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Score 6.9 out of 101
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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
7.9
Data Protector
6.7
Universal recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Protector
3.0
Live recovery
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Protector
8.0
Recovery verification
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Protector
9.0
Business application protection
Arcserve Backup
7.2
Data Protector
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Protector
6.6
Incremental backup identification
Arcserve Backup
8.0
Data Protector
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Arcserve Backup
6.2
Data Protector
1.0
Deduplication and file compression
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Data Protector
9.0
Snapshots
Arcserve Backup
7.1
Data Protector
1.0
Flexible deployment
Arcserve Backup
8.1
Data Protector
Management dashboard
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Data Protector
8.0
Platform support
Arcserve Backup
9.0
Data Protector
9.0
Retention options
Arcserve Backup
7.6
Data Protector
9.0
Encryption
Arcserve Backup
8.5
Data Protector

Pros

Arcserve Backup

  • A solid reliable backup solution with a proven track record.
  • Great functionality that allows monitoring and provides alerts.
  • A cost-effective solution, especially for smaller sites.
  • Restoration when needed, has always been able to give us the data required without failure.
  • Product support has always been excellent when needed.
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Data Protector

  • Easy to install and set up cell manager, deploy clients and configure backup devices. Integration options for databases and virtual environments makes backup and restore of these systems easier through the GUI.
  • Scheduling options allow the user to set specific times for backups of a host or group them together with the advance scheduling option and set priorities of which systems get access to backup devices.
  • Licensing options are tiered and can scale from a very small environment to a larger one when needed.
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Cons

Arcserve Backup

  • 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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Data Protector

  • Tech support - every person I spoke with had a different idea on how to fix a problem. Many times they caused the problem resulting in double or triple work.
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Likelihood to Renew

Arcserve Backup

Arcserve Backup 10.0
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 Protector

Data Protector 1.0
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

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
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

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Data Protector

Data Protector 2.0
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

Arcserve Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
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Alternatives Considered

Arcserve Backup

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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Data Protector

We liked that HP Data Protector could go back to a specific recovery date where IBM TSM could not, in certain cases.
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Return on Investment

Arcserve Backup

  • Deploying Arcserve UDP with the "copy-to-tape" option allowed us to reuse well over 50 LTO5 tapes used by our previous backup solution. Further, we extended data retention on site (maintaining monthly backups on disk) as well as extending off site data retention on tape.
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Data Protector

  • Same solution for 17+ years provides stable environment and builds in house expertise saving business on training.
  • Licensing structure provides cost savings to business.
  • Ease of use for operators provides quick response when restores are needed by the business.
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Pricing Details

Arcserve Backup

General

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

Data Protector

General

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

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