Micro Focus Data Protector Pros and Cons

Micro Focus Data Protector Pros

Arnel Damasin
Datacenter Engineer at Al Ittefaq Steel Products Company
Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself.
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reviewer1453650
Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.
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Ola Zaher
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
The feature that was most valuable was that we could restore one mailbox and we could do different backups for different databases.
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reviewer1453221
Head of Virtualization and IT Services Area at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability of the product seems to be quite good.
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Zied Chelbi
Project Engineer at Tunelec
Regarding scalability, it's unlimited with Data Protector. You can link multiple installations and let them work together. They can share backup devices. You have many possibilities with Data Protector. It's very proficient.
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Aamir Majeed
Storage / Backup Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration.
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Tuan Phan Anh
Technical Manager at ONE Corp.
I have used Micro Focus Data Protector for the file backup facilities. My primary use of the software is to backup file data.
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StevenJamal
Enterprise Engineer at Computech Limited
The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.
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BolajiOlaloku
Enterprise Storage Management and UNIX System Administration+. at Access Bank Plc
The solution allows us to be able to backup and exchange directly, to backup Microsoft exchange.
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Abuzaid Saad
Head, IT Network, Security & Data Center at ARABSAT
Performs the backup properly and protects our data.
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Micro Focus Data Protector Cons

Arnel Damasin
Datacenter Engineer at Al Ittefaq Steel Products Company
If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.
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reviewer1453650
Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.
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Ola Zaher
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
It's very expensive compared to Veeam and other similar solutions.
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reviewer1453221
Head of Virtualization and IT Services Area at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Other tools seem to be easier to use.
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Zied Chelbi
Project Engineer at Tunelec
People prefer Veeam because the interface is easier, and Data Protector is difficult in comparison.
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Aamir Majeed
Storage / Backup Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on.
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Tuan Phan Anh
Technical Manager at ONE Corp.
They should design the solution so that it is much easier for deployment and make the UI easy to use.
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StevenJamal
Enterprise Engineer at Computech Limited
I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement.
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BolajiOlaloku
Enterprise Storage Management and UNIX System Administration+. at Access Bank Plc
The solution is not intuitive enough. I think they should work on the user experience and the graphical interface. These can be a lot better.
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Abuzaid Saad
Head, IT Network, Security & Data Center at ARABSAT
The technical support is poor and should be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Micro Focus Data Protector. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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