Unitrends for "Peace of Mind" Backups and Recovery
March 02, 2021

Unitrends for "Peace of Mind" Backups and Recovery

Derek Lawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Unitrends Backup Software

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

We have been using Unitrends Backup for the past four years in an education environment. We currently run incremental forever backups on all our servers and replicate them to an offsite appliance. We have had several recoveries as a result of malware or phishing attempts and each recovery has been painless. Down for less than two hours, the time it took to restore from backup. I can confidently recommend Unitrends as a backup solution for anyone who wants to move to a "set it and forget it" backup scheme.

As I read through some of the other reviews of Unitrends on the TrustRadius site, I see than some of the lesser reviews indicate there are issues with the Unitrends hardware or appliances, consumer grade drives, etc. We deployed Unitrends on two HP DL380s, both with over 30 TB of usable storage, one for our local data center and one for our disaster recovery site. Our annual support costs are minimal, as I understand maintenance on the Unitrends appliances are considerably higher. We get all the benefits of Unitrends backup and recovery while using our own internally supported hardware. Couldn't be easier.
  • Recovery.
  • Peace of mind.
  • Speed.
  • Compliance.
  • Very infrequent but sometimes backups must be recreated.
  • UI could be more customizable.
  • Backup reporting could use more detail.
  • Cost effective.
  • Licensing model is easy to understand.
  • Support is stellar.

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I have primarily used Backup Exec in previous positions, though I have used many different versions. In comparison with Unitrends, the Backup Exec licensing model is prohibitively expensive. The interface is somewhat cumbersome to use. Recovery does not always go as planned. I have yet to experience a recovery failure with Unitrends. Bare metal recoveries work flawlessly.
Unitrends Backup should be deployed where backups should be readily available and ease of use is required. With more than 25 years in the industry, I have yet to find an easier solution to set up and configure. It just works.

Unitrends Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression