Micro Focus Data Protector Review

A few of the most valuable features for us are backup and restore, the SQL databases, and the exchange and VM's on tape libraries and disks.


What is most valuable?

A few of the most valuable features for us are backup and restore, the SQL databases, and the exchange and VM's on tape libraries and disks.

How has it helped my organization?

We can do backups and restores easier and quicker than before.

What needs improvement?

The Virtual Environment component needs to be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've used it for 10 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There have been no issues with the deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Sometimes a few of Data Protector's services do not start automatically even if they are set to do so.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had no issues with the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is a 9/10.

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

We just used NTBackup.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward and quite simple.

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

It has lower prices than its competitors, especially for advanced backup to disk.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Veritas Backup Exec.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a heterogeneous environment, then this is the right product for you.

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