Unitrends - Recovery for the masses!
October 07, 2016

Unitrends - Recovery for the masses!

Bear Golightly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

We use Unitrends Recovery-series appliances to provide backup operations, and to replicate hot copies to an off-site location.

Unitrends primarily addresses the "we lost all our data" business problem.
  • Easy UI
  • Easy to read/understand daily reports
  • Easy to configure assets
  • Easy to create/understand the backup jobs
  • Two years later, the Satori UI still doesn't have feature parity with the legacy UI, and the legacy UI is horrifying to use.
  • The way assets are displayed often doesn't make any sense (flat list) and you can't re-sort the list.
  • The way replication is configured could use some work.
  • You can't place assets on an "ignore list", so the dashboard always shows a number of unprotected assets (test databases, VMs, etc.) that we don't care about and would prefer to not hear about anymore.
  • "Aliasing out" a backup asset to back it up in multiple parts is cumbersome and tiresome.
  • Recovered an Exchange database after a database corruption
  • Recovered a bunch of files after someone got ransomware'd
  • Recovered several VMs over the last 2 years
Backup Exec should be bolted to a concrete block, set on fire, and pushed off the end of a pier. Unitrends is the opposite.
Unitrends seems pretty well suited for most small to medium sized businesses, perhaps some larger enterprises as well.

Unitrends falls down when trying to back up over a million files or 1TB at a time. Certain job types just don't work and have to be split up ("aliased"), which is cumbersome.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
7
Instant recovery
8
Recovery verification
9
Business application protection
9
Multiple backup destinations
Not Rated
Incremental backup identification
9
Backup to the cloud
Not Rated
Deduplication and file compression
9
Snapshots
8