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What is ShadowProtect SPX?

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® provides backup and disaster recovery, data protection, and managed system migration for Windows systems on virtual and physical machines. Recover systems, applications, and data to the same or different hardware or virtual environment. If you’re working in a hybrid environment, you’ll likely appreciate being able to run one backup and recovery software solution on all workstations and servers, whether physical or virtual.

ShadowProtect SPX Details
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Product Description

ShadowProtect is trusted by IT professionals, managed service providers (MSPs), and businesses worldwide to quickly and reliably back up, restore, and migrate Windows desktops, laptops, and servers.


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StorageCraft Technology
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Year Founded
2003
HQ Location
Draper, UT
Twitter
@StorageCraft
7,741 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
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282 employees on LinkedIn®

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IT Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ShadowProtect is very fast, incorporating an image-based backups of hardware with its partitions. It surely meets the standards of our organization and larger enterprises as well. Restoring lost partitions and networks can now be easily accessed thoroughly while being independent to the hardware. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

User interface can be improved to a more modern-feel. A thorough guide on some of its advanced features also welcome. It can also be quite pricey for small-scale industries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ShadowProtect goes to show that a back-up software need not be so complicated in proving its functionality or capablility. I highly recommend this software for industries that are relatively larger with technical support teams that basically knows the way around of various software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, ShadowProtect provided our enterprise with a backup software that is very reliable, effective, fast, and covers full protection. Its main takeaway is that it uses disk images that caters on creating or using a partition of a disk to restore the whole system or a specific operation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The integration with ConnectWise Automate allows my technicians to identify any issues with daily backups quickly and easily and to escalate immediately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

If an image in the chain gets corrupted cannot restore it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resolving on premise backup solution as well as a cloud solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Operations
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

ShadowProtect SPX is simple to deploy and configure. The backups are fast and reliable. Restoring individual files or full volumes is a quick and easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Hard to find something I don't like about it. We had a couple of very old PCs that couldn't run it because running backups killed performance. But like I said those were very old PCs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed software platform that would give us reliable BDR quality backups and could be centrally monitored and managed. SPX does that all and does it well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Service Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Easy to setup and use. Works great with Storagecraft Cloud, seamless integration from local to cloud backup. Also great for starting up virtual machines for rapid spin-up of high reliability backups Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Reporting can be noisy, lots of little errors that don't affect quality of the backup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows a single service to ensure quality local backups and seamless cloud integration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The smooth and user friendly interface. It, as a whole, provides a very easy to use experience, with all aspects of the service clearly laid out - the visual aspect has tenacious attention paid to it, and really gives little to no difficulty in day to day use, or even at setup. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The requisite of purchasing from a reseller, rather than being able to easily purchase directly from the company. It took us several weeks before we were able to obtain use of the service, which I believe is more hindering to a business than of any use. The setup period is also going to be a point of issue for those not versed correctly in high end, large scale IT solutions. Service costs may be quite high as a result during the setup period. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Contact others in administrative positions if you're looking to get ahold of the product. Asking around is the only real way you'll be able to purchase a copy. It is not ideal, but should you find a reseller, it is truly an indication that you are in the position that confirms this is the right product for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Considering the size of our company, we require a consistent, trustworthy IT solution for the large amounts of data we handle day to day. Our employee's data is kept safe as a result of utilising ShadowProtect SPX, and in the event of a system failure that damages the data we keep(which has previously occurred), we were able to tend to and fix the issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Engineer
Defense & Space
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The time it takes to back up your data is minimum then other software .The replication functionality makes very easy for us to have multiple copies of same backup but in different location . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The price they are taking is so much then other software available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We have been trusting for over 2 years ShadowProtect to backup our client's data.Very reliable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have taken backup of our clients and this software has never failed us till now in last two years .It also offers an intuitive user interface that is ideal for beginners . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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What do you like best?

ShadowProtect SPX has been a huge help to our company. In fact, without it, we would have lost critical data our company needed. It has become a staple in the every day workings of our office. We cannot say enough good things about this product! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There isnt anything negative to say, this product has been a life-saver Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It has a bit of a learning curve, but give it time and it will be a breeze to use! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its a great product for backing up our data. Lots of storage too! We already would have lost a lot of data if it hadnt been backed up with this software. We make it a habit to backup all important data on a weekly basis with ShadowProtect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It takes backup images at regular intervals to provide constant protection against data loss. Create online backups and schedule automatic backups. Complete disaster recovery of your PC or laptop in minutes. ShadowProtect provides a simple view to restore or update files and folders to your existing backup images. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Price of $100 is more expensive than competitors Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A great tool for your machine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Save backups to any storage device or network location; Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Best thing about it is how easy it is to restore the one-off files that users delete. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found anything I dislike about it yet, I hope I don't find anything either. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Know where your data will be stored if you have legal issues with intellectual property. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having an onsite and offsite solution helped me replace DLT tape rotation and costs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Administrator
Insurance
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

-Low system over

-Mounting backups and Restoring are as easy as can be

-Backup Scheduling is robust allowing for incremental and full backup designation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

-Unfriendly setup process for inexperienced IT Professionals

- License is pricey compared to other options Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

ShadowProtect SPX takes time and careful consideration to be utilized properly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With ShadowProtect SPX, we are solving issues that relate to data integrity and data retention in the event of hardware/software failure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Representante de Ventas
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a very fast and efficient software to make a backup on all the little time it takes to execute it. It is very good software to get backup information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The cost of this software I don't really like Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a software that will help you a lot to get backups according to your needs. In addition to data programming and retrieval. The only thing is that you have to evaluate the cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a great help to get backup of customers in order to collect all the necessary data. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Shadow Protect has the ability to restore full VM's to new storage locations and spin up a VM if it fails. Save Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no ability to do file searching, only browsing of restore points that have to be individually mounted Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're looking for a backup solution with DR capabilities (ability to spin up VM from backup), then this works fine. Saves the overhead on VMWare while using VEEAM, but it still uses VSS for backup and is taxing on system resources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provided alternative to VEEAM and allows for off-site replication of data. Has saved us some headaches for having no off-site solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network admin
Wholesale
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pretty functional and comprehensive. Can keep users from changing settings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not very detailed on some reports. Not very intuitive for basic user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It backs up our file server and Exchange server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My Co workers and I have used this as our safety net. Every feature has worked as promised. It was an easy transition to have some backup files transferred to another system. We have never worried about our files because it backups all of our computers without us even realizing it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The support system could be a little better. But we fix our own problems too Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Since we aren't worried about losing any of our files. We are able to supply the best customer service to the people. Definitely an easy system to figure out once you get the hang of it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Consistently works well. We don't have to worry about backups because they just run and work when we need to access them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We use Kaseya, and the interface with ShadowProtect is pathetic . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick fallback incase of just about any issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Technology Lead
Printing
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The backup exploration is really helpful, we use in combination with our BDR system. It's very in-depth and has been invaluable to our company. The VirtualBoot option is an option we've used less-often, but it's nice to have that safety net available to us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The licensing for us at least is by-server. This ends up being a very costly expense for an appliance that in an ideal world we'd never have to use.

Potentially this is the fault of our reseller, I inherited this system from my predecessor and overall while it's been great software, I've been unable to justify the price point. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are cheaper options for smaller companies I would consider. Veeam and BackupExec both have similar features that for a cheaper price will get the job done.

However if you would like the full in-dept suite of applications this allows you to use, and if the budget is there for it. ShadowProtect has been a boon to our data security. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An entire backup strategy, for both web and SQL applications. The hourly snapshot backups have been remarkably useful. I wish it would integrate with SQL more to create .BAK files instead of a manual maintenance plan being put into effect, but overall it's been very solid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

ShadowProtect does a good job of successfully backing up volumes at increments as frequently as 15 minutes. Mounting those incremental backups is easy and fast making searching for that file a user deleted "sometime in the last day or two" simple.

The Replication functionality makes having multiple copies of the same backup site in different location simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a lack of a central management console to easily be able to manage all backups at once. The backup solution is not application aware like other solutions.

The replication tool can use up a lot of system resources when replicating large backup sets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to grant the ability to mount and search backups to some lower level users by changing where backups were stored and what encryption password is on them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Operations
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The performance and reliability of the software is best in the business. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I really don't have anything negative to say about ShadowProtect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you work with a good integrator. ShadowProtect is a powerful product, but should be implemented carefully by someone who knows what they are doing. Lots of BDR solutions use ShadowProtect on the back-end also, so there are a lot of options on the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup and disaster recovery. Our Backup solution uses Shadowprotect VSS snapshots for continuous data protection. Full backup images are taken as often as every 15 minutes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is without a doubt the fastest backup software on the market. I've been using ShadowProtect to protect my clients and it has always been 100% reliable. Love the explore - restore feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Very expensive, all competitors are much cheaper. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Apart from being very expensive this software is amazing. Would recommend to anyone that isn't short on money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been trusting for over 5 years ShadowProtect to backup my client's data. It has never failed me. Very reliable. Offers an intuitive user interface that is ideal for beginners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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