Interested in trying out the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager version 2?

Published 10-13-2006 07:28 PM 456 Views

An interesting Beta opportunity...

Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a key member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products, designed to help IT Pros manage their Windows environment.   

Today, DPM 2006 delivers centralized backup for branch offices, while providing rapid and reliable recovery of files from readily accessible disk instead of waiting to locate and mount tapes.  Restores are achieved from an easy-to-use IT administrator interface, as well as enabling end-users to restore their own data directly from Windows Explorer or any Microsoft Office application. 

Data Protection Manager (DPM) v2 is the next generation of Microsoft’s data protection platform – and the backup/restore tool that administrators of Microsoft networks have been asking for.  DPM “v2” sets a new standard for Windows backup and recovery - delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft application and file servers to a seamlessly integrated secondary disk and tape solution on the DPM server.  DPM enables better backups as well as rapid and reliable recoveries for both the IT professional and the end-user.  DPM significantly reduces the costs and complexities associated with data protection through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes.

DPM version 2 provides:

  • Continuous Data Protection for Windows Application and File Servers - DPM protects core Windows Server workloads (Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and File) by continuously capturing data changes with application-aware block-level agents, providing an easy-to-manage and robust disk/tape back end platform, and one-click lossless application recovery.
  • Rapid and Reliable Recovery - DPM enables IT administrators and end-users to easily recover data in minutes from easily accessible disk instead of locating and restoring from less-reliable tapes.
  • Advanced Technology for Enterprises of all sizes - DPM brings together the best aspects of CDP real-time protection with traditional tape backup/restore to provide a comprehensive disk-to-disk-to-tape data recovery solution.  Combined with Microsoft’s experience in Windows Server technology, DPM v2 provides a technically advanced and comprehensive data protection solution for the most demanding Windows environments – from the SMB to the Enterprise.

To read more and get the Beta software, please go here:

- The Exchange Team

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I signed up for the beta last week... Especially the support for E2007 LCR/CCR sounds interessting...

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when DPM can work with exchange and sql server databases online it will be an interesting software.
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Pablo - This beta announcements is for the version of DPM that can work with Exchange and SQL Server databases ONLINE. I would love to have you try this out and hear your feedback.

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DPM v2 works just fine for the SQL backups but I can't get it to work w/ exchange 2003.  It claims I havn't met the prereq's yet.
Anyone have any ideas or gotten it to work?
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If it works with Exchange and Sql Server Online then I will try it in our ISP. Thanks!
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another issue... dpm don´t support clusters... may be the next version...

Install File Agent on CLUSTEXCH1 failed:
Error 315: Agent operation failed because CLUSTEXCH1 is part of a cluster. DPM does not support protection of clustered servers.
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