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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
8.2
Data Protector
6.7
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.4
Data Protector
3.0
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Data Protector
8.0
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.6
Data Protector
9.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Data Protector
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Protector
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Protector
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
7.0
Data Protector
1.0
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Protector
9.0
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.7
Data Protector
1.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Protector
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
8.2
Data Protector
8.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
8.9
Data Protector
9.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Data Protector
9.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.8
Data Protector

Pros

  • Backup of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • Replication
  • Instant Virtual Machines
  • Copy to Tape
  • Automatic testing of Disaster Recovery environments
  • Virtual standby automatic restore of VM's and Physical machines
  • Backup using hardware snapshots
  • Backup of Exchange 365
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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

  • Has a steep learning curve to the product, if not experienced in backup solutions.
  • Windows backup and restore functionality is excellent, however, we have found Linux somewhat lacking.
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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
No answers yet
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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

No score
No answers yet
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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

To be succinct, we have used Veeam B&R for a number of years, against our VM environment, and we have yet to find anything that tops it. However, if you have physical machines in your environment still, then Arcserve is a great option, especially for the replication aspect.
Backup Exec has fallen behind the pack since we used it a number of years ago and changes to the platform have severely weakened the product. Arcserve sits above Backup Exec.
Druva we have just started using, mainly for our laptops, but they do have a cloud-based backup solution that we looked at.
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I would chose Networker over HP Data Protector.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to roll back up and replication into one product, which reduced the costs without having to go with multiple vendors.
  • As a result of Arcserve UDP, we were able to implement a full DR scenario test, which until that point hadn't been successful.
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  • I had to work 70 hours week to manage this product.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Data Protector

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