Micro Focus Data Protector Review

It performs quick restores and integrates with multiple applications, but although new installations were problem-free, I found some problems with the IDB errors upgrading from v7 to v8.

Valuable Features

The integrations with other applications, for example SQL, Oracle, and Exchange is valuable. Also, especially valuable is the granular mailbox backup.

Improvements to My Organization

  • It's use is intuitive
  • Performs quick restores
  • Integrates with multiples applications

Use of Solution

In this company, I’ve used this product for five years, but I used this product in my last company, at an HP partner where I did a lot of installations. I've used it from v5 to v8.

Deployment Issues

In new installations I’ve never found any problems, but with the upgrade from v7 to v8, I found some problems with the IDB errors.

There have also been issues with Exchange integration misconfigurations and licenses.

Stability Issues

In v7, some W2012 clients fail occasionally.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It's perfect.

Technical Support:

It's perfect.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was used.

Initial Setup

The initial set-up is very intuitive.

Implementation Team

I’ve implemented the solution as HP partner and as final customer.

Other Solutions Considered

No other options evaluated.

Other Advice

There are some issues with W2012 server clients. HP's solution is to update Data Protector version 8 or 9.

I would advise that you to test the product with all the options.

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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