Unitrends is a Great Platform!
October 25, 2016

Unitrends is a Great Platform!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance

The Unitrends appliance we have onsite is used for enterprise-wide backup, archival and restore purposes. It allows for incredibly fast restore of files that have been accidentally overwritten or corrupted.
  • Backup to tape works flawlessly.
  • Restore within the backup calendar window is quick and painless.
  • I appreciate the ability to mount a backed-up partition and browse it like a current drive.
  • The Flash-based interface is archaic and slow (although I believe this will be remedied with new hardware/firmware).
  • The job queue is basic and not very informative.
  • Resolving failures are difficult to track and diagnose.
  • We have used it extensively in recovering accidentally overwritten files.
  • We have also used it extensively in recovering accidentally deleted files.
  • We were able to use our existing tape hardware to continue our disk-to-tape archival process.
I have not used any other hardware platform, but I have used several other backup software solutions... it is very beneficial to have a dedicated piece of hardware to store backups, orchestrate archives, and write off to tape.
I believe the small/medium business environment (<20 servers) is appropriate for the appliance size we have. The bland design of the interface would make managing an entire enterprise of backups a bit confusing and horrendous. We've had very few issues with the appliance itself, although troubleshooting failing backups was a bit cumbersome.

Unitrends Feature Ratings

Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression