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Anonymous User
Real User
Data Center Manager at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to automatically detect and secure new data sources without requiring manual configuration intervention. * Has… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Customers have been able to utilize multiple data protection schemes to be implemented with a single point of contact. *… more»

What needs improvement?

Data Protector's main single point of weakness is its GUI. While being very easy to use and intuitively constructed to… more»

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

Pricing/licensing is Data Protector's single best offering. In its most basic environment, the only license required is… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Backup Express and Alexandria. They were both file products. One lacked the breadth and depth of source… more»

What other advice do I have?

I cannot recommend a better solution for enterprise-wide data security and retention.
Jason Antes
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Ability to manage * Ability to integrate with various products such as VMware, MS SQL, MS Exchange, and MS SharePoint *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to have confidence in our backups and our ability to restore them. Data Protector is a very mature product… more»

What needs improvement?

I am not happy with the support structure within HPE when things go wrong. It takes longer than competing products to get… more»

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

Data Protector can get expensive. Each integration component is a license, mostly per client, that you have to buy, If you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used this product for the last 13 years. I do periodically review other solutions. Many have great features, but… more»

What other advice do I have?

Read through the manuals and best practice guides. They are well written and will get you up and running smoothly.
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Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 18 2018

What is most valuable?

It's supports Unix, Linux, all of the OS's. It's very stable software, we have been using it for many years now. It's great.

How has it helped my organization?

For backup testing, previously it was taking a long time, because we needed to restore all the machines and systems. Now, testing the backup machines is very fast.

What needs improvement?

The new backup systems are using new mechanisms for the recovery phases; for example, VM, recovery and testing the backup before recovering it. These features are not available in… more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, first of all we need local support, here in our country, so that we don't need to open tickets with the vendor every time. A lot of times we need to open a… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
SAP Basis & Systems Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 23 2017

What is most valuable?

SAP R/3 Integration is what I like best because our main production systems are SAP based with Oracle database, the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We started using this product back in 2000. At that point we mainly used the SAP R/3 Integration along with some… more»

What needs improvement?

I haven’t found any issues that need to get improved. The main purpose of this software suite (safely backup and restore… more»

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

Pricing and licensing clearly depends on the systems that you plan to backup. How many systems do you have to backup… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This was the first backup and recovery solution.

What other advice do I have?

You have to check the needs of your systems before you decide on your backup solution. Do you have many different… more»
Ailyn Dirinot
Real User
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Integration with Oracle, MSSQL and Exchange. They are the easiest to work with. Unlike… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The process to restore a database from one server to another got really easy. It improved the amount of requests the… more»

What needs improvement?

They could really improve on the integrity. A lot of times I get the log error or no log message. To get my data, I have… more»

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

Data Protector has one of the most flexible and affordable prices. I suggest the following: * Always check the expiration… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used IBM Spectrum Protect for over five years. The company switched because the licensing costs were large.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great product. You must read the logs every day to be sure that everything runs smoothly. It is really easy to… more»
Vitor Augusto Arruda
Real User
IT Infrastructure Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The file system backup (by far, the most used) is the most valuable feature.

How has it helped my organization?

The simplicity of the software since when it was deployed makes the training easy for the backup operators (there is a big rotation of employees in… more»

What needs improvement?

Integration with the market applications must be improved, such as MS Exchange, MS Active Directory, SAP and Oracle. Other backup tools are more… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Since I have been working in my company, we have been using this software.

What other advice do I have?

The HPE Data Protector may not be enough to support your RPO/RTO needs, specifically for application integrated backups. Possibly, some… more»
Syed Haider
Consultant
Assistant Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services
Jun 15 2017

What is most valuable?

It is very reliable on the server side for providing a trustworthy backend. The installation was simple and provided an easy way to install even on… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is really helpful in giving us a great backup and restore environment, and it's especially a great help in doing the granular recovery for VMs… more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting on scheduled backups via the advanced scheduling option are non-existent, and this needs to be available. VM backups needs to be… more»

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

The licensing structure provides cost savings to business.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using EMC previously, and switched because this is easier to manage and it's cheaper.
Praveen Gupta
Consultant
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 12 2017

What is most valuable?

It is more user-friendly. It integrates into a virtualized environment very easily.

How has it helped my organization?

The major issue we are facing in this product is Sybase database integration. We had resolved this somehow with the help of HPE by making changes… more»

What needs improvement?

Old bugs or old issues should be implemented in the new releases if they are discussed with the technical team.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using a different solution previously and switched because I went to a new company and a new environment.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely use it.
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What is Micro Focus Data Protector?

Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

Also known as
Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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