I joined this late due to a phone conference.
This is a System Center Influencers briefing on Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010.
- Single supported solution for Microsoft workloads
- Single agent, no workload licensing
- Enterprise scalability in the 2010 release
New Workload Additions
- Cluster Shared Volume
- Exchange 2010
- SharePoint 2010
It supports OS’s going back to XP SP2.
- Self-service end user restore from Explorer or Office
- Self-service DBA restrore from within SQL
- Auto protection of new databases
- Protect 1000’s of databases per DPM server
- Recover 2005 DB’s to SQL 2008
- Auto protection of new content databases in SharePoint farms
- Protect the farm, restore the document
- Optimizations for the new and many Exchange architectures
- CSV support
- Item level recovery from within a VHD
- Alternate host recovery
- 1000 clients per DPM server
- “User data only”. Don’t protect the entire machine.
- Uses VSS in Vista and Windows 7
- Policy allows you to protect specific folders, so there’s no end user set up.
- User can restore from local VSS while offline, or DPM while online.
- While offline, the PC continues to make VSS copies and will sync them to DPM when it is online again.