Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery the all in one backup solution.
Updated February 11, 2022

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery the all in one backup solution.

Edwin Labirua | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

We utilize Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery on our facilities that have a VMWare implementation. We also use it to backup MS SQL databases on these locations. The business problems is solves is how to back up VMWare servers and provide instant recovery of the virtual machine off the Unitrends appliance disks until the virtual machine can be recovered back to VMWare.
  • Backup VMWare virtual machines.
  • Instant recovery of virtual machine in the event the virtual machine is done.
  • Ability to backup databases such as Microsoft SQL.
  • Use cloud provides for offsite data retention.
  • Appliance replacement when space requirements expand.
  • Cloud storage can't use Azure blob storage.
  • Inability to restore configuration and data when appliance is replaced.
  • Provide instant recovery of virtual machines.
  • Incremental forever backups, helps with maximizing storage capacity.
  • Cloud component eliminates the need for storage cost for offsite data retention.
  • Ability to backup databases such as Microsoft SQL, etc.

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Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery provide more features than Synology DiskStation. Unlike the Synology DiskStation it has instant recovery features and can backup databases, Microsoft SQL, etc. Both are capable of deduplication and compression and can backup VMWare virtual machines. Veritas Backup Exec does not have deduplication and compression features when backing up data to the cloud. Unitrends is also better on licensing. Unlike Backup Exec, it's a capacity base licensing and not per seat.
Unitrends Data Center Backup Backup and Recovery is well suited for VMWare backups. It's fairly easy to configure and the learning curve is not steep. We like that you just have to add the VCenter to the appliance and can discover the virtual machines available. The setup to connect to a cloud provider is also easy to set up.

Unitrends Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression