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Adnan Hassan
Real User
Lead Technical Specialist at a tech services company
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature of this product is the backup of any data, i.e. it could be databases or Z files, or anything. For us, the main two... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can give examples in term of the databases: the Exchange databases, the email databases or the flag files. It has improved the working of our... more»

What needs improvement?

The stability, reliability of the product and the features that are available in this application are very good. However, it's not too stable... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We are actually using two to three solutions at the moment. We are using the Arcserve Backup as they have also been a major player in the market... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's an easy software to set up and also, to backup and restore your files. It's user-friendly, it's not very complex and a person with limited... more»
Barry Dutchak
Real User
Director, Information Technology at a newspaper with 51-200 employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The greatest benefit of this software is its reliability. The ability to offload backup snapshots to the SAN helps with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There’s not much a backup software can do to the organization but its features enable us to have an inexpensive data... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to address the confusing recovery dialogue. When you go through the recovery of just a single file within a... more»

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

If you have Exchange, Oracle, SQL, or a supported SAN, then I suggest getting at least an Enterprise edition. It’ll pay... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I’ve used traditional backup software that was based on tape and their move to VM backups still used this model. I... more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest that you have another set of backups than just a deduping appliance that replicates offsite. This ‘second’... more»
Marcel Guery
Consultant
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 24 2017

What is most valuable?

I found the restore operations feature the most valuable.

What needs improvement?

* A legacy backup (daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly) would be good, this means a backup plan (native in TSM Server) that would include the... more»

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

The product has always been too expensive and not very easy to negotiate.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used NetBackup and eVault because of the stability, the possible evolutions, and the available capacities.

What other advice do I have?

Follow all the documentation and do the simple things initially. Do not define complex processes. During periods of crisis, it will be necessary... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
System Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 23 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus Data Protector?

How has it helped my organization?: It provides us with reliable backups and restores. • What is most valuable?: The reliability of HP Data Protector is the most valuable feature for us. • What needs improvement?: The graphical interface needs to be improved. • 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: It's great. Technical Support: It's great. • Which solutions did we use previously?: We used Arcserve 2000, and switched because Data Protector is more reliable and the licensing options are better. • How was the initial setup?: It was mostly straightforward....

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