65641: Difference between Acronis Cyber Protect 15 and Acronis True Image 2021

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Last update: Tue, 2020-11-24 08:20

See detailed information about licensing for the products in KB 65511: Acronis True Image 2021 licensing and KB 65253: Acronis Cyber Protect 15 licensing

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.

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.

 Acronis Cyber Protect integrates backup, disaster recovery, AI-based protection against malware and ransomware, remote desktop, and security tools.

The features are listed for the latest available public builds of Acronis Cyber Protect 15 and Acronis True Image 2021. Some features may be unavailable or partially available in earlier builds.

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis True Image 2021

Supported operating systems and disk layout

Windows 10 YES YES YES YES YES
Windows 8/8.1/7 YES YES YES YES YES
Windows Vista YES YES YES YES NO
Windows XP YES YES YES YES NO
Windows Server 2019 YES YES YES YES NO
Windows Server 2016 YES YES YES YES NO
Windows Server 2012/2012R2
2008/2008R2
2003/2003R2
YES YES YES YES NO
Windows SBS 2011/2008
2003/2003R2
YES YES YES YES NO
Windows Storage Server
2012/2012R2
2008R2/2008/2003
YES YES YES YES NO
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012/2011/2010 YES YES YES YES NO
Linux OSs (various distributions) YES YES YES YES NO
VMware ESX/ESX(i) 4.1б 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7 (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level) YES YES YES YES NO
Hyper-V (agent-less VM backup on hypervisor level) YES YES YES YES NO

Citrix XenServer
Red Hat Virtualization
Linux KVM
Oracle VM Server
Nutanix

(agent-based backup)

YES NO YES NO NO
Scale Computing (agentless VM backup on hypervisor level) YES YES YES YES NO
macOS YES YES YES YES YES
Cloud VM on Azure, Amazon YES YES YES YES NO
Dynamic disks YES YES YES YES YES
GPT disks YES YES YES YES YES
iOS, Android YES YES YES YES YES

Management options

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis
True Image 2021
Web-based console YES YES YES YES YES (Online Dashboard)
Centralized dashboard of all activities YES YES YES YES YES (Online Dashboard)
Reports YES NO YES NO NO
Admin roles (role-based administrative access) YES NO YES NO NO
Group and policy management YES partially (in cloud deployment) YES partially (in cloud deployment) NO
Active Directory Integration (for account and group management) YES partially (in on-premises deployment) YES partially (in on-premises deployment) NO
Managing and backing up machines in different networks (agents behind NAT) YES YES YES YES partially (with Online Dashboard)
Centralized backup plans for multiple machines YES NO YES NO NO
Remote installation YES YES YES YES NO
Remote update YES YES YES YES NO
Backup initiated from a remote machine YES YES YES YES YES (with Online Dashboard)
Restore initiated from a remote machine YES YES YES YES partially (files and folders from cloud backups)
Off-host backup staging, replication, retention,  validation and converting backup to VM files

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO YES
(in on-premises deployment)
NO NO
Centralized managed storage (Acronis Storage Node)

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO NO
Centralized catalog of multiple machines data

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO NO
PXE server for network boot

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO

YES
(in on-premises deployment)

NO NO

Backup options: what to back up

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis
True Image 2021
Disk backup YES YES YES YES YES
File backup YES YES YES YES YES
Backup of mobile devices to a local storage and NAS NO NO NO NO YES ****
Application backup (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Active Directory) YES YES YES YES NO
Clustered Exchange, SQL support YES NO YES NO NO
Backup of Microsoft Office 365 for Business mailboxes (Exchange Online) YES YES YES YES NO
Backup of Microsoft OneDrive for Business YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) NO
Backup of Microsoft SharePoint Online YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (separate subscription) YES (separate subscription) NO
Backup of Microsoft Office 365 for Home NO NO NO NO YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup of Microsoft OneDrive Personal NO NO NO NO YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup of G Suite (mail, drive, contacts, calendar) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) NO
Oracle database backup YES NO YES NO NO
SAP HANA backup (via scripts) YES NO YES NO NO
ESXi configuration backup YES YES YES YES NO
Agentless backup of VMs YES YES YES YES NO
Backup from NetApp SAN Storage Snapshots YES (on-premises deployment) NO YES (on-premises deployment) NO NO

Backup options: where to back up

Backup to Cloud: disks and partitions YES (paid option) YES (paid option) YES (paid option) YES (paid option) YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup to Cloud: files and folders YES (paid option) YES (paid option) YES YES YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Backup to Cloud: mobile devices YES YES YES YES YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Initial Seeding/Physical Data Shipping for Cloud backups YES YES YES YES NO
Store backups on network shares YES YES YES YES YES
Store backups on FTP server NO NO NO NO YES
Store backups on SFTP server YES YES YES YES NO
Tape drive, autoloader, library support, including media management YES (on-premises deployment) NO YES (on-premises deployment) NO NO
Backup to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure (Acronis Backup Gateway) YES YES YES YES NO

Other backup options

New archive format (.tibx) YES YES YES YES partially ***
Search for files in a backup YES YES YES YES YES
Archive encryption YES YES YES YES YES
VSS support (consistent backup of applications) YES YES YES YES YES
Central storage deduplication YES NO YES NO NO
Backup compression YES YES YES YES YES
Acronis Secure Zone YES YES YES YES YES
Acronis Startup Recovery Manager YES YES YES YES YES
Multiple destination backup (replication) YES (up to 5) YES (up to 2) YES (up to 5) YES (up to 2) YES (replication to  Acronis Cloud)
Acronis Nonstop Backup NO NO NO NO YES

Security

Acronis Active Protection YES YES YES YES YES
Antivirus and AntiMalware Protection YES YES NO NO

YES (in Advanced and Premium subscriptions)

Exploit prevention YES YES NO NO NO
URL filtering YES YES NO NO YES
Continuous data protection YES YES NO NO NO
HDD health monitoring YES YES NO NO NO
Data protection map YES YES NO NO NO
Remote access (RDP and HTML5 clients) YES YES NO NO NO
Remote device wipe YES YES NO NO NO
Threat feed YES YES NO NO NO
Patch management YES YES NO NO NO
Vulnerability assessment YES YES YES YES YES *****

Bootable Media

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis
True Image 2021
Acronis Bootable Media (Linux-based) YES YES YES YES YES
WinPE plug-in YES YES (in on-premises deployment) YES YES (in on-premises deployment) YES
Centralized management of bootable media YES NO YES NO NO

Restore options

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis
True Image 2021
Acronis Universal Restore YES YES YES YES YES
Restore of entire machines, disks and volumes YES YES YES YES YES
Restore of files and folders YES YES YES YES YES
Restore of mobile devices' data YES YES YES YES YES
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange databases YES YES YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft Exchange mailboxes YES YES YES YES NO
Integrated search and preview of Exchange emails before recovery YES YES YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes YES YES YES YES YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Integrated search and preview of Office 365 emails before recovery YES YES YES YES YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Granular restore of Gmail messages YES (in Cloud deployment only) YES (in Cloud deployment only) YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft OneDrive YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES YES YES (in Advanced or Premium Subscriptions only)
Granular restore of Microsoft SQL YES* YES* YES* YES* NO
Granular restore of Microsoft SharePoint YES YES YES YES NO
Granular restore of Microsoft SharePoint Online YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) YES (in Cloud deployment type) NO
Restore of Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers YES YES YES YES NO
Acronis Instant Restore (running VM from a backup) YES NO YES NO NO
Convert backup to virtual machine YES YES YES YES NO
Acronis vmFlashback (CBT-based incremental VM restore) YES YES YES YES NO
Automated bare-metal recovery YES NO YES NO NO

Other options

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis
True Image 2021
Backup notarization YES NO YES NO YES (in Premium Subscription only)
Acronis ASign YES NO YES NO YES (in Premium Subscription only)
Scheduled backup validation

YES (in on-premises deployment)

NO YES (in on-premises deployment) NO YES
Scheduled replication and retention

YES (in on-premises deployment)

NO YES (in on-premises deployment) NO NO
Data synchronization NO NO NO NO YES
Archiving to a local storage NO NO NO NO YES
Archiving to Cloud NO NO NO NO YES (in Advanced and Premium Subscriptions only)
Try&Decide NO NO NO NO YES
Drive cleanser NO NO NO NO YES
Acronis Disk Director Lite partially** partially** partially** partially** NO
Disk cloning partially** partially** partially** partially** YES
Replication of virtual machines YES YES YES YES NO

Licensing in brief

Feature Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Protect 15 Standard Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Advanced Acronis Cyber Backup 15 Standard Acronis
True Image 2021
License type Subscription-based licenses Subscription-based licenses Perpetual and subscription-based Perpetual and subscription-based Subscription-based and perpetual
Licensing Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts; Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts; Acronis Cloud Storage (can be purchased additionally) is licensed by storage quota Licensed by number of physical machines, virtual hosts,
Office 365 seats, G Suite seats 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 seats, G Suite 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 Protect 15 licensing for more information  See Acronis True Image 2021 licensing

Support options in brief

Support options Email, chat, phone support while subscription or maintenance is active.

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

Free email, chat for Perpetual licenses.

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

Free for Subscription licenses within the subscription period.

Paid for Perpetual licenses.

Product updates Free  Free
Installation service (paid) Onboarding Service for Acronis Cyber Backup:click here for more information Initial 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: 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

****** Starting from Update 2

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