Microsoft DPM Review

Fast restores​ improved the business but a recent minor upgrade required a reboot of all of my protected 2008 servers

What is most valuable?

Ease of D2D and D2T backups.

How has it helped my organization?

Fast restores

What needs improvement?

In the areas of disaster recovery.

For how long have I used the solution?

2.5 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Recent minor upgrade required a reboot of all of my protected 2008 servers. This I considered unacceptable as I had to reschedule an outage window to reboot 100+ servers. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes, occasionally protection will stop working say for a simple system state backup.  

How are customer service and technical support?

Microsoft support for this product is very good. Open a web ticket and they will call you and still maintain the ticket as a web ticket

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Organization used BUExec but migrated to DPM because of Microsoft licensing and cost to maintain BUExec.

How was the initial setup?


What about the implementation team?

In-house implementation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Not given opportunity by management to evaluate additional products.

What other advice do I have?

Very good for Microsoft workloads. 

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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