Microsoft DPM Review

Ultimate tool for great file system savings and fabric administration optimization

Valuable Features:

• Data Protection Manager enables fabric administrators to exercise flexibility and freedom in carrying out live migrations of VMs. As an administrator, it is easier now to handle migration of VMs from standalone to cluster, move them within standalones as well as within and across the cluster. • Offers a perfect solution to redundant data. Data Protection Manager assigns a link to the actual file that connects it to the common area where duplicated cold data is stored. I have found this to be a great saving on file system as file contents are maintained in common chunks.

Room for Improvement:

• Optimization of fabric administrator cause management problem to arise in backup administrator as it leads to the backup software failure in a manner that cannot be foreseen or anticipated finding backup administrators unawares. • In trying to solve the backup issue, Data Protection Manager involves complex connection of DPMs and VMM serves which may pose a challenge to beginners.

Other Advice:

Data Protection Manager provides data protection to your business system which covers every challenge posed by VMs migration. Through efficient use of DPMs or leveraging the situation by applying recovery techniques such as Item Level Recovery, data protection and recovery can be highly boasted. Leaning and understanding the file will enable one to master recovery techniques such as capability to recover directories and small file rather than the whole volume. This make the experience with Data Protection Manager a delight.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user3870 (Senior Manager of Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees)

I agree with all the above points,

I've been using DPM since 2010 and it has done the job. However when trying to protect "non domain" servers/workstations - I always have a problem with agent deployments and failures after reboots. Since I moved to DPM 2012 I have not had problems with non domain machines and I can fairly say well done Microsoft for the great protection product!


author avatarit_user156372 (Database Expert with 51-200 employees)
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So no problems at all then Wissam?