Micro Focus Data Protector Review

Since it has the capability to do seamless integration with each of the OS's and hypervisors, this makes it a complete solution for my environment.

Valuable Features:

I have a multi operating system and multi virtualization platform infrastructure which includes Windows, Linux, HP Unix, VMware, Hyper-V, HP VM, etc. Since HP Data Protector has the capability to do seamless integration with each of the OS's and hypervisors, this makes it a complete solution for my environment. This feature is really valuable for me.

Improvements to My Organization:

I have been using this product for my customer’s infrastructure. It has helped to keep away backup-related concerns and has provided consistent backup for a long time without intervention and with much less administration. The reporting feature keeps you updated about the backup status. 

Room for Improvement:

I have SUSE XEN virtualization set up in my environment. HP Data Protector does not provide integration with it, and I would like to see it integrate with XEN in a future release. I would also like to see an improvement in its user management. I am still not able to integrate its user authentication with Active Directory even after talking to support from HP.

Use of Solution:

I have been using HP Data Protector for almost three years.

Deployment Issues:

There have been no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues:

There have been no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues:

There have been no issues with the scalability.

Customer Service:

The customer support is quite responsive and often able to handle issues technically. In rare cases, the case will be escalated.

Previous Solutions:

I haven't used any other products on such a large scale.

Initial Setup:

The initial setup was quite easy.

Implementation Team:

I was able to deploy it myself when I was a first time user of the product. The documentation of the product is quite impressive.


I found the product really useful and it fulfills almost all of my needs which is ROI for me.

Cost and Licensing Advice:

Licensing of the product is component-wise; I found it quite expensive when it comes to online backup.

Other Advice:

People should consider the infrastructure size and type before selecting the product. It is quite good for managing a multi-technology infrastructure. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employeesReal User

Xen support has been around for a while. I remember using it when I was in China in 2012. It's just a bunch of scripts to use as pre-exec and post-exec commands on a filesystem backup. You can find them on the DP7 or DP8.0 media (there's a folder called "Xen"). If you can't find them I can probably dig them up for you.

If the problem with your AD integration is the cn has a space in it, try these instructions: http://blog.ifost.org.au/2015/07/configuring-data-protector-with-ldap.html

18 March 16
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