Rubrik Polaris for Easy M365 Backups
Updated April 30, 2021

Rubrik Polaris for Easy M365 Backups

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Rubrik Polaris

Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

Rubrik is our backup system for Microsoft 365 resources. The major use case for Rubrik Polaris so far has been for Exchange Online backups, OneDrive documents and file backup. Our license covers every single user in the organization as we want to ensure everyone in our Microsoft tenant is protected.
  • Setup of Rubrik Polaris was extremely easy.
  • We can easily create backup policies.
  • User interface is fairly straightforward, and easy to navigate.
  • Backup of Microsoft Teams chat is not available yet.
  • Backup of contacts/calendar/notes is not available.
  • There is currently no IDP login for SAML yet.
  • Time saver due to how easy it was to setup and manage.
  • Pricing is competitive compared to other M365 backup products.
  • Features are slightly lacking compared to more mature M365 backup products.
Commvault is not able to properly backup M365 files stored in OneDrive as they had presented in documentation such as OneNote.

Backupify was a mature platform, had many great features and storage was included for backups, however if you were to stop using Backupify, there was no easy way to export and migrate existing backups.
We have not suffered a ransomware attack, however Rubrik has the capability to protect our Exchange Online data and our M365 documents/ files that users have stored in OneDrive. This would house the majority of user's non shared documents, so it is crucial that they are not lost from a ransomware attack.
We currently only use Rubrik to backup Microsoft 365. Recovering assets such as mailboxes and SharePoint sites has been extremely easy and straightforward. There are daily snapshots per user, and we can easily navigate to a particular date and user, and recover specific items or even entire mailboxes. Backup takes a bit of time initially, but daily snapshots are much quicker.

Do you think Rubrik delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Rubrik's feature set?

Yes

Did Rubrik live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Rubrik go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Rubrik again?

Yes

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, Zoom, Microsoft Teams
I would 100% recommend Rubrik a colleague that is looking for a Microsoft 365 backup product. The product is quite solid so far, and there are supposed to be additional features added/ improved upon on. I've used other backup products and Rubrik is so straightforward that it is a no brainer M365 backup.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10
Flexible deployment
10
Management dashboard
10
Platform support
10
Retention options
10
Encryption
10

Using Rubrik

200 - Rubrik protects the data for our entire organization, this includes every department, such as accounting, operations, technology, legal, human resources, and facilities. However it is a few users that interact with Rubrik daily for recovery and backup management. This would be the helpdesk team. They would assist users on their request on restoring files.
6 - Supporting Rubrik is fairly basic, with Polaris, its cloud service, so we as long as our Azure resources are configured properly and accessible by Rubrik, it generally runs smoothly. However if there are technical issues, our helpdesk team of six would reach out to Rubrik support and request assistance on backup and restore errors.
  • Protecting one drive files
  • Protecting exchange online
  • Having a protect daily backup of our M365 presence