Microsoft DPM Review
Suitable for small sites and businesses with Microsoft products, easy to use, but needs better reporting and better portability for other vendors
What is most valuable?
It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products.
It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.
What needs improvement?
It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database.
It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality.
Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been using this solution for six years.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
How are customer service and technical support?
Their technical support is moderate. I am an expert in DPM, so I don't need support many times.
How was the initial setup?
Its installation is straightforward. It takes one hour at the most.
What about the implementation team?
What other advice do I have?
I would recommend this solution for small businesses and small sites. I plan to keep using this solution.
I would rate Microsoft DPM a seven out of ten.
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