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We performed a comparison between Bacula Enterprise and Micro Focus Data Protector based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution has extensive documentation and a very active community.""It brought many advantages - such as the learning curve being very light.""It can be used in virtually any environment we have onsite.""It is easy to scale Bacula Enterprise even if your system is growing tremendously in data and servers.""The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization."

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"The dashboards in Micro Focus Data Protector are very good. They are similar to the dashboards in Veeam Backup & Replication.""If you have an idea of what you are doing, it's very flexible and very stable.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.""The initial setup was relatively easy.""Micro Focus Data Protector's most valuable feature is its interaction with the fiber share. It is easy to use, we use it to back up without any problem to VTLs, and can use the Fiber Channel that is still the TCP.""The most valuable feature of Data Protector is its integration with VMware. A lot of software these days integrates with VMware, and you can run some of these things on virtual machines. You can even have your backup manager running on a virtual machine and use physical managers to move data around. Their VMware integration isn't too bad, but Commvault has that feature, and many other backup products do.""It works excellently only with Oracle."

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Cons
"We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist.""It could improve its interface or offer a specific screen for the manager of the company.""A more user-friendly interface (GUI) can be developed.""We would like to see an improvement in the functionality of the GUI.""The initial setup could be a bit easier."

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"Microfocus needs to build a partnership with other vendors in addition to HPE as far as cloud consolidation of backups.""Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability.""Many of our users complain about the GUI. You still need to rely on the command line interface. Because it originated as a Unix system, Data Protector is still a command line-driven solution, which makes it seem rather dated compared to systems that are built around a GUI from day one. It doesn't affect the functionality, but some people don't find it user-friendly.""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.""The Micro Focus Data Protector support is not as good as Veeam Backup & Replication's support.""We're not satisfied with the robustness and stability of the software since Micro Focus took it in-house. The GUI is one thing they could improve. It's still a bit archaic. Data Protector needs a more functional, user-friendly GUI.""The online backups of Office 365 have room for improvement. This is now available for the Exchange Online part of Office 365, but we're still waiting for SharePoint Online, Teams, etc. We know that it's coming, but it takes time.""This solution is not scalable."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The solution requires paying for a license."
  • "Our licensing is on a capacity basis."
  • "There is a perpetual license involved in addition to support which needs to be renewed annually."
  • "They have two types of licensing, one is for storage capacity and the other is client licensing. The capacity licensing here is a bit expensive."
  • "The pricing is acceptable for enterprise level companies, but it's not acceptable for small- and medium-sized businesses. Micro Focus Data Protector is not an enterprise level solution, and it should cover small- and medium-sized businesses with acceptable prices."
  • "Pricing for Micro Focus Data Protector is reasonable."
  • "We have many competitors who are pricing better, and we believe that our pricing is higher."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Bacula needs a graphical user interface because, for administrators, the command-line interface is okay, but for the average user it is not very easy. The initial setup and site configuration should… more »
    Top Answer:We are a solution provider and this is one of the backup products that we implement for our clients.
    Top Answer:Data Protector's GUI is the most useful feature.
    Top Answer:I rate Data Protector six out of 10 for affordability. I don't know the exact cost, but the Micro Focus license is expensive compared to other products like VM. You can back up VMs for free.
    Top Answer:The GUI could be updated. The GUI hasn't changed since version 6. It's on version 10 now. The reporting could also be better. Also, while Data Protector is excellent for backing up physical hardware… more »
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    Also Known As
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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    Overview

    Bacula Enterprise is a highly scalable, especially robust and secure data backup and recovery software. Its unique low cost subscription model empowers data centers to truly escape data volume price traps. With a high degree of flexibility and customizability, Bacula offers native integration with a wide range of hypervisors, databases, file systems, cloud interfaces and containers. High numbers of enterprise organizations worldwide (incl. NASA, Bank of Austria, Swisscom or Sky PLC) have adopted Bacula Enterprise backup software in mission critical environments because of its advanced features and ability to handle high data volume at very low cost.

    Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.

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    Sample Customers
    NASA, SwissCom, Navisite, Turner Studios, Bank Austria, Caixa Bank, SdV Plurimedia, Leibniz University Hannover, Zeta Global, Tricore, NetLog, Siemens, LocaWeb, wbsGo, itesys, Queens School of Computing, Escrypt.
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company6%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business56%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Bacula Enterprise is ranked 18th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews. Bacula Enterprise is rated 9.2, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Bacula Enterprise writes "Easy to use with many useful plugins and extremely helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "User-friendly, competitive, agent-based, and easy to manage". Bacula Enterprise is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Acronis Backup, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, HPE StoreOnce, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Zerto and Veritas NetBackup. See our Bacula Enterprise vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.

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