I currently use Acronis & Backup Exec in the $600-$900 range for my servers. I see several other backup softwares advertised to run on servers for less than $300. In setting up a new solution is there a benefit to using the more expensive solution.
I like Acronis because it does image backup, so if RAID drives do happen to fail all at once I can put the image back onto any drive(s) and be back up and running in less than an hour.
The downside with it as is with Backup Exec is that if completely new hardware is required you must first install the OS then restore your data files which can mean a half day of down time.
Can anyone post positive results of the inexpensive softwares vs. the ones that I currently use?