Micro Focus Data Protector Review

I've used it for 8 years now, since v5.5, and I've found that it backs up and restores our company's various systems without issue.


How has it helped my organization?

I can backup and restore our company’s various systems without issue.

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to use and the interaction with various systems is very handy.

What needs improvement?

  • I'd like to be able to pause a job rather than to abort it; and
  • I'd like to know which file or folder is being backed up while the job is running.
  • Faster VEAgent Restores

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 is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

In my experience, the customer service was very good and helpful.

Technical Support:

Technical support was very good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used Backup Exec in a previous position. I only switched solutions because I changed changed jobs, and my current company uses Data Protector.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation was done in-house.

What was our ROI?

Our return on investment has been better restorations.

What other advice do I have?

Get it and use it. Read the manuals well before implementing and have a test environment in place, especially for upgrades.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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