Catalogic DPX Review

We use it to backup some high output critical physical servers, knowing that in case of disaster we could still recover to our VM environment. The user interface needs improvement.


Valuable Features:

Catalogic has great features including the ability to P2V from snapvaults, and recently the addition of agent-less backups for Linux. The integration modules are really good, specifically the Exchange Restore/Audit tool, allowing us to identify duplicate records during e-discoveries. We save a lot of time not having to clean-up duplicate records produced during these e-discovery requirements. The ability to map drives from prior backups and clone virtual machines works well. 

Improvements to My Organization:

We used Catalogic to virtualize multiple physical servers, and also use it to backup some high output critical physical servers, knowing that in case of disaster we could still recover to our vm environment. Our main use for the product is to backup/instant recover virtual machines, and to support recovery of Sharepoint and Exchange.The Exchange tool for eDiscovery is very good, it is our favorite feature.

Room for Improvement:

The user interface needs improvement, the selection boxes to select a backup job are very small not adequate for managing 400+ backup jobs, we only see 8 job names in the small scroll window. The scheduler features are lacking, we must edit backup specs to reach the option to change the schedule. The new reporting feature has greatly improved the product, prior to this it was very difficult to have a full view of our backup schedules when scheduling a new job. Since the move from Syncsort to Catalogic, the quality control of upgrades has diminished and backups that used to work could not be restored without contacting Catalogic for a fix. We still see a lot of value in the product, but hope that the next few updates will not cause more issues...  We wanted a mission critical enterprise solution, and sincerely hope that the future upgrades will bring the product back on track. 

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