Set it and (mostly) forget it.
August 16, 2016

Set it and (mostly) forget it.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

We use a Unitrends appliance for our backups. Initially we had a mix of mostly physical boxes and a few virtuals. Overtime, we've gone to almost all virtual machines, with only a couple physicals left. Unitrends handles both very well, and made the transition much nicer. I've never had any real issues, and I do not like to babysit backups. All I need to do is have a fast look at my daily backup report each morning to make sure everything went fine, which is always the case.
  • It's mostly hands off, once set.
  • Disaster recovery, especially with VMware is a no brainer.
  • I like to be able to spin a VM up on the Unitrends appliance itself if I wish.
  • With the new interface most of my little complains disappeared. I did not care for the flash interface -- so I am happy about the change.
  • I wish good options for replicating data were cheaper.
  • I try to rely on backups as a last resort, so I have only had to do one disaster recovery job. And it worked perfectly.

I've used many of the older style backup software products over the years (Symantec, Arcserve etc). This is in a whole different league. This is the first of this type I have used. I did a lot of research, and at the time Unitrends covered all my bases. I also appreciated the strong community presence on Spiceworks - it helped my decision making process, and support has been impeccable.

Would I choose Veeam now that I am mostly virtual? I don't know. Probably not, since I have not had any problems or found any real limitations.

Works well in a mixed environment. Having one well working solution while transitioning from mostly physicals to mostly virtual was very important to me.

I wish Exchange item level backup was native to Unitrends. You'll need to go third party for this.

Unitrends Feature Ratings

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