Micro Focus Data Protector

Micro Focus Data Protector
Formerly HP Data Protector

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Score 5.6 out of 100
Micro Focus Data Protector


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  • Multiple backup destinations (9)
  • Deduplication and file compression (9)
  • Business application protection (9)
  • Live recovery (8)

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect, and Druva Data Resiliency Cloud are common alternatives for Micro Focus Data Protector.

Reviewers rate Recovery verification highest, with a score of 9.

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 9 out of 10
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It is the appropriate software for large companies, where hundreds of backup tasks are handled. It is the stage where it shows all its power. It is enterprise software. The least appropriate would be a small virtual environment, where much power is not required, although it could be used just as well.
Score 10 out of 10
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Suitable and stable for backups of Databases and other online information. Suitable and stable for platforms based on virtual environments. Easy to configure for devices where the information is saved.
Score 8 out of 10
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Micro Focus Data Protector is strong in enterprise application integrations and has a great variety of supported storage and backup target devices. The integration of cloud-based applications and services is brand new and not fully integrated into the existing solution.
Markus Pernek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Micro Focus Data Protector can be used in pretty much any physical and virtual environment as it has a wide range of integrations, including SAP HANA, MaxDB, Oracle, etc. It is also supported on almost any operating system, whether Windows, Linus, or AIX.Also, a large number of storage arrays are supported which can be used as backup targets (on-premise and in the cloud). There is still room for improvement in the integration of cloud workloads into the DP GUI. Like the backup of Exchange Online, the other workloads should also move to the HTML5 GUI (complete MS365 suite, Proxmox, OpenShift, etc.).Likewise, the possibility of SAP HANA restores should migrate to the GUI, e.g. to ensure system copies.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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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 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.