- Free trial
- Backup frequency
- Extra features
Prospective customers are able to try out all of Acronis True Image Cloud's features with a full-features 30-day free trial. The company does not collect any billing information from customers during the signup process for the trial. Acronis True Image Cloud states that all of their cloud backups include unlimited space.
Acronis True Image Cloud backup creates a true backup of user's files, including their operating system. The company states that they offer unlimited storage for each of their accounts, which differs from most of their competitors who have upper-storage limits.
Acronis True Image Cloud Annual Subscription
- One computer + 3 mobile devices - $69.99
- Three computers + 10 mobile devices - $119.99
- Five computers +15 mobile devices - $149.99
Frequency of Backups
Users are given several options for the intervals of time which they will backup their data. Among the choices are every 1, 2, 4, or 6 hours as well as daily, weekly, monthly or continuous backup. Continuous backup requires an initial backup of all files which the user wants the service to monitor. After this is completed, the software monitors the files which were uploaded and when any changes are made to these files on the computer, a backup is sent with the changes made. Incremental backups, such as in continuous backups are believed to be better for performance, as these backups are smaller in size and require fewer computer resources, improving performance.
Acronis uses a 256-bit encryption protocol during transmission of files and stores files in multiple servers in multiple locations. This redundancy in storage means that user files are stored in different locations, guarding against any sort of natural disaster. Additionally, Acronis True Image Cloud users are asked to create a personal and private user-defined key for further security. This key means that only the user will be able to access their file. The caveat of this level of security is that if the key is forgotten, there is no way that anyone can access the account, including Acronis technicians.
Acronis offers a software product for a one-time ost which fully creates backups to be stored on the user's own hardware (flash drive, external hard drive, etc.). This software is available for purchase from the company as well as at various retailers, such as Amazon.com. This software begins at $29.99 for a single license. This software doesn't offer as many mobile protections as the True Image Cloud product. However, since the mobile apps are unpredictable and have shown to not work well with certain devices, this product may be a better option for many customers.
Acronis True Image Cloud is able to sync files from one computer to another as well as to clone a device. The software allows users to better move files from one computer to another. Unlike many of their competitors, users are able to backup their entire dick and store it in the cloud or on one of their own external devices. The backups can include operating system folders.