recover to bare metal too.

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    Hi,

    I am trialling BackupAssist to replace BE.
    Ive tested a few backup jobs and it is soooo sllllloooooww!!

    One job has been running for 10hours now and it is 137gig into a 700gig backup. It is on our server connected to a MD300 array and backing up to an external USB drive connected via USB3./
    It runs faster when we backup to an external NAS!!

    Has anyone found it fast?

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    On a Friday night at 11pm, we set off jobs to back up 1.7TB of data. Its done by Sunday around 11am. So, 36 hours for 1.7TB of files, over a 1Gbps link to a NAS. So, about 48GB per hour. As you're getting 13.7GB per hour to a direct attached disk, I'd suggest something is up.

    Are you using Truecrypt encryption? If so, this will slow it down *a lot*.

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    We use DPM, but if you have the $$ I think BE is better.
    Annoying for us is we cannot get the SMTP settings to work with it
    It's almost better to just remember to check DPM weekly, the alert settings are very chatty and annoying.

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    If you have VMWare or HyperV environment then Veeam is the way to go - it's outstanding. I'm getting around 324 gig per hour backup speed onto a Synology NAS - it basically maxes out a 1GB link. Wish I could have had the budget to upgrade to 10gig now!

    If you are still physical - your choice is limited. Backup Exec is expensive and has gone off the boil compared to 5+ years ago, I would look at BackupAssist as it's cheap and easy.



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