Micro Focus Data Protector

Micro Focus Data Protector
Formerly HP Data Protector

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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

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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.

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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 10 out of 10
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  • Stability and reliability.
  • Friendly environment.
  • Wide range of compatibility with multiple platforms.
  • Easy to configure and install.
  • Increase the range of support for new platforms.
  • Improve the attention of support cases in terms of speed of attention.
  • Keep me better informed of the latest solution updates.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Micro Focus Data Protector has a very customizable backup schedule, allowing to edit the flat file according to our security policies.
  • Micro Focus Data Protector has a very easy to use interface.
  • We can update its clients in a very easy way.
  • There are some hard-to-implement integrations, such as Office 365, Acrople virtual center, and Vmware granular recovery
  • Some hardware is discontinued, despite their factories still having support, like a tape library, for example.
  • Micro Focus Data Protector support has to improve a better service. Some open cases take too long to solve.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Supports all needed applications with a agent.
  • Powerful and perfect to administrate.
  • Easy to use.
  • Better integration for VMware.
  • Also for Hyper V.
  • One License for DP and DP4CW.
Markus Pernek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • works on nearly every platform
  • addresses nearly every workload (physical, virtual, databases, etc.)
  • easy to install, configure and handle
  • good documentation
  • combination for DP and DP4CW under one roof (GUI)
  • better reporting (f.e.: a report which client selections are within a backup spec, which spec uses which backup device,...)
  • SAP HANA Restore with DP GUI
  • Zero Downtime Backup with IBM Storewiz Storage Systems
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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  • 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.
Kevin Loeffler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.
November 20, 2015

Don't buy it

Score 2 out of 10
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  • 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.