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Score 7.3 out of 101
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Score 8.2 out of 101

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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Tivoli Storage Manager

Large scale installations with traditional client agent backups. This does not suit pure virtual environments. Having said that, TSM does have another product specifically for the virtual environment. We have not used it.
Another positive point is that the clients can be configured to have separate individual storage which is important when considering GDPR compliance.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.7
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.8
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.8
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
9.0
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.8
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.8
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.
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Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Good Support
  • GUI interface is straightforward and easy to navigate.
  • CLI is also an option to check on health or status of Tape Library.
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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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Tivoli Storage Manager

  • It may have a significant learning curve for people unfamiliar CLI.
  • The database can become corrupt and will require repairs. I have not had a case when I lost any data or inventory though.
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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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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.
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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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Tivoli Storage Manager

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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Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We had a 3rd party support which was very good.
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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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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.
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Tivoli Storage Manager

We are an IBM shop. TSM was bundled into the mix when we purchased new IBM equipment for new ERP project.
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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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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
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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
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.0

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager

Support

Data Protector
2.0
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Implementation

Data Protector
1.0
Tivoli Storage Manager

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