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Senior Systems Administrator at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 25 2014

What do you think of Microsoft DPM?

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…
Real User
Database Expert with 51-200 employees
Oct 14 2014

What is most valuable?


What needs improvement?

Yes: failure of primary; agent resource use.

What other advice do I have?

I'm afraid I fail to see how the CEO of a 500+ employee company can be a "real user" in any relevant sense. The real hands-on experience with DPM is that it's difficult to set up unless you get it right first time, the agent processes gobble CPU and i/o, and if you're unfortunate enough for your DPM primary to go awol, you're faced with building a complete DPM network again because the… more»
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CEO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
May 10 2013

What is most valuable?

• 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… more»

What needs 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.

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

What is Microsoft DPM?

Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system. Using DPM you can backup (copy) data from a source location to a target secondary location. If original data is unavailable because of planned or unexpected issues, you can restore data from the secondary location. Using DPM you can back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system.
Also known as
DPM, Data Protection Manager
Microsoft DPM customers
Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
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