Druva inSync is pretty good!
Updated June 02, 2020
Druva inSync is pretty good!
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Druva inSync
Druva inSync is being used company-wide, and it addresses the issue that may arise after a user may not have backed up any files or made copies. Druva inSync will create periodic backups in case of a system failure and the file become inaccessible. It's also great for restoration and transfer purposes when a user retrieves a new workstation.
- It has been great for file recovery.
- The "set it and forget it" element is definitely a plus.
We really only use Druva inSync with local files, but we do use it as redundancy for Box files as well. This allows us to back up all local specified files and folders and our Box related items that are cloud-based. In some cases, the files are unrecoverable from the machine and not synced to Box so having an extra copy is a real plus.
Sometimes we see that a user may have an exponential amount of data, and this allows us to verify if it may be duplicate data (or not) since this does occupy the local hard drive of that workstation. We can then verify if the files are either compliant with our use case policy for company hardware or a potential issue for the end-user.
We mainly use it for archiving and retrieval. There are some instances where we can use that for any kind of security purposes. We also use it as a snapshot of any files that remained after the termination of a user. We have other methods of enforcement for files and malicious content.
I know CloudFlare may have been considered in the past but not sure of why the decision was made for Druva inSync. That was well before the time I started working for this company. I would imagine there were other solutions suggested as well, but Druva inSync is what we are currently using.
The implementation was done before I got here, but the way it currently runs with our workflows runs perfectly fine and achieves what was expected. We have a back up of data and we're able to transfer data as well. I don't really know the speed of the implementation or how that was handled.
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Would you buy Druva inSync again?
If a user has a laptop stolen or the machine is completely out or is not recoverable, Druva inSync will allow us to pull that information down to a new machine with little to no effort. It's also great for restoring previous versions of a file if the file becomes unreadable or deleted.
With Druva, we're able to pull down information to a new laptop if we need to replace that person's laptop. It eliminates time that may need to be spent with the user to migrate their data. There have been several instances where a machine has gone down completely and we're able to take the data and immediately spin up a new machine after the data has been restored.
There hasn't been a specific scenario with ransomware. But I did have an issue where a user's machine did get infested with some malware. Because of the malware, they were unable to load up Office applications properly. At that point, I went ahead and just used Druva to pull down the data to a new machine.
Due to some turnover it has helped with retaining data that needed to be kept to our company. There are also instances where some departments needed the data that was previously on a machine but may have been wiped. Even if the machine is no longer available, we can access the needed data.