Data Protector Reviews

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Score 5 out of 10
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We used HP Data Protector as a backup for all of our Windows and Unix servers. We had the server side node installed on HP-UX while the backup drives used were the HP MSL 6030 and MSL 2024. It offered a simple backup solution on a reliable backend. The trouble we ran into most of all were the limitations at the time to write to disk efficiently. They were behind the ball for us in terms of deduplication technology at the time.
  • It is very reliable on the server side to provide a trustworthy back end.
  • The install was simple and provided an easy way to install and backup Unix servers.
  • The support was always helpful and responded quickly.
  • They seem to be behind the ball on adapting newer technology.
  • Importing backup indexes were not the easiest task and required a Unix admin.
  • The client side install was not very compact.
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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Score 8 out of 10
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HP Data Protector is our enterprise wide backup and recovery solution, we have been using HP Data Protector for 17 years. We currently have two cell managers one that is on the current version 9.04 and one that is on version 7.03 for our legacy operating systems, Oracle and MSSQL databases. This flexibility allows us the ability to backup and restore critical production systems and databases with the older version which supports these architectures and platforms and also have a solution that supports the latest operating systems and databases with our 9.04 cell.
  • 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.
  • Granular recovery extension plugins need to be documented better and kept up to date, this would aid in the installation of these plugins.
  • When deploying Granular Recovery Extensions for VMware and Exchange, security options of the cell need to be turned off (Secure Cell and Encrypted Communication).
  • Reporting on scheduled backups via the advanced scheduling option are non-existent, this needs to be available.
HP Data Protector is suited for medium to large environments that are mixed platform shops, it can handle backup and restores of most major databases and MS applications along with Unix and Linux. It has de-duplication and backup to disk functionality which can be licensed as needed. The virtual environment backup options cover the major players in that area.
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Score 8 out of 10
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HP Data Protector was being used by my organization to backup Oracle Database related systems.
  • Longevity. We could go back 6 months+ to recover data.
  • Reliability. Always worked.
  • I had light interaction with this system, so it would not be fair for me to say where there is a need for improvement. It worked the way we need it do to get the job done.
We needed it for Oracle DB backup on both Unix and Windows Servers. Works well in both environments.
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November 20, 2015

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Score 2 out of 10
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HP Data Protector was being used for back ups.
  • Nothing it is an average product.
  • 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.
Ask about tech support and set reasonable expectations.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Universal recovery (1)
3
Live recovery (4)
8.0
Recovery verification (4)
9.0
Business application protection (3)
9.0
Multiple backup destinations (3)
6.6
Incremental backup identification (4)
8.0
Backup to the cloud (1)
1
Deduplication and file compression (3)
9.0
Snapshots (1)
1
Management dashboard (1)
8
Platform support (1)
9
Retention options (1)
9

About Data Protector

Data Protector from Micro Focus, acquired from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, is a backup and recovery software which features security for enterprise-scale workloads, instant/automated data recovery, and built-in orchestration, automation and monitoring.

Key Features

Enterprise scale and security for legacy and modern workloads
Standardize data protection across physical, virtual, and cloud environments with adaptive architecture based on an advanced security model.

Instant recovery via native application integrations
Accelerate availability for applications and databases including SAP/HANA, Oracle, Microsoft, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Sybase, and DB2 with granular recovery and automated point-in-time recovery.

Backup and recovery for virtual environments
Backup virtual environments with agent or agentless VM consistent backup in VMware and Hyper-V environments. Use restore operations to recover the entire VM or conduct file level restore.

Best-in class platform integrations including the cloud
Accelerate and simplify backup and recovery with a comprehensive support matrix including storage integrations with Dell/EMC and NetApp. Back up to the cloud with native integrations with Microsoft Azure and Amazon S3.

Automated disaster recovery
Automate DR with centralized bare metal recovery from or to physical and virtual systems from any existing file system or image.

Orchestration, automation, and monitoring
Track and manage SLAs for critical applications with key performance indicators.

Categories:  Data Center Backup

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