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.

Valuable Features

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

Room for 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.

Use of Solution

I've used it for three years.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

No issues encountered.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Previous Solutions

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

Initial Setup

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

Implementation Team

We implement in-house.


I didn’t calculate it.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

For us, it's a very expensive product.

Other Solutions Considered


Other Advice

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

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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.

11 April 18
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