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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.

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 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.

Advanced Security

Create a secure and highly reliable backup environment with lower overhead with simplified communication between Data Protector components.


Seamlessly integrate HPE Data Protector with other existing customer solutions, such as web portals, applications and deployment tools.

Customer testimonials from the 2017 TechValidate survey
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.

  • The Data Protector dashboard starts with a Client Overview. Clicking on a Client, shows an individual license and capacity consumption.

  • Quickly check your capacity consumption on the Data Protector dashboard.

  • For a quick and easy licensing overview, click License Type to see where this license is consumed.

  • The Devices Overview on the Data Protector dashboard gives you quick feedback about Device Connection, Type, Pools and Usage.

  • Backup schedules are color-coded for easy identification. If a new schedule overlaps with a different schedule, a conflict warning will be issued.


The Data Protector dashboard starts with a Client Overview. Clicking on a Client, shows an individual license and capacity consumption.

Why Data Protector Works the Best with HPE Storage

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.

Best Practices for Reinventing Your Data Protector Strategy

Are you prepared to tackle the challenges of the new digital economy? Many organizations have underinvested in backup, running legacy solutions that are unable to keep pace with business demands. Watch this webinar replay with IDC and HPE to get a step-by-step strategy for rethinking your current data protection process.

Read the White Paper

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!

(PDF 3.47 MB)

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Free 60 day license

Free 60 day license

Full-featured version

Full-featured version

Professional support

Professional support

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No contract required

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Data sheet

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Data Protector and EMC Data Domain Boost Integration


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Solution brief

HPE Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite


(PDF 1.23 MB)

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 Accelerating


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Case study

RheinEnergie AG, featuring HPE Data Protector, HPE Backup Navigator


(PDF 295 KB)


HPE Data Protector and Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite


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Software Education for Data Protector

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