Great for the Price
September 30, 2016

Great for the Price

Jonathon Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Our Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance is used as the primary backup for our network. Primarily, it does a file level backup of our primary network file shares and a machine level backup of our hyper-v virtual machines. We also use it to copy backups to the cloud. We also use it for application backup such as SQL server and Exchange.
  • Easy file-level backup and recovery.
  • Manages available storage and retention easily and well.
  • Excellent support and feedback.
  • Excellent installation team.
  • Cloud backup and features are clunky.
  • Recovery of Exchange item on the document level is involved.
  • Replaced expensive tape backups.
  • Has saved lots of time finding the backup to restore "accidentally" deleted files.
This was much better than the tape backup solution because tapes were awful. Unitrends Appliance was also cheaper than a number of enterprise level similar appliances (Barracuda).
In a medium to large sized network, a single or pair or Unitrends Recovery Series Appliances would work really well. It does a great job backing up virtual machines and only requires a software agent on the host. It is easier to do an offsite backup if you use a second appliance or Unitrends's proprietary cloud storage. It has limited third party storage options and the Google Cloud Services option doesn't work well. I didn't try to use AWS and Azure wasn't an option.

Unitrends 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
Not Rated