59696: Difference between Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced and Acronis True Image 2017

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Acronis True Image 2017 is designed for home usage. It offers backup and recovery of PCs, Mac, mobile devices, and social network accounts. 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 2017.

Acronis Backup 12.5 is designed for small business environment. Acronis Backup 12.5 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.

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard
Acronis
True Image 2017

Supported operating systems and disk layout

Windows 10 YES YES YES
Windows 8/8.1/7/XP YES YES YES
Windows Vista YES YES NO
Windows Server 2016 YES YES NO
Windows Server 2012/2012R2
2008/2008R2
2003/2003R2
YES YES NO
Windows SBS 2011/2008
2003/2003R2
YES YES NO
Windows Storage Server
2012/2012R2
2008R2/2008/2003
YES YES NO
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012/2011/2010 YES YES NO
Linux OSs (various distributions) YES YES NO
VMware ESX/ESX(i) 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level) YES YES NO
Hyper-V (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level) YES YES NO
Citrix XenServer
Red Hat Virtualization
Linux KVM
Oracle VM Server
YES NO NO
macOS YES YES YES
Microsoft Office365 mailboxes YES YES NO
Cloud VM on Azure, Amazon YES YES NO
Dynamic disks YES YES YES
GPT disks YES YES YES
iOS, Android YES YES YES

Management options

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard Acronis
True Image 2017
Web-based console YES YES YES
Centralized dashboard of all activities YES YES YES
Reports YES NO NO
Admin roles (role-based administrative access) YES NO NO
Group and policy management YES partially (in cloud deployment) NO
Active Directory Integration (for account and group management) YES partially (in on-premise deployment) NO
Managing and backing up machines in different networks (agents behind NAT) YES YES
partially (with Family Dashboard)
Centralized backup plans for multiple machines YES partially (manually apply one plan to multiple machines) NO
Remote installation YES YES NO
Remote update YES YES NO
Backup initiated from a remote machine YES YES YES
Restore initiated from a remote machine YES YES partially (files and folders from cloud backups)
Off-host backup staging, replication, retention and validation YES NO NO
Centralized managed storage (Acronis Storage Node) YES NO NO
Centralized catalog of multiple machines data YES NO NO
PXE server for network boot YES NO NO

Backup options

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard Acronis
True Image 2017
New archive format (.tibx) YES YES partially (for mobile backup)
Disk backup YES YES YES
File backup YES YES YES
Backup of mobile devices to a local storage NO NO YES
Social network backup NO NO YES (in Standard or Premium Subscriptions only)
Application backup (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory) YES YES NO
Backup of Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes YES YES NO
Oracle database backup YES NO NO
ESXi configuration backup YES YES NO
Agentless backup of VMs YES YES NO
Backup from NetApp SAN Storage Snapshots YES NO NO
Backup to Cloud: disks and partitions YES (paid option)
YES (paid option)
YES (Acronis Cloud Storage subscription required)
Backup to Cloud: files and folders YES (paid option)
YES (paid option)
YES (Acronis Cloud Storage subscription required)
Backup to Cloud: mobile devices YES YES YES (Acronis Cloud Storage subscription required)
Initial Seeding planned planned
NO
Large scale recovery planned
planned NO
Store backups on network shares YES YES YES
Store backups on FTP server NO NO YES
Store backups on SFTP server YES YES NO
Tape drive, autoloader, library support, including media management YES NO NO
Search for files in a backup YES YES YES
Archive encryption YES YES YES
VSS support (consistent backup of applications) YES YES NO
Central storage deduplication YES NO NO
Backup compression YES YES YES
Acronis Secure Zone YES YES YES
Acronis Startup Recovery Manager YES YES YES
Multiple destination backup (replication) YES (up to 5)
YES (up to 2)
NO
Acronis Nonstop Backup NO NO YES

Bootable Media

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard Acronis
True Image 2017
Acronis Bootable Media YES YES YES
WinPE plug-in YES YES (in on-premise deployment)
YES
Centralized management of bootable media YES NO NO

Restore options

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard Acronis
True Image 2017
Acronis Universal Restore YES YES YES
Restore of entire machines, disks and volumes YES YES YES
Restore of files and folders YES YES YES
Restore of mobile devices' data YES YES YES
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange databases YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange mailboxes YES YES NO
Integrated search and preview of Exchange emails before recovery YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes YES YES NO
Integrated search and preview of Office 365 emails before recovery YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft SQL YES* YES* NO
Granular restore of Microsoft SharePoint YES YES NO
Restore of Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers YES YES NO
Acronis Instant Restore (running VM from a backup) YES YES NO
Convert backup to virtual machine YES YES NO
Acronis vmFlashback (CBT-based incremental VM restore) YES YES NO
Automated bare-metal recovery YES NO NO

Other options

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard Acronis
True Image 2017
Acronis Active Protection YES YES YES (in Premium Subscription only)
Acronis Notary YES NO YES (in Premium Subscription only)
Acronis ASign YES NO YES (in Premium Subscription only)
Scheduled backup validation, replications, and retention YES NO NO
Data synchronization NO NO YES
Archiving to a local storage NO NO YES
Archiving to Cloud NO NO YES (Acronis Cloud Storage subscription required)
Try&Decide NO NO YES
Drive cleanser NO NO YES
Acronis Disk Director Lite partially** partially** NO
Disk cloning partially** partially** YES

Licensing

Feature Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard
Acronis
True Image 2017
License type Perpetual and subscription-based; subscription-based for Cloud Storage Perpetual and subscription-based, subscription-based for Cloud Storage Perpetual and subscription-based, subscription-based for Cloud Storage
Licensing Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts,
Office 365 mailboxes, or cloud instances; Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota
Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts,
Office 365 mailboxes, or cloud instances; Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota
Licensed by number of machines, Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota

Support options in brief

Support options Email, chat, phone Email, chat, phone (depending on support program)
E-Mail response time From 1 business day to 1 hour From 3 business days to 1 business day
Product upgrades Free within the support subscription period Paid (Free within 30 days before a new version release)
Product updates Free  Free

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.

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