Overall Best Choice Backup Appliance
Updated November 02, 2016

Overall Best Choice Backup Appliance

Scott Snodgrass | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

Our Unitrends Recovery Backup Appliance is currently responsible for creating daily and weekly backups of all our servers at the file level. This includes our file storage, domain controller and users' files. It is also responsible for creating backups of our Microsoft SQL Server databases and Exchange server mailbox database. It is only used by the information technology department.
  • Simple process for restoring files on any backup.
  • Scheduling backups and adding clients is a quick and easy process.
  • Reports that are emailed to me every day are informative and alert me if a backup failed.
  • The inability to add additional storage to the physical appliance forced us to upgrade to a new system which was much more expensive.
  • The UI can be difficult to navigate at times.
  • Our Unitrends appliance has allowed us to save hours of lost work due to accidental deletion by a user.
  • SQL database backups allowed us to restore a database after an accident.
We considered Veeam during the process of selecting a new backup appliance, but at the time we did not focus on virtualization as much as we do today. We needed backups of physical and virtual systems for file-level protection. Unitrends includes all of these features in one box that is easy to deploy, create backup schedules and leave it alone. The Unitrends appliance is there in case of emergencies and is reliable when the times comes.
The Unitrends Recovery Backup Appliance has worked very well for creating and storing file-level backups of our appliance. It does not allow for upgrading storage however and the only solution is to purchase another appliance if the backups appliance is low on storage.

Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery Feature Ratings

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

Using Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance