Uni backup for the win
April 22, 2021

Uni backup for the win

Jeff Hauser | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Unitrends Forever Cloud
  • Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

The Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery backups all of our server and computing systems. One feature is it can backup IBM AIX along with windows servers. That was a key for us and saved a fair amount of complexity by having one backup system. We use the standard file by file backup for some of our data and [for] others we use the complete image backups. VMware backups are painless and efficient. Based on VMware snapshots set to do incremental forever and the system does [an] automatic consolidation every week or so they call a synthetic backup. SQL Server and MS Exchange have specific agents that will [back up] their specific [database] types. Lastly, we send a portion of our data to their forever cloud for disaster recovery and compliance.
  • Snapshot backups
  • Compression
  • Easy off site
  • Purpose build appliance
  • No Object level restore for MS Active Directory
  • Make it simpler to use eternal devices for special backups and related
  • Single appliance for multiple system types saves hardware costs and skills/ people time

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  • Veeam Backup & Replication
Storage needs are very great for Veeam and licensing can be costly and complex. Most of the features are the same or similar. Veeam is much better at object-level restores. Purpose build appliance[s] with [their] own storage is a large [benefit] for a company our size with limited space and in-house support.
SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA), SonicWall NSA Series, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
Backup multiple types of operating systems on one device. Windows, Linux, AIX and more. Can mount a virtual machine back to the appliance and start it up to use temporarily while getting a host back on line or just to mount and retrieve some needed files without doing a full restore. Agent backups can truncate logs for SQL and Exchange and also backup the whole machine as a virtual machine backup so data loss is at a minimum.

Unitrends Feature Ratings

Instant recovery
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression