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Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veritas NetBackup and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The normal file system backup is easy to manage, and our success rate is quite high.""The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.""What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file.""It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.""It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""The initial setup was relatively easy."

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"I like that it's enterprise-capable. It can handle multiple operating systems. It can handle multiple database types. It can handle a lot of different backup use cases. It's flexible.""They are among the top in the world for backup and recovery.""I have found it to be the simplest solution to the market. It gives us a complete end to end solution. We are using this solution, Veritas Appliance and another one for access archiving. It is convenient to have all the support from one vendor.""The backup and restore functions are very valuable aspects of the product.""NetBackup is very easy for end-users.""The most valuable feature is that you don't need any special connectivity - you just need to give your seller name, and then it automatically discovers all your virtual machines, which is a great benefit, especially in a bigger environment.""I like the virtual server backup.""The VM portal and the CloudCatalyst are two of the solution's most valuable features."

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Cons
"VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.""The downside of the flexibility on offer is if you over-configure it, it may fail to function as some configurations may not match.""If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam.""I would like to see a better user interface in the next release.""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.""Other tools seem to be easier to use.""I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement.""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support."

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"The SQL Server backup features are not up to date.""The solution is not that stable because it has to be monitored and administered every day. The stability could be improved.""We want a solution that can be scaled-out because our data is growing very quickly, and we aren't able to back it up quickly. It takes one or two days, which is a problem. It is very slow. We just use one backup server. We want another solution with maybe a backup server cluster to back up more data in one day. We want a solution that can be scaled-out to back up our data quickly and efficiently.""The most common problem is the backup failures over the weekend. We have to troubleshoot and sometimes do restores and then we have trouble doing some of the restores.""The user interface could improve, it seems a bit out of date.""Technical support is somewhat slow and is in need of improvement.""NetBackup's reporting features are a little poor.""I do not really like NetBackup as it is coming from a mix of other software packages."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale."
  • "The solution requires paying for a license."
  • "Our licensing is on a capacity basis."
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  • "If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
  • "My licensing model is based on capacity so as we grow, the price we pay increases and it becomes too expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are charged based on the number of CPU cores."
  • "We are happy with the pricing that we have, but it's expensive."
  • "It is very expensive. The licensing cost for this solution is on a yearly basis. It is approximately 50k. We will continue using it at least for the next year, but we are currently doing an analysis to switch to some other solution."
  • "Pricing is good, under our budget, and flexible."
  • "A better price would make this product more competitive."
  • "In terms of cost, it's not very good."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.
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    The setup cost is not so large compared with other software, while as far as licensing goes, I suggest one per capacity (Front End TB) if the environment is heterogeneous with both physical and… more »
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    The VMware GRE is still limited and complex to implement with differences in behavior between Windows and Linux mount proxies. ZDB has too many constraints (e.g. it doesn't work for Linux volumes… more »
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    Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right… more »
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    Well both are comprehensive backup solutions. comm-vault has management One UI, Built-in security features, ransomware detection, immutability, data isolation, and recovery. while Net-backup has… more »
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    The most valuable feature is that you don't need any special connectivity - you just need to give your seller name, and then it automatically discovers all your virtual machines, which is a great… more »
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    Also Known As
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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    Overview

    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.

    NetBackup reduces the staggering complexity of enterprise data protection, outpaces the relentless growth of the data center, and increases the agility IT needs to transform from traditional cost center to service-oriented business enabler. Enterprises trust Symantec.

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    Sample Customers
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
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    Top Industries
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    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company8%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    Large Enterprise72%
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    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Veritas NetBackup is ranked 7th in Backup and Recovery Software with 59 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.0, while Veritas NetBackup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veritas NetBackup writes "Short-term recovery options help our clients easily get lost data back into production". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Zerto, HPE StoreOnce and Dell EMC NetWorker, whereas Veritas NetBackup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Commvault, Azure Backup and Rubrik. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Veritas NetBackup report.

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