Quorum OnQ Room for Improvement

KevinKelcey
Director of IT at City of Gainesville Texas
I would really like it if they followed comparable products from other vendors and had an option where you could offload to tape. I know it sounds incredibly antiquated, but the benefit I see is that there would be a better air gap than you have with backing up to an online source. For instance, if somebody were to get onto your network, whether it's this device or any other device, they could destroy your primary backup. And they could tell it to delete all those hosts off of the cloud, and it does so because, in the normal lifecycle of servers, you take servers on and offline all the time, so that functionality has to exist. That could leave you with a network with nothing, and no backups. But if you were taking your Quorum, or your other disaster recovery device, and dropping it to tape every week or every month for long-term retention, while the malicious actor could still do the exact same process, it would be pretty tough for them to destroy the tapes that are in a safe that have been in there every week for the entire year. That is one feature that I think would add a layer of security. It's a feature that other vendors have, and one which would help set an IT person's mind at ease knowing that, while it is an old technology, the benefit is there and the availability is there. View full review »
SteveDenger
IT Manager at Trinity Logistics Corp
We tend to run a broad generational range of server OS's. We have everything from Windows 2003 to 2016 in production. The only thing that I've ever found fault with is that they have phased out support for 2003 Servers. In our case, we have quite a few of those in production. That's a risk we take by doing that. We can't expect the world will stop and wait for us forever. But that really is the only thing I've ever had issue with: If I lose an older one it's a little bit more difficult to recover. They can recover it, by the way. Not all is lost. View full review »
Darryl D
VP Director of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Upgrading the software on the appliance feels to me like it's going to be a little bit more work than I originally anticipated. The process for moving the VM off of the Quorum appliance and back into the production network again requires quite a number of steps. I don't know if there can be any improvement made on that, but in looking at it, I found it was pretty lengthy. There were quite a number of steps there so I requested that one of the Quorum engineers perform the process, which they were happy to do. That part was great. They were able to get that VM moved over from the appliance to my production network again and everything was fine. View full review »
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Sean Fiandaca
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
I don't love the scheduler, as I think that interface could use an overhaul. I have always managed to get it to work the way I wanted it to, but it could be nicer and more user-friendly. Having to pick that a job repeats every 23:59 is a bit ridiculous in this day and age. View full review »
Bo Heinemeyer
Director of Technology at a financial services firm
At times the email notifications don't go out, but a quick reset always fixes that problem. View full review »
Enrique C.
IT Adminsitrator at a software R&D company with 11-50 employees
We have had one issue with backups for SQL servers. We found that some of the live SQL databases we were backing up would be inconsistent when we would restore them. We now have to consistently monitor the integrity of those databases. View full review »
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