Idea ID: 2689195

Data Protector Granular Recovery Extension for VMware vSphere is one of the most painful job

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Data Protector Granular Recovery Extension for VMware vSphere is one of the painful job that I have ever come through. After version 9 it is more complicated and hardly works. So far if we have to recover a single file, we have to restore the complete VM first in VMware. Power on the machine as a clone and then have to recover the file. This is a very lengthy process.
Why cannot you change Data Protector VMware GRE as we do VM file recovery through Veeam backup tool. Recovery through Veeam backup tool is so simple and easy.

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  • I support and implement both DP and Veeam.  Ease of VM guest single-item restore is the #1 reason why Veeam is kicking DP's butt.  What's the point of backup if not for quick, reliable, pain-free restore?  DP VMware GRE is none of those.  In fact, DP's current implementation of VM guest single-item restore is an utter abomination.  And no, I don't care why or how it started as a vSphere plug-in any more than I care why a Model T Ford had a flathead 4-cylinder engine.  Time to join the 21st century.  Get single-item recovery out of vSphere and into a proper explorer native to DP's GUI.  And for the love of God please use HTML5 rather than that wretched Java!

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  • I support and implement both DP and Veeam.  Ease of VM guest single-item restore is the #1 reason why Veeam is kicking DP's butt.  What's the point of backup if not for quick, reliable, pain-free restore?  DP VMware GRE is none of those.  In fact, DP's current implementation of VM guest single-item restore is an utter abomination.  And no, I don't care why or how it started as a vSphere plug-in any more than I care why a Model T Ford had a flathead 4-cylinder engine.  Time to join the 21st century.  Get single-item recovery out of vSphere and into a proper explorer native to DP's GUI.  And for the love of God please use HTML5 rather than that wretched Java!

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