"The solution is easy to use, flexible and has a lot of out-of-the-box functionality. You can configure the dashboards or you can use a script. However, to fully utilize its capabilities you will want to use a lot of scripts which you will need advanced training. The reports can be customized for many things, such as chargeback billing."
"It has a lot of stock reports. I believe over 300 canned reports, which for the most part meet a lot of generic needs."
"The initial setup is very straightforward. Deployment typically takes about one hour. You just need one person to handle the deployment process."
"It generates very detailed reports, which makes things easier when it comes to IT auditing."
"Dell EMC NetWorker integrates well with our domain and the performance is quite good on-premise. We receive approximately 1 terabyte within one hour."
"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."
"When you reach out to your maximum license availability, or you exceed your license limit, NetWorker never stops doing your backups."
"If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product."
"The most valuable feature is NetWorker's integration with the data domain that transfers the data directly into the Dell appliance, so the data doesn't need to pass through the network. NetWorker acts like a pipe, allowing the data to flow directly from the database or the VMware environment to the data domain."
"The GUI is user-friendly."
"It's easy to use."
"There are no problems in terms of stability."
"There is a steep learning curve to use the interface and to create new reports, this could be made easier. If the solution could provide more drag and drop functionality to build more advanced reports that would be very helpful."
"They should empower their customers with the ability to upgrade this solution as long as it's in the same major release."
"Customization of reports or creating new reports can be difficult. Users need to have a deep knowledge of SQL. 70-80% of customers can't seem to understand how to do it. They don't know how to address reporting. If Dell EMC could simplify it, it would benefit the end-user."
"It's a bit difficult for first-time users."
"Lacks a restore feature."
"It's complex in nature."
"Support is definitely an area of concern because of the time it takes to resolve our issues."
"They need more support for image backups."
"The process of upgrading versions should be improved because as it is now, you have to completely uninstall the old version first, and then install the new version."
"It would be beneficial to have a single user interface for all of the features."
"I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up."
"I would like to see the user interface improved, more documentation, faster support, and it could be easier to configure."
Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor is ranked 32nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 4 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor is rated 8.8, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor writes "Easy to use, flexible, configurable dashboards, and effective script capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC Avamar, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup and Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Rubrik. See our Dell EMC Data Protection Advisor vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.
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