Microsoft DPM Overview

Microsoft DPM is the #26 ranked solution in our list of best Backup and Recovery Software. It is most often compared to Veeam Backup & Replication: Microsoft DPM vs Veeam Backup & Replication

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.

Microsoft DPM is also known as DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM, MS DPM, MS DPM.

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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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Senior Systems Administrator at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
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…
Database Expert with 51-200 employees
Real User
Reliable, but serious issues.

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 secondary/ies will refuse full backups if the primary isn't there.
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CEO at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Ultimate tool for great file system savings and fabric administration optimization

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 recover directories and small file rather than the whole volume. This make the experience with Data Protection Manager a delight.
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