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Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings

Data Protector

17 Ratings

Arcserve Backup

19 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Data Protector

17 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve UDP is fully suited for small to large size environments that need complete data protection solutions with the ability to run the fastest backups, replications, instant VM and DR.
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Data Protector

I believe it is very well suited for the Unix/Linux brands but once you get into the Windows side of things there are much better options out there. The other problem is that the data is in a format that only works with HP Data Protector and cannot be migrated to another system should things go that direction in the future. Once you are locked into HP Data Protector you are truly locked in
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Protector
6.7
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Data Protector
3.0
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Data Protector
8.0
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Protector
9.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Data Protector
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Data Protector
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Data Protector
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Data Protector
1.0
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Data Protector
9.0
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Data Protector
1.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Protector
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
9.3
Data Protector
8.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Protector
9.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Protector
9.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
9.6
Data Protector

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Simple configuration.
  • Easy to customize using script.
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  • It is very reliable on the server side to provide a trustworthy back end.
  • The install was simple and provided an easy way to install and backup Unix servers.
  • The support was always helpful and responded quickly.
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Cons

  • Support line just send a link so I have to research by my own.
  • Requires you to buy a license for every agent add on.
  • VMWare compatibility.
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  • They seem to be behind the ball on adapting newer technology.
  • Importing backup indexes were not the easiest task and required a Unix admin.
  • The client side install was not very compact.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup10.0
Based on 1 answer
Arcserve UDP provides our organization lots of benefits and it is much more than a simple backup and restore solution. We use it for cross platform DR, storage agnostic replications, DR solution instead of VMware SRM and more.
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Data Protector1.0
Based on 2 answers
It was just not a good fit for our organization. We have an EMC SAN, Data Domain backup storage, and VMWare. Without any other HP software or hardware in our environment I do not see the need to continue using a product that is not well integrated with our other brands
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Usability

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Data Protector1.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you create a job it has to be a stand alone and can't step on another one.
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Support

No score
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Data Protector2.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.
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Implementation

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Data Protector1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
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Alternatives Considered

It is easy to deploy and manage. Solid data recovery and good notification option. We need to backup to tape to retain 7 years thus D2D2T is a good option to have.
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We currently use EMC Networker. We have been fairly happy with this one as well. The main issue is with the Unix backups. HP Data Protector is a much better solution for backing up Unix. When it comes to ease of use in the console and backing up Windows machines EMC Networker will win every time hands down. HP Data Protector is also much more expensive for our application. The backup size, time, and available options were much better at the time we switched. HP Data Protector has now remedied this and seems to be more current with their feature offerings
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Return on Investment

  • Data recovery is very nice.
  • Licensing goes high if you add-on the other agents.
  • Overall ROI is fair.
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  • One positive impact was that it was very stable and therefore made for an easy way to keep the investment going.
  • Another positive impact was the Unix portion of the backup. It is the best solution for these servers.
  • The biggest negative impact for us was when we went to change to another backup product and none of the old backups can be migrated. This means that HP Data Protector has to be installed and running for up to seven years in our case in order to keep up with our data retention policy.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Data Protector

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details