Arcserve UDP Review

It allowed me to build a low-cost DR site that replicates from the backup, but it currently lacks SIFS (NetApp or EMC) support from the UDP console.

Valuable Features:

  • Support for physical systems
  • Agentless backup for VMware & Hyper-V
  • Global deduplication
  • Remote replication
  • Virtual standbuy

Improvements to My Organization:

With UDP, I built a low-cost DR site that replicates from the backup.

Room for Improvement:

For the next release, I'd like to see

  • SIFS (NetApp or EMC) support from the UDP console.
  • In the current version we need to integrate with Arcserv backup 16.5 NDMP module
  • Tighter integration with tape.
  • Better Integration with RHA.
  • Multi-Tenancy
  • Virtual Stand by Seamless Integration form hyper v VHDX source to VMware VMDK  

Use of Solution:

I've been using the Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP).

Deployment Issues:

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues:

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues:

No issues encountered.

Previous Solutions:

I used Backup Exec before. I switched because UDP is agentless, which works well for my VMware backup to disk, as well as being easy to sync with the remote site

Initial Setup:

The setup is straightforward, and in less than three hours, I got the first backup running.

Implementation Team:

I did it in-house.


It took us 12 months to get.

Cost and Licensing Advice:

You should go for the three year license.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Alessandro CantoniVendor

In the latest release 6.5, you can actually backup CIF path directly from the UDP console!

02 June 17
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