Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance
We utilize the Unitrends appliances across our entire organization with multiple buildings and departments. Our environment consists of physical and virtual servers using Hyper-V and Windows operating systems. Exchange and Microsoft SQL servers are a part of our environment and they are also backed up by Unitrends. We also use Unitrends to back up selected PCs.
- Unitrends has backed up our Exchange 2013 servers and mail database with out fail and we have been able to restore mailboxes easily.
- We use Unitrends to perform backups of our Microsoft SQL 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2012 databases.
- Our company has been hit by the CryptoLocker virus and we have been able to restore locked files on multiple servers in a matter of hours without having to pay a ransom for an encryption key.
- Integration with our Microsoft AD has been a problem.
- When creating backup schedules it would be nice to be able to see all the backup schedules on a single calendar to try to minimize the number of backups running concurrently.
- Updating clients on servers seems to be a problem from the Unitrends appliance. It is easier to log into the individual servers and install the new client.
- We have not needed to pay ransomware costs.
- I no longer need to worry about corrupted backup files using Windows Server backup when trying to restore specific files.
In the past I have used Symantec Backup Exec, Windows Server backup and also Windows System Center. Unitrends is easier to use and I don't have to worry about licensing. Unitrends prices based on disk size not the number of units being backed up.
Unitrends has worked well to combat Ransomware infections. Normal backups and the reporting of successful and unsuccessful backups makes it easy to see what is happening each day and address any problems. SO far it has worked well with all of the Windows operating systems from desktops to servers.