Micro Focus Data Protector Review

It provides us with backups of both DB2 and HP-UX, yet it doesn't allow for scheduling or selecting backup options on a per-server basis.

What is most valuable?

It has the ability to backup both DB2 (IBM's RDBMS) and HP-UX (HP's Unix OS).

What needs improvement?

The ability to schedule and to select backup options on a per-server basis.

By comparison, Backup Exec has a nice way to select what to backup and where to backup.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched because we needed to backup DB2 and HP-UX.

How was the initial setup?

It's very difficult to understand the interface initially. Without support, it is difficult to configure and understand the solution.

What about the implementation team?

We implement in-house.

What was our ROI?

I didn’t calculate it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For us, it's a very expensive product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?


What other advice do I have?

I recommend not to implement Data Protector, as it is not friendly and you need to have a dedicated person to administer it.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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author avatarMS Alam
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i used data protest 6 and 7 but in this product i seen very familiar to use and handle the situation. but it not 100 percent recover exchange database file means some time its getting fails on testing. for my advise this is good for small data backup. but not for disaster recovery.