Micro Focus Data Protector Reviews

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Ola Zaher
Real User
Infrastructure Section Head at citystars Properties
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that was most valuable was that we could restore one mailbox and we could do different backups for different databases.

What needs improvement?

I'm sure Data Protector has improved because we have an old version and I think the new versions have many new features but I'm not familiar with them. The version we are using now does not work with virtual machines and it lacks many… more»

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

The licensing cost was not annual. We didn't pay any license. We paid when we deployed and we didn't pay for anything after that. There were no additional fees after the initial payment.

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

Before this solution, we were using a Linux platform and we were using an open-source program, I don't remember the name. We switched from Linux to Microsoft.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is very stable, it was very helpful. We are confident that when we do a backup, we are sure that we can restore it which is very valuable. It's very reliable and we are confident when doing a backup, we could restore it. I… more»
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»
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Zied Chelbi
Real User
Project Engineer at Tunelec
Aug 08 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is the duplication. With Micro Focus, which works with the HP hardware, you don't need to use interfaces. With other solutions like Backup Exec, etc., you have to run an additional API in the background. It impacts your systems. It's not the same when you are using… more»

What needs improvement?

The solution would be improved if it would work with OpenStack. People prefer Veeam because the interface is easier, and Data Protector is difficult in comparison. Data Protector is beginning to integrate virtual machines. Customers, however, find it more comfortable to work on a virtual machine… more»

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

I didn't previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We essentially handle enterprise solutions. We work with enterprises that have their own cloud and machines to back up their systems. I would rate this solution ten out of ten. If you are an enterprise, and you need a strong backup solution, Micro Focus is for you. For me, it's the best.
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»
BolajiOlaloku
Real User
Enterprise Storage Management and UNIX System Administration+. at Access Bank Plc
Aug 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution allows us to be able to backup and exchange directly to backup Microsoft Exchange.

What needs improvement?

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.

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

For us, the solution is bundled with other HP licenses, so I can't say how much the licensing is exactly. There are no other costs above the standard licensing fee, however.

What other advice do I have?

We are using the on-premises version of the solution. In terms of advice that I would give to those thinking about using the solution, I'd say this: it's a very good application. It does the job. It can be better, but it does the job. It does everything any basic backup application should do. The… more»
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.
Real User
IT Project Manager at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 01 2019

What do you think of Micro Focus Data Protector?

What needs improvement?

I would like to see an improvement in the reporting feature of this solution as it is really bad. It needs to include important views and dashboards so that we can configure the functions we need. They should also improve their technical support to make the response time faster.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for about seven years now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is quite stable because we have only three users. I am not sure if we will increase our usage soon.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support was very slow.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was really complex. I am not at all impressed by this solution. It was difficult to…

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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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