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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Percona XtraBackup

Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Percona XtraBackup
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Percona XtraBackup
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Percona XtraBackup
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Percona XtraBackup
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Percona XtraBackup
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Percona XtraBackup
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Percona XtraBackup
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Percona XtraBackup
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Percona XtraBackup
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Percona XtraBackup
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Percona XtraBackup
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Percona XtraBackup
Encryption
Data Protector
Percona XtraBackup
8.6

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

Percona XtraBackup

  • Non-blocking backup : Backup process will not put any lock on the database.
  • Fast recovery : As it's a file level backup so it's quite fast in both backup and recovery.
  • Consistent backup : Xtrabackup always ensures consistent backup.
  • Easy to configure and Use.
  • Integration with clouds
Anil Yadav | 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

Percona XtraBackup

  • The only feature that could use some improvement is partial backup restores. For example, I have a multi-tenant database at the schema level running on a single Percona Server instance. As a tenant grows too large for the share instance or becomes a noisy neighbour we need to move a the tenants schema to its own instance with minimal downtime, meaning that we would run the new instance as a replica with replication filters until failover. In terms of doing a consistent backup, there may be challenges and it is currently possible with XtraBackup, but it would be great if the process was simplified and ensured to be consistent.
Douglas Doo | 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

Percona XtraBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
Harjit Lakhan | 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

Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup 8.2
Based on 3 answers
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
Harjit Lakhan | 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

Percona XtraBackup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Percona XtraBackup

We have evaluated Mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise backup. Mysqldump is not a scalable solution. MEB is a paid and closed source. As we are truly open-source, we were looking for an open-source solution that was reliable and scalable. Xtrbackup has all the required features to fulfill our requirements.
Anil Yadav | 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

Percona XtraBackup

  • Secure, reliable, fast and consistent backups. Open source with zero cost.
  • We satisfy our regulatory requirements.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Percona XtraBackup

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector
8.0
Percona XtraBackup
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Percona XtraBackup

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Percona XtraBackup
7.9

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
Percona XtraBackup
8.2

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
Percona XtraBackup

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