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"The backup capabilities and the automatization of the backup - along with the potential to make the back up on a virtual machine - are the solution's most valuable aspects.""The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy.""If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.""The GUI is user-friendly.""NetWorker is fast and reliable.""Technical support is good.""The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use.""Data domain is a good feature."

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"The initial setup was relatively easy.""It's a good product that's pretty easy to use.""Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good.""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.""The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector.""The stability of the product seems to be quite good.""The command-line interface is user-friendly and well documented in the reference guide.""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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Cons
"I would like to see better support for the container systems, and we would like to see more support for image backups instead of pure file backups.""The user interface has to be improved""The configuration is too complex.""The solution could improve by having more integration.""There should be more vendors incorporated into the solution.""The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand.""The data storage capabilities should be improved.""Reporting templates could be easier to understand and more comprehensive."

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"I would like to see a better user interface in the next release.""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.""The downside of the flexibility on offer is if you over-configure it, it may fail to function as some configurations may not match.""It would be ideal if they could improve their level of support.""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.""Other tools seem to be easier to use.""The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated""In terms of what can be improved, I would say integrations with MongoDB. We use MongoDB and we need to go to scripts to do backups. We need more integrations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
  • "It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
  • "The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
  • "It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
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  • "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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    Questions from the Community
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    From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
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    If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
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    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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    Also Known As
    NetWorker
    Data Protector, OmniBack, HPE Data Protector
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    Overview
    EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    GSK Vaccines, Repsol, Vodafone Group, Siemens AG, Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
    University9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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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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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Micro Focus Data Protector and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews while Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 21st in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews. Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8, while Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault, whereas Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Zerto and Azure Backup. See our Dell EMC NetWorker vs. Micro Focus Data Protector report.

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