Unitrends has backups trending in the right direction!
May 19, 2021

Unitrends has backups trending in the right direction!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Unitrends DRaaS
  • Unitrends Forever Cloud
  • Unitrends Backup Software
  • Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
  • none

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends is being used as our primary backup application and key part of our DR and BC plan. It currently is backing up all our on-prem servers and important workstations. We use it across the entire organization and backup approximately 70 different machines. We were able to sunset our tape backup (a very manual process) and keep our data safe in the Unitrends cloud as well as on the recovery appliance itself.
  • Easy to deploy.
  • Reporting.
  • Managing jobs.
  • The recovery of specific items on file level backups can be tedious to find.
  • Support by phone.
  • Better logs for why items failed.
  • Positive - for what were paying for one SQL server to be a live backup, we were able to shut that down and protect our entire organization using Unitrends. We were able to get rid of the off-site storage costs as well as the manual process of changing out tapes.
  • The reporting and the BCDR tool for creating a disaster recovery plan is great. A lot of times we need to share our DR/BC plan for RFP's or when working with other businesses, and having a web portal to create and edit the plan and then just print to PDF, makes this whole process a breeze.

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Symantec Backup Exec was the primary tool used for backups for years. We also used Veeam for some Office 365/Exchange backups. Unitrends once configured and set up works very well against the competition. Backup Exec interface was more user friendly. The search tool for exploring backups was much better than Unitrends as well. Unitrends is much faster if you need to restore an entire VM or large file folders. Also once you have Unitrends all set up, it is very low maintenance, it just works. If something fails 9/10 it will correct itself on the next backup that is scheduled to run.
Right now, I would say 7. I think this score is generous considering an issue that happened in their data center where they lost all of our cloud backups for a period of time because of a hardware error on their side. We were credited a year worth of storage costs back, but that could have been a big issue if we needed the data. If you have multiple servers/workstations you need to backup and you just want to set something that just overall works well and you don't have to baby sit very often, then Unitrends is a good choice. Although deployment was easy with agents when we first set it up we had to go back 2 months later and redo a whole bunch of backups and change the backup types because of long backup jobs never finishing or catching up. I think if the implementation team would have spent a little more time on the type of servers and what we were backing up this could have been avoided.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Feature Ratings

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