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Data Protector

Comprehensive, centrally-managed backup and recovery software for physical and virtual environments designed for today’s dynamic, data-driven data centers.

Adaptive Data Protection from the Core to the Edge

HPE Data Protector, our core data protection engine, provides high performing backup and recovery across various data repositories, applications and remote sites in physical and virtual environments. It standardizes and consolidates backup and recovery processes so that businesses can improve reliability, gain business resiliency, and reduce cost and complexity of backup operations. Data Protector is the foundation of the HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery (ABR) suite which includes Storage Optimizer for analyzing, classifying and managing data based on its value, and Backup Navigator for optimizing the backup environment by using operational analytics and insight. Together, this suite enables our customers to gain a 360 degree view of their backup environments to constantly tune and adapt to deliver optimal results. Read more.

Data Protector Key Capabilities

Comprehensive Enterprise Data Protection

Simplify and standardize data protection across heterogeneous environments, applications and media. Extensive support matrix simplifies integrations with 3rd party systems and solutions and eliminates the need for multiple point products.

Built-in Disaster Recovery

Automate disaster recovery with centralized bare metal recovery from physical to physical, physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, and virtual to physical from any backup set at no additional cost.

Application Recovery

Ensure granular recovery with native integrations with core enterprise applications and databases to extend backup, automate point-in-time recovery, and enable application owners to manage, drive and service their own backup and recovery requirements.

Snapshot Protection

Rapidly and efficiently recover your data thanks to array-based snapshot integrations while removing the burden that traditional backup technologies have on the production environment.

Advanced Virtual Server Protection

Protect your data in virtualized environments with major hypervisor integrations, tiered recovery options, process automation, and analytics and visualization for virtual environments.

Storage Optimization

Reduce storage resources needed and cut costs with federated deduplication and a single deduplication engine across the portfolio on the application source, backup server or target system with StoreOnce Catalyst.

  • Create complex scheduling and prioritization of backup jobs. Set SLA baselines by defining typical job runtimes.

  • Improve end user productivity with Granular Recovery Extensions (GRE) for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, by allowing application administrators to recover single items directly from the administrative console.

  • Get active alerting and event management for backup and recovery operations with Data Protector management extensions such as Microsoft SCOM.


Create complex scheduling and prioritization of backup jobs. Set SLA baselines by defining typical job runtimes.

ROI Case Study by Nucleus Research Proves Significant Cost Savings

Discover how Gardner Business Media replaced its issue-prone backup software solution from Veritas with Data Protector and improved its ROI by 47%. In this ROI case study, Nucleus Research found that Gardner drove significant cost savings from avoided license and maintenance costs and increased administrator and end-user productivity by switching to Data Protector.

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Transforming Data Protection with HPE

More organizations are moving away from fragmented point-based solutions to HPE’s unified data protection solution. Data Protector, through integrations with storage systems such as StoreOnce and 3PAR arrays, can provide you with advanced capabilities that accelerate the backup process in a cost-efficient, scalable way to provide the best reliability, lowest management complexity and highest level of innovation.

Adaptive approach to backup and recovery


    Comprehensive protection

    Centrally managed and standardized backup and disaster recovery that extends from the core data center to the edge of your business


    Real-time analytics

    Actionable insight and awareness for rapid root-cause analysis, bridging data protection gaps, and planning future data protection needs


    Guided optimization

    Recommendations and dynamic reporting for balanced resource utilization, automated job prioritization, and identification and resolution of inefficiencies

Data Protector testimonial 1

We no longer have to worry about getting backups completed within certain time frames. The HPE StoreOnce deduplication feature has removed the restrictions on our processes and enables us to carry out backups and restores simultaneously. So we can backup data from programs such as Microsoft SharePoint much more frequently and incrementally throughout the day. This has made us much more flexible.

Peter Brecht
Project Manager and Storage and Backup 
Administrator, Heidelberg

Data Protector testimonial 2

The longevity of HPE Data Protector at RelayHealth testifies to the value we place on it as a critical component of our environment. It’s very unusual for a team to use the same tool for 17 years, so that indicates the value that we get from Data Protector.

Dan Hoy
Storage Engineer, RelayHealth

Data Protector testimonial 3

The data volume for full backups has fallen to 20 percent of the original volume. In other words, investing in the HPE Data Protector software with an integrated HPE StoreOnce system has enabled us to vastly improve efficiency.

Klaus Neffgen
Head of infrastructure, Gutenberg Rechenzentrum

Here's how it works:

Install the Cell Manager & client agents

Install Cell Manager to schedule backups, and install client agents of the systems you’re protecting: file systems, application integrations, etc. Choose the method you want to use for VMware backup.

Configure target storage devices

Back up with storage array snapshots, deduplicated disk storage, HPE Helion Object Storage, or tape. Configure media servers to consolidate device management.

Create backup specs & schedules

Choose how often you back up, manage replication between deduplication-enabled appliances, and schedule data migrations from faster, expensive storage to slower, cheaper storage.

Backup and Recovery Trends: How Businesses are Benefiting From Data

HPE ran a global survey, conducted by TechValidate, of Data Protector customers from a wide range of industries and countries to find out why they chose the software, how they were using it, and how it had benefited them. See what they found!

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Integrating Data Protection for VMware Infrastructure

Discover in this white paper how Data Protector can help you protect your virtual environments without impacting mission-critical applications. With its advanced snapshot functionality, one-touch VM protection through policy inheritance, and integrations with VMware’s API for Data Protection (VADP), administrators can easily deploy and execute advanced VM backup and recovery processes to meet the most demanding business SLAs.

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Free 60 day license

Free 60 day license

Full-featured version

Full-featured version

Professional support

Professional support

No credit card required

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No contract required

No contract required

Data sheet

Data Protector


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Backup Navigator: Enhance Data Protection


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Certified, Integrated Backup for SAP HANA


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Data Protector and EMC Data Domain Boost Integration


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Solution brief

HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite


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Analyst report

Taneja Group - The HPE Solution to Backup Complexity and Scale


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Real-time Monitoring for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager


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Data Growth is Acclerating


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