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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli does well running file-level backups, but Exchange is clunky and restores are really hard. With no SharePoint agent, if you use SharePoint you will need another product like AvePoint DocAve. The web-based GUI console is MUCH improved over earlier versions, but you will still need to be a command-line guru to make Tivoli do everything, and local (node) config files still rule. This product was originally ported from Unix and retains may of its 'nix roots.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.9
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.5
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
3.0
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.0
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.0
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Encryption
Data Protector
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0

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.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • The concept of "forever incremental" is very appealing to my understanding of how backups should happen.
  • The backups are tuned for fast restores and they sure are fast.
  • The media management is very good.
Anonymous | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
Anonymous | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
Anonymous | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The few times we've called for support we eventually got an answer, but it's IBM and a very big company and getting to a support agent is hard.
Scott Reese | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli no longer has a SharePoint agent, others do. We are looking at a product that is agentless (runs in VMWare) to relieve our staff from installing and maintaining agents on 300 servers.
Scott Reese | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Protector
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.0

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.5

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager

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