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2019-02-26T08:25:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Micro Focus Data Protector?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Micro Focus Data Protector, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're currently using version 10 of the solution. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It's pretty good. I'd recommend the solution to others.

2021-09-13T19:18:25Z
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Top 20Real User

I wouldn't recommend Micro Focus Data Protector to be used as a cloud backup. But for on-premise and file share use, it's quite okay. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Micro Focus Data Protector a seven.

2021-03-26T12:01:33Z
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Top 5Real User

On a scale of one to ten, I would give Micro Focus Data Protector a three or three point five at the highest. If somebody wants to argue, I can go up to three point five, otherwise, three. It is very simple - they have not adopted the latest technologies. Micro Focus Data Protector works, but it's very slow and for the environment I'm running in there are better backups.

2021-02-02T14:44:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer and an end-user. We don't have a special relationship with this company. I'm not sure of the exact version we're using. It may be some iteration of version six. I'd advise new users to implement the solution using a support person and good documentation and to make sure they are putting the correct data policies in place. In the past, it was quite a good tool, however, now, due to a lack of training, or due to having a lack of staff that is trained in it, it is likely much easier to have something like Veeam, which isn't as complicated of a solution. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this product at a five. In comparison, I'd rate Veeam at an eight.

2021-01-23T17:46:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would rate this solution a six out of 10.

2020-11-19T05:38:13Z
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Top 20Real User

Overall, this is a good product and it hasn't given us any problems. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-09-13T07:02:17Z
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Top 10Real User

It is a very good product if you want to go for the ZDB backup or the array integration with HP products. In general, when comparing Micro Focus Data Protector with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, NetBackup, or any other vendor, they are much more comprehensive and have much more capabilities. I would rate Micro Focus Data Protector a seven out of ten.

2020-08-09T07:19:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We have a service level agreement with Micro Focus. I cannot say that Data Protector is the perfect tool for my aim. Data Protector is losing to the competition day by day due to the fact that there are so many other features on the market. Data Protector doesn't need to copy their competition, but they at least have to have an offering that's equivalent. Especially now, looking at the console, there's been no money put into updates or UI, especially if you compare it from 2007 until the present day. The technology itself is proven and it is working fine. I have a lot of machines, so I have room to play with the solution. Data Protector is great, however, after using Veem, I can see now where it could be improved. I'd rate it overall seven out of ten. If Data Protector offered a cloud version with better graphical interfaces, plus more analytics and reporting, I'd give it higher marks.

2020-06-25T10:49:14Z
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Top 10Reseller

Considering the data report and also the possibility of maintenance and support, I would advise going for Veeam or Commvault because of the free trial security and backup possibility data protection, which is on-premise, cloud, and replication. This cannot be done by Data Protector. I would rate it a six out of ten. It only has the option for on-premise while the other solutions can do on-premise, cloud, and replication use the same interface. They should improve it to have a replication feature and do backups within the cloud. It can be a good device to use.

2020-05-24T06:44:00Z
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Real User

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 would rate it an eight out of ten. It is very stable and we trust it but we've had some problems with it which is why I would deduct two points.

2019-08-07T06:15:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-08-05T06:23:00Z
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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 interface could be more intuitive and more colorful to help with its ease of use. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:12:00Z
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Real User

I really wouldn't recommend others to use this solution - especially when it comes to the technical support. I rate this a five out of ten.

2019-07-29T10:11:00Z
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Real User

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 Protector a seven. They should design the solution so that it is much easier for deployment and make the UI easy to use.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Real User

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 current issues by working closely with customers to determine how it is that we can help. Overall, I would rate this product a six out of ten.

2019-02-26T08:25:00Z
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