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Score 7.4 out of 100

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

I can't think of scenarios it would be less appropriate or suited for, but it is well suited for an organization looking to keep their files in a safe environment with version tracking and audit trails. That is pretty much any organization in this day and age. Computers are great but hardware breaks down intermittently so knowing you have your files in a secure location that won't ever fail is fantastic
Frank Troglauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Druva inSync
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Druva inSync
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Druva inSync
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Druva inSync
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Druva inSync
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Druva inSync
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Druva inSync
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Druva inSync
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Druva inSync
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Druva inSync
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Druva inSync
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Druva inSync
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Druva inSync

Pros

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.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

  • Restoring users and deleted files from both Cloud and desktop applications, with only a few button click.
  • The InSync dashboard allows me to see where all my assets are and when their last backups occurred.
  • The installation process was VERY easy. So getting everyone up and running was painless.
Marty Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

  • As part of the initial setup, we had a few issues surrounding large numbers of accounts being backed up at the same time. This was more a Microsoft issue than anything, and with help from support, we resolved the issue.
  • The email reports can be a little useless on occasion. For example, I don't need an email every day with a failed backup report if there are no failures.
  • Again with email, the weekly backup report has so much information in it that the email sometimes fails to load. A simple email with a link to click would be better.
Martin Tillbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.1
Based on 11 answers
We live in the cloud, Microsoft has some wonderful features, but the fact that you can't search and filter the recycling bin is a huge issue for us Admins
Marty Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.2
Based on 39 answers
Aside from Druva taking away the Share feature just to push folks to the cloud, it's perfect for what it does and should have just continued to grow not have clueless management decide they wanted to migrate the on-premise customers to the cloud version and offer the share tool for them, this was just wrong and remains wrong.
Nadeem Nasir | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Data Protector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Sometimes or many times Druva is always available. No downtime issues.
S Seethalakshmi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Data Protector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The software is fast and responsive.
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.6
Based on 43 answers
Most issues I have can be solved without opening a ticket. But if I need to get in touch with a support agent, I can open a chat request and within minutes have a tech on the end assisting me. The few tickets I had to open were resolved on the first call.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Data Protector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very well knowledgeable. They conducted a two day training session and they explained each and everything.
S Seethalakshmi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Data Protector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As an administrator, if I had a user who needed additional training, it was available. As an Administrator, the product was so easy I didn't need it
Marty Goldstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 8.6
Based on 113 answers
In consultation with a Druva support person we configured a few policies first for several groups of users. Once that was done it was easy to add users and generate emails that contained links and instructions to download/install the app. Once installed, the app applied the appropriate policy and the sync of data began. We had 40 or so devices to protect, and in a week or less they were all protected. The delays usually were on the part of the user who needed to schedule some time (15-30 minutes at most) to accept the invitation and download/install the app.
Kevin Staley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Data Protector

We liked that HP Data Protector could go back to a specific recovery date where IBM TSM could not, in certain cases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

My biggest requirement for looking at Data Protection as a Service is security, both in transit and at rest. Druva inSync offers one of the best security models where if a key is chance it does not affect the current session. Furthermore, we did not see the same dedupe savings with other services.
David Cordell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Data Protector

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Druva inSync

Druva inSync 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to scale
John Rivers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Druva inSync

  • Anytime a user does his/her own restore it has saved his or her own time in not having to redo the lost changes made and it doesn't involve IT staff to do a restore for them or to try looking for or recovering the lost/deleted/corrupted file. This savings in money and time spent is apparent, numerous and possibly priceless.
  • Druva is an affordable product; it's per user cost is acceptable and is affordable for even small businesses
Kristopher Mitchelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Data Protector

Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Druva inSync

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector
8.0
Druva inSync
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Druva inSync
8.1

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Druva inSync
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Data Protector
Druva inSync
10.0

Performance

Data Protector
Druva inSync
10.0

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
Druva inSync
8.6

In-Person Training

Data Protector
Druva inSync
9.1

Online Training

Data Protector
Druva inSync
10.0

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
Druva inSync
8.6

Scalability

Data Protector
Druva inSync
9.0

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