Unitrends Initial Setup

Greg G
Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial setup is pretty straightforward if the planning is done well. It is very important to realize that it isn't just a plug and play thing. You must do proper planning and get your capacities right. You can't just do a lackadaisical implementation. So it is not straightforward, but it's very well sorted out by the time it goes into production. They do provide templates for the setup and essentially they give you an entire project plan. The time it takes to deploy the program will depend on the size of the customer. A small client's deployment will be very fast. But you have to plan first and have to look at the client's capacity, how much they're backing up and how often they're backing up. Then you can cut their RTO's and RPO's down. You must include the business planning, what their objectives are, and then fit everything within that framework. If you try to miss a few steps and wing it, the program won't work for you. View full review »
SenInfra8967
Senior Infrastructure Analyst with 51-200 employees
I was not involved with the initial setup. It was inherited by me. View full review »
Aaron Krytus
Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
Initial setup is very easy and straight foreword. You will need to program the Unitrends appliance with network configurations. Next will be installing the client on each workstation. This can be pushed on Windows 7 and earlier. Server 2012 and Windows 8 will require you to visit each workstation. Configuring some of the advanced features however can be very tedious and difficult. A call to Unitrends support more than likely will be necessary. View full review »
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Joseph Colon
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Very simple. You just put in a name and an IP address, then browse to the website to get to the console, deploy agents, and start backing it up. View full review »
Ken Edgar
Unix/Apple System Administrator at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Initial setup was not difficult, but did require planning. View full review »
Andrew-Murphy
Systems Administrator at a construction company with 51-200 employees
I didn't do the initial setup. However, when we converted the second remote to a local support, they guided me through the entire process. View full review »
Greg Forquer
Director of Information Technology at a legal firm with 201-500 employees
It was straightforward in the initial setup, but a bit more complex in the tuning and tweaking. View full review »
Mark Pearson
Network Administrator at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
Fairly easy, once I got my head around the way they set retention policies. View full review »
Bartt Nelson
IT Director at a government
Very straightforward. View full review »
Brandon Hetzer
Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
It was probably as simple as could be considering that every environment will need some amount of tweaking. View full review »
Eric Wesley
Senior Network Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was actually very straightfoward View full review »
itmanage759144
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. View full review »
itmanage759144
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was straightforward. We received help once we were up. View full review »
reviewer753399
Technology Director at a non-tech company
I had excellent help from my reseller. View full review »
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