Micro Focus Data Protector

Micro Focus Data Protector
Formerly HP Data Protector

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Micro Focus Data Protector


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What is Micro Focus 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.

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What is Micro Focus Data Protector?

Micro Focus Data Protector is a scalable enterprise class data backup and recovery solution providing data backup protection for a range of IT environments. With multiple built-in security features, it provides the last line of defense against cyber-attacks, allowing companies to recover their critical business data should a disaster or ransomware attack occur. Based on a unified, flexible multi-tier architecture, it enables centralized data protection across physical, virtual and cloud environments. The new Cloud Workloads offering adds backup for the full Microsoft 365 suite, as well as containers and an extensive selection of hypervisors. Integrated reporting gives insight to configurations, storage pools and media, compliance, SLA performance, and other advanced reports, allowing detailed monitoring and optimization capabilities.

Micro Focus Data Protector Features

Data Center Backup Features

  • Supported: Universal recovery
  • Supported: Live recovery
  • Supported: Business application protection
  • Supported: Multiple backup destinations
  • Supported: Backup to the cloud
  • Supported: Deduplication and file compression
  • Supported: Snapshots
  • Supported: Flexible deployment
  • Supported: Management dashboard
  • Supported: Platform support
  • Supported: Retention options
  • Supported: Encryption

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Data Protector’s ease-of-use and flexible licensing helps DATAGROUP reliably backup and recover their customers’ diverse IT environments
Iskratel's use of Data Protector supports cost optimization through streamlining and simplifying physical and virtual data protection and storage.
Micro Focus Data Protection with SAN backup enables travel industry service provider Atcore Technologies to reduce backup times and increase customer satisfaction.
With Micro Focus Data Protection, American Digital's Backup as a Service meets recovery SLAs and reduces customers' costs. Data Protector's ability to support a wide range of operating systems, bare metal, virtual machines and databases are key to success.

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Micro Focus Data Protector Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, HP- UX, CentOS
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese


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What is Micro Focus 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.

What is Micro Focus Data Protector's best feature?

Reviewers rate Recovery verification and Business application protection and Deduplication and file compression highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Micro Focus Data Protector?

The most common users of Micro Focus Data Protector are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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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.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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.
Every time you got a new person they said the last guy did it wrong and we would have to change everything.