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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
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Quest Rapid Recovery

AppAssure works well for quick access to point in time backups of Windows machines without having to do a complete restore. The virtual standby function is useful as a disaster recovery or high availability solution. Recent upgrades to the product and rebranding to Rapid Recovery look promising. If your Linux machines are mission [critical] make sure your administrators test restores so they can perform them in a timely manner should the need arise.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.7
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
6.4
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.9
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
5.1
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.9
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.9
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
10.0
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
9.0
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Quest Rapid Recovery
10.0
Flexible deployment
Data Protector
Quest Rapid Recovery
8.0

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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • Continuous backup with deduplication and compression
  • The P to V function of the software is create. To be able to back up physical machines and create a hot spare on a virtual environment was a great selling point.
  • Can back up physical and virtual (ESX or Hyper-V).
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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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • Linux support is available, but the configuration isn't as easy as with Windows.
  • Quite resource hungry at times.
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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
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Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

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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Quest Rapid Recovery

Quest Rapid Recovery 10.0
Based on 1 answer
In the very few instances we've needed support they have been quick, friendly, knowledgeable, and dedicated to servicing our needs. That has only improved since AppAssure was bought out by Quest.
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Implementation

Data Protector

Data Protector 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Pick one person to help you through the process.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

Quest Rapid Recovery 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Our initial installation really was not optimum. With the help from Dell Profession Services we were able to get our implementation sized correctly and better understand how to get better deduplication results
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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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

We had Replay in our environment already and the price was right. We figured it might be good to stick with one vendor. Replay was a good product and saved us a couple times with the VM exports. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about AppAssure - anything but headache dealing with support daily.
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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.
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Quest Rapid Recovery

  • AppAssure paid for itself in the first year of usage. A user deleted a major file in our SharePoint sub-site, we used the DocRetriever for SharePoint Console and were able to go back to a particular incremental date and retrieved that file.
  • One of our file shares crashed and we were able to put the physical server on a virtual standby which saved us hours of imaging and restoring of data. This allowed employees to efficiently continue their daily work without much downtime.
  • The offsite replication alone has put an ease on the company in case of any disaster. When Hurricane Sandy hit, we didn't have a solution in place which put us on pins and needles to say the least. But with AppAssure we will be able to have some comfort that all of our mission critical data is being offloaded onto our other sites.
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Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Quest Rapid Recovery

General

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

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