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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 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

Veritas NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Data Protector
6.7
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Universal recovery
Data Protector
3.0
Veritas NetBackup
8.8
Live recovery
Data Protector
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
8.4
Recovery verification
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.1
Business application protection
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Data Protector
6.6
Veritas NetBackup
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Data Protector
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Data Protector
1.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.5
Deduplication and file compression
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.1
Snapshots
Data Protector
1.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.4
Management dashboard
Data Protector
8.0
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Platform support
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Retention options
Data Protector
9.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.4
Flexible deployment
Data Protector
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Data Protector
Veritas NetBackup
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

Veritas NetBackup

  • Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading)
  • Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful
  • Full vm recovery has worked every time
  • Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described
  • GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup
  • File level restores are simple
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

Veritas NetBackup

  • The GUI is very old looking. This does not kill the performance, it just looks to be 10 years old.
  • Some things need to be done from the CLI(command line interface). if you have not used this before it will take some learning and a good understanding of Linux.
Jason Stallings | 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

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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

Veritas NetBackup

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

Veritas NetBackup

Veritas NetBackup 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
Ratnodeep Roy | 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

Veritas NetBackup

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

Veritas NetBackup

CrashPlan has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
Rick Lupton | 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

Veritas NetBackup

  • We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price.
  • From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help.
Joel Gibbons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Data Protector

General

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

Veritas NetBackup

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
Veritas NetBackup
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Data Protector
1.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.0

Usability

Data Protector
1.0
Veritas NetBackup

Support Rating

Data Protector
2.0
Veritas NetBackup
9.1

Implementation Rating

Data Protector
1.0
Veritas NetBackup

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