Unitrends is great for file level backups
April 21, 2021

Unitrends is great for file level backups

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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  • Unitrends Backup Software

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

We currently utilize Unitrends across our organization as our backup solution for multiple building servers and services. In the past we have utilized it to restore deleted or corrupted data on shared drives from data servers and to restore SQL databases. These tasks were incredibly simple to do using Unitrends. We really like the ability to do file level recovery. This is useful when a staff member or student accidentally deletes a few files from a shared drive or folder. We don't necessarily want to restore an entire server or drive, so it's nice that we can path into the backup and grab just the missing files that we need. The SQL restore was great as well. It not only restored the database but also setting involved with the application that the database was associated with. This made restoring the corrupted server extremely simple.
  • File level restoration.
  • SQL Database restoration.
  • Managing multiple backup routines.
  • The new user interface seems to be missing some of the functionality of the old interface.
  • Better organization in the interface.
  • Unitrends has saved us in several instances when students or staff have completely wiped out an entire drive's worth of data.
  • Unitrends was able to restore one of our SQL databases when it was corrupted and was able to restore functionality to a mission critical server.
  • Unitrends was able to completely restore old email archives that were needed for several different legal issues.

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We haven't really used other backup solutions in our corporation other than Unitrends. Unitrends has been able to do what we need it to do and we have not needed to search for other solutions. Our VM's [are] backed up using their internal tools, but I do not consider that a comparable product to Unitrends.
Unitrends is great for file level recovery and database recovery. As stated previously, we have used Unitrends extensively for that and it has performed great. Unitrends is especially useful for physical servers as well. Unitrends full backups are slightly unnecessary now with virtual servers though. Most of our virtual servers now just have their VM's cloned on a schedule for backups. This means when a server goes down, we can just restore it from the clone and be back up and running within minutes. Unitrends still is useful though on those servers for individual file recovery.

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
Not Rated
Not Rated