Reviews (1-5 of 5)
- Automation and scheduling.
- Easy to use interface.
- Virtually painless deployment and configuration.
- Linux support is available, but the configuration isn't as easy as with Windows.
- Quite resource hungry at times.
- Installation and setup is simple. You can be up and running in minutes.
- Your backups can be replicated to the cloud or to another AppAssure server to give you additional protection.
- The user interface is simple and easy to use and improvements in the UI and reporting are getting better with each update.
- My biggest pet peeve is when the agent on a protected machine stops working. These failures don't show up on my daily report. I need to check the GUI to insure all the agents are talking to the core. Killing the agent process on the protected machine, then starting the service always seems to get them talking once again.
- Linux support is limited to specific distributions. We often have to enlist AppAssure Technical Support to get our Linux VMs protected.
- Dell releases patches to both the core and agents. The GUI reports the version of the version level but nothing about any applied patches.
- AppAssure add-on (DocRetriever for SharePoint Console) allows us to recover a particular sub site in SharePoint if deleted.
- AppAssure add-on (Local Mount Utility) allows us to drill into an incremental backup to retrieve a file that was saved on a particular date and be able to mount it and make it into a temporary file recovery share.
- AppAssure Virtual Standby allows us to put our primary domain controller on Virtual Standby in lieu of a disaster.
- I've noticed that pushing an agent update via the console does not always work. It gets frustrating to download the 300mb agent and install it manually across our infrastructure servers.
- Reporting is a big issue, the canned reports aren't really helpful. I wish there was a way to have customized reporting. Also, be able to schedule reporting from the console. I had to schedule it through PowerShell, but most people aren't proficient with PowerShell so it could be quite challenging.
- The Event logs: When there is a failure, it doesn't provide explanation at times of why it failed. If there was a solution/suggested To-Do if a particular error occurred it would save a lot of IT time.
- It's good when there are no issues with the backup. It works well with file level restores if you can get the systems backed up without any corruptions.
- We have many repository corruptions and have to blow our backups away. I would not recommend using this if you are keeping a long retention.
- We upgraded the agent and it created a new base image. Duplicate base images are eating up into our repository space.
- I would like to see the repositories go away and use the type that was introduced for replay.
- Continuous backup with deduplication and compression
- The P to V function of the software is create. To be able to back up physical machines and create a hot spare on a virtual environment was a great selling point.
- Can back up physical and virtual (ESX or Hyper-V).
- The GUI and response times are far too slow. It would be nice if this could be improved.
- Currently you can set a blanket retention policy for all protected machines. It would be great if this could get more granular and can do protection groups of machines where you can custom set retention policy
- Once again, policies where you can set backup times for groups rather than individual machines would be great.
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About Quest Rapid Recovery
Quest Rapid Recovery is a data backup and restore offering from Dell. It provides virtual standby, encryption, replication, deduplication, and the ability for users to run without restore.
Simplify backup and restore
Monitor and manage backup and recovery environments — across multiple sites — from one cloud-based management console.
Address demanding recovery point objectives
Leverages image-based snapshots, up to every five minutes, to address demanding recovery point objectives and reduce risk of data loss and downtime. Rapid Recovery tracks changed blocks to accelerate backups and reduce storage.
Wide application support
Application-consistent backup with lightning-fast recovery for file servers and applications on both Microsoft Windows and Linux systems.
Cloud-based backup, archive and disaster recovery
Archive your static data to Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Glacier, Rackspace, Google, or any OpenStack provider. Implement easy DRaaS in the Azure cloud with just a few clicks. You can even run Rapid Recovery can also be ran as a replication target in the Azure cloud for free.
Virtual environment protection
Protect both physical and virtual environments with a single backup and recovery software solution; agentless backup and recovery for Microsoft Exchange and SQL databases residing on users' virtual machines.
Data deduplication and replication
Significantly reduce storage requirements and associated costs by up to 95% with built-in compression and deduplication.
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