Easy and it works.
August 05, 2016

Easy and it works.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

We use Unitrends Recovery Series for our whole organization. As a small IT shop with only one person, a simple reliable system is required. I selected Unitrends, installed and configured the system and haven't looked back since. It performs our backups and replicates to our off-site location without any intervention. Any time we have had issues, calling support is a pleasure. They answer quickly and fix any problem quickly and professionally.
  • Backups. (I would hope so.) The files are backed up on the schedule that I configure. The wizards make configuring the schedules easy.
  • DeDuplication. Having an off-site location is of course essential, being a small company, we can't afford huge 10 Gb pipes between our main location and our off-site. Having good DeDuplication means less data has to be transmitted and we can use a smaller pipe.
  • Reports. I get an email about the status of the backups and replication every morning meaning that I don't have to log into the appliance to check, I can do it when I am checking my email in the morning.
  • I personally had problems pushing the agents out to the servers from the appliance. The file was easily downloaded from their website and installed on the servers.
  • Luckily we haven't had any really bad issues. Any issues we had where a file was corrupted or needed to be restored were completed in just a few minutes.
Price and ease of use were the main decision factors. Putting a more expensive or more complicated solution in would have been detrimental. Being a one person shop, I don't have time to babysit my backups.
It is great for a configure it and forget it solution. It works.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Feature Ratings

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