Micro Focus Data Protector vs Microsoft DPM comparison

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We performed a comparison between Micro Focus Data Protector and Microsoft DPM 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.
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"Data Protector's GUI is the most useful feature.""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.""I like that Micro Focus keeps a separate catalog of our data.""It works excellently only with Oracle.""The most valuable features of this solution were the features we worked most with which were telemetry, and the scheduler.""What we find most valuable in Micro Focus Data Protector is that it provides Japanese data protection, for example, it protects information such as the full Japanese name, address, etc.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""Data Protector is quite simple and easy to deploy. The deployment is always the same. It's on a server, and the agents are deployed to the machines in a straightforward way. We have two engineers who deploy and manage all our backup solutions."

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"It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.""Microsoft DPM is scalable.""The most important feature is that it's easy to use."

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"We have a lot of requests for the Micro Focus team, particularly in terms of the Japanese data pattern, as it's not as good now. The Japanese data pattern accuracy of the Micro Focus Data Protector needs to be improved because there are a lot of false negatives and false positives. We are currently testing this and our product team has been communicating with the Micro Focus team.""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.""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.""We have so many specific technological cracks in Micro Focus, but we are not getting the features, facilities, or coordination between the global delivery centers and the R&D team that we need to express our ideas.""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.""I do not think that this solution is relevant in the current IT market. They have not upgraded their features and functionalities which makes it difficult for them to remain competitive.""The downside of the flexibility on offer is if you over-configure it, it may fail to function as some configurations may not match.""This solution is not scalable."

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"Microsoft DPM could improve if it was available in a public or private cloud.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.""You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult."

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  • "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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  • "Microsoft DPM is a free solution. However, we pay approximately $3,000 annually for support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Data Protector's GUI is the most useful feature.
    Top Answer:I provide Data Protector as a solution to my customers, but I have fewer clients using the product these days.
    Top Answer:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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    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.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company6%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company57%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Microsoft DPM
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 47th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.6, while Microsoft DPM is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "User-friendly, competitive, agent-based, and easy to manage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, HPE StoreOnce, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Zerto and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Rubrik and Dell PowerProtect Data Manager. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Microsoft DPM report.

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