Micro Focus Data Protector Reviews

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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 Data Protector. What we need to see is fast recovery and… 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 ticket with local integrators. This is how we choose our… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Commvault and Veeam, these are the options on the shortlist. We haven't made a decision because there are new features being added by Micro Focus to Data Protector. We need to see if the new features and updates - maybe up until the end of… more»
Tuan Phan Anh
Real User
Technical Manager at ONE Corp.
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

I have used Micro Focus Data Protector for the file backup facilities. My primary use of the software is to backup file data.

How has it helped my organization?

I don't like any function of the Micro Focus Data Protector. Honestly, I hate the Micro Focus Data Protector. It's not really good.

What needs improvement?

The software needs to redesign the UI and they should organize the functions so that they are much easier to use. It's very hard to understand how to use the software.

What other advice do I have?

The Micro Focus Data Protector solution is not really good, but it is "good enough" that it can help our client requirements. If I compare Micro Focus Data Protector with other solutions, MFDP just does not have enough complexity in the UI. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Micro Focus Data… more»
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Abuzaid Saad
Real User
Head, IT Network, Security & Data Center at ARABSAT
Apr 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the protection of our data with the backup capability and performance.

How has it helped my organization?

Our company assets are information and data. The product protects these valuable assets.

What needs improvement?

Make it simpler to use, integrate with as many applications as possible, and improve the dashboard.

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

I would not recommend this product to my colleagues.

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

Data Protector was our original solution. It shipped with our HP Printer.

What other advice do I have?

If a company has no protection for their data and information then they need this product. However, the reliability needs to be enhanced. Micro Focus needs to fix the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have looked at several including Cobalt, Upline, Veritas Backup Exec, and Dell EMC.
Stefan Sevasta
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It is very easy to use and the interaction with various systems is very handy.

How has it helped my organization?

I can backup and restore our company’s various systems without issue.

What needs improvement?

* I'd like to be able to pause a job rather than to abort it; and * I'd like to know which file or folder is being backed up while the job is running. * Faster VEAgent Restores

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

I used Backup Exec in a previous position. I only switched solutions because I changed changed jobs, and my current company uses Data Protector.

What other advice do I have?

Get it and use it. Read the manuals well before implementing and have a test environment in place, especially for upgrades.
Andre Pulia
Real User
Diretor Tecnico
Jul 25 2017

What do you think of Micro Focus Data Protector?

How has it helped my organization?

The flexibility when restoring Oracle/SAP data.

What is most valuable?

Backup of SAP/Oracle -- they are more robust than the competition.

What needs improvement?

Virtualization.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Delay when using a big Internal database.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Same as above.

How is customer service and technical support?

Excellent when support in Brazil gets the ticket.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No.

How was the initial setup?

Very easy.

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

Avoid using many LTO drives; when using fewer drives, the price will be extremely good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, but I'm very…

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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
Micro Focus Data Protector customers

GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company

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