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Micro Focus Data Protector Pros

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Datacenter Engineer at Al Ittefaq Steel Products Company
Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself.
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Founder at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
If you have an idea of what you are doing, it's very flexible and very stable.
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Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.
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Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.
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Head of Virtualization and IT Services Area at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability of the product seems to be quite good.
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Lead Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product.
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Storage / Backup Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration.
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Enterprise Engineer at Computech Limited
The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.
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Backup Administrator Individual Contributor at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The normal file system backup is easy to manage, and our success rate is quite high.
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Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.
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Micro Focus Data Protector Cons

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Datacenter Engineer at Al Ittefaq Steel Products Company
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.
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Founder at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The downside of the flexibility on offer is if you over-configure it, it may fail to function as some configurations may not match.
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Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking.
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Learn what your peers think about Micro Focus Data Protector. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Microfocus needs to build a partnership with other vendors in addition to HPE as far as cloud consolidation of backups.
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Head of Virtualization and IT Services Area at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Other tools seem to be easier to use.
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Lead Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
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.
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Storage / Backup Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on.
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Enterprise Engineer at Computech Limited
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.
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Backup Administrator Individual Contributor at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The scheduler setup could be better. We are facing some issues scheduling the job based on our requirements.
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SR
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.
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Learn what your peers think about Micro Focus Data Protector. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
566,121 professionals have used our research since 2012.