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Datacenter Engineer at Al Ittefaq Steel Products Company

On the interface level of managing the backup, especially the history of the files that we are backing up, Data Protector is pretty good.

Implementation is pretty easy, depending on the number of clients.

The data deduplication is great.

The solution offers easy device detection. It's great for detecting devices you attach to the network. It doesn't matter if it's HPE StoreOnce or Data Domain, this solution will pick it up.

The catalog if very complete. Even if your file is eight years old, you'll be able to see it there.

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

In terms of configuration, it's very flexible. 

If you have an idea of what you are doing, it's very flexible and very stable. We've been using it since 2010 without an issue.

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Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The feature I like the most is the deduplication implementation with CAPA. It's very good. 

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Storage & Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Oracle DB instances backup is one of the main script integrations in the backup specification of the NDMP three-way backups. It lets us use StoreOnce Catalyst stores as a destination through an ethernet connection, bypassing the SAN and avoiding the use of physical and virtual tape libraries. 

Catalyst stores replication using ARS between two sites - each with a distinct cell manager. 

The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide. 

Push install from DP GUI interface lets us deploy/upgrade clients of most common platforms in a short amount of time.

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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

The world has changed, growth is happening towards cloud capabilities, and this product is not that developed. If you were to ask me what I like about Micro Focus Data Protector previously, I would say that this product is a single platform manager. At that time there was not any competition. You got the backup guaranteed even if it took some time, but in the they recovered the file. It was a really strong backup solution which contained a single license for tender services. But now the world has changed. There is instant recovery available but they're still an application based backup model. They didn't evolve.

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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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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.

The solution is scalable. 

The initial setup is rather straightforward.

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Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

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.

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Operations Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1-10 employees

What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle file. 

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Senior IT Manager with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server.

We also use this product to back up our Linux file system.

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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.
564,997 professionals have used our research since 2012.