Comparison chart for Acronis Backup & Recovery and Acronis Snap Deploy
This article applies to:
- Acronis Snap Deploy 4
- Acronis Backup & Recovery 10/11/11.5
Acronis Backup & Recovery is a disaster recovery solution.
Acronis Snap Deploy is a multiple deployment solution.
Although these products have some similar features and functions, they are optimized for different purposes.
If your objective is to protect system and data by creating regular backups and by restoring them in case of disaster (including the possibility to restore on new hardware if the old machine is lost), then Acronis Backup & Recovery is the right product for you.
If you are looking for an application allowing you to deploy a system image to multiple machines simultaneously (including the possibility to deploy on new hardware) then Acronis Snap Deploy 4 suits you better.
The table below shows the main differences between the two products.
(!) There are several products in the Acronis Backup & Recovery line. For more information on differences between Acronis Backup & Recovery products please see Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Editions.
|Acronis Backup & Recovery||Acronis Snap Deploy|
|Installation||Acronis Backup & Recovery 11.5 Agent needs to be installed on every physical machine that is to be managed.||Only centralized management components are mandatory. Installing Acronis Snap Deploy Management Agent is optional. Most operations can be performed via bootable media.|
|What can be backed up?||Disks/Partitions, Files/Folders, Virtual Machines||Whole disk only|
|Ways to save storage space||
||Only full image can be created|
|Backup/Image creation and management||
Image is created manually by user via Management Agent or by using bootable media.
No scheduling or cleanup options available.
Restore is performed by user via Agent or from Acronis Bootable Media.
Scheduled restore is not available.
|Restoring image to dissimilar hardware||Yes, with Acronis Universal Restore*||Yes, with Acronis Universal Deploy*|
|Mount/explore image||Images can be mounted and explored to view their contents and restore selected files||No mount or explore function|
|Changing restored system parameters||
* Separately purchased add-on.