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2014-04-09T14:16:00Z
it_user7077 - PeerSpot reviewer
BI Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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What are some of the pros and cons of HP Data Protector vs. Symantec Backup Exec?

If you've implemented or evaluated these solutions, why did you chose one over the other?

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Systems Consultant at NIIT Technologies Limited
Consultant
2016-03-17T05:27:49Z
17 March 16

I am using HP Data Protector since last 3 years. It is easy to use, install, configure and very less administration after initial setup. It is able to backup many different operating systems and virtual infrastructure. I personally liked HP Data Protector as a backup software. I have not used Symantec Backup Exec.

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Product Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
2014-04-16T04:01:18Z
16 April 14

I researched the differences between the products and here are my findings:

Symantec Backup Exec and NetBackup

Dave Simpson, an analyst with 451 Group said you must include the big boys in any list of top backup applications.

"By sheer virtue of their installed bases, you'd have to start with Symantec, IBM, EMC, CA Technologies, HP and CommVault," he said. "Symantec is No. 1 in terms of market share."

Symantec offers two well known backup products. Backup Exec can be used for Windows, Linux, Mac and various virtualization platforms and has integrated deduplication and archiving technology.

"Symantec BackupExec works well for homogenous Windows server-centric environment," said Michael Lapetino, a CDW solution architect. "It is generally aimed at small to medium enterprises where tape and disk-based backup strategies are fairly commonplace. Customers appreciate the robust feature set of BackupExec and the relatively affordable acquisition cost to manage and deploy it in traditional computing environments."

NetBackup is another well-used backup product that falls under the Symantec umbrella. The latest version of NetBackup includes Symantec V-Ray for visibility into virtual file systems and applications.

HP Data Protector

HP is another OEM that has jumped on the dedupe bandwagon. HP Data Protector provides disk and tape data protection, snapshots, dedupe and a lot more in one integrated package.

Honestly, I still prefer Acronis, Quest vRanger, Dell Appasure and Symantec Backup Exec

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Systems analyst
Vendor
2014-04-15T20:18:00Z
15 April 14

I've been using HP Dataprotector for a long time. It´s an old version (5.0) but is simple and easy to use. I've installed, configured and tested a new version (7) in one day.
It is definitely a good product for backup & recovery.

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Product Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
2014-04-14T01:12:46Z
14 April 14

I have not tried HP Data Protector personally. However, Symantec Backup Exec seems to be a good product. It also seems that Acronis or Commvault are upcoming trends in replacing these traditional products.

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