Micro Focus Data Protector Review
Integration with RMAN is very stable, robust and provides good diagnostics features to troubleshoot backup issues.


Valuable Features:

Integration with Oracle RMAN.

Improvements to My Organization:

HP Data Protector integration with RMAN is very stable, robust and provides good diagnostics features to troubleshoot backup issues.

Use of Solution:

10+ years (since it was called Omniback)

Initial Setup:

Straight forward.

We use it for all our

  1. Oracle Database and applications
  2. File servers
  3. VMWare environment [SQL Servers, business & Intranet applications etc]

We had an issue during implementation of off-host LAN free backup of vSphere virtual machines using HP Data Protector. However that was mainly due to limited knowledge of the consulting company implementing the solution. After the implementation we didn’t face any issues.

Implementation Team:

A vendor team of HP. 

I would rate them a 3/5, for the following reasons:

  • It took a long time to resolve some of the implementation issues.
  • They didn’t recommend the best practices for managing backups in a VMware environment

Other Advice:

I have not used any other backup products. However HP DP works well with leading technologies like Oracle, VMware.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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