Unitrends Review
July 26, 2016

Unitrends Review

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

We use Unitrends to back up the entire network. From file servers to SQL databases. It backs up everything for us. Previously we used tape backup and that process was slow and often had failures. Unitrends backs up the entire network with quickness and we can now back up everything instead of just picking and choosing like we did with the tape backup.
  • Unitrends backs up file servers exceptionally well. We use the incremental forever strategy and we currently get about 45 days of available backups on the appliance per server and we are able to also keep 7 days worth of SQL backups.
  • Recovery is a breeze. Browse to the location of the file that needs to be restored and then click restore. A few seconds later the file is back where it needs to be.
  • Archiving is very easy. Place a hard drive into the archiving unit, let the archive schedule run and we now have a complete backup from the previous month we can move to another location for safety.
  • The web interface is a bit old. They are in beta with a new version, but it takes some getting used to.
  • Some of the functions within backing up and restoring can be confusing until you get the hang of it.
  • Pushing updated client software still does not work in Windows 2012. That needs to be addressed.
  • We have been able to recover files that were accidentally deleted within minutes vs. within hours if we had been using tape.
  • We were able to spin up a VM that had crashed from a good backup and keep it running until the restore completed and we were then able to move to the restore the VM.
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We did not test or look into any other products. After hearing several positive accounts of Unitrends, the decision was made to go with them.
Unitrends is well suited for any company seeking to have a backup solution that is capable of backing up the entire network for the company. If you and your company only need to back up a few items or possibly one server, Unitrends may be a bit to much for your needs.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Instant recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
Not Rated
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
7
Snapshots
Not Rated