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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Data Center Backup


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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

Micro Focus Data Protector Screenshots

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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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We rely on Micro Focus Data Protector to protect our customers' data, showing its compatibility with different environments and its great power to handle backups of large environments. It has a very intuitive management console where we can perform almost any action.
Score 10 out of 10
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Basically, the product is used for protection needs related to critical, productive, and corporate information from different platforms and Applications. Some others have to do with billing information, appraisal of telephone calls, and projection in future areas of business. And about trade issues, there is really no such in fact, but at the moment there is a support renewal process, given by the migration of versions that are in progress.
Score 8 out of 10
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Assure that the core enterprise applications and middleware products like SAP, SAP HANA, ORACLE Databases, PostgreSQL Databases, SQL-Server, Sharepoint, windows, and Linux filesystems are having a valid backup of the data.
Markus Pernek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Micro Focus Data Protector for all workloads, be it file system backup, SQL databases, Oracle, VMware, Hyper-V, SAP HANA, etc. In the future, we will add cloud workloads (e.g. MS365) and containers (OpeShift, Tanzu, ....), which we also want to back up with Micro Focus Data Protector. Micro Focus Data Protector is our main backup product which we use and sell in-house and to our customers.
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.
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.