Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager is now available

Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2016 UR1) is now available. After you install this update, you can store backups by using Modern DPM Storage technology. Using Resilient File System (ReFS) block-cloning technology to store incremental backups, System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager significantly improves storage usage and performance. Here are some benefits:

  • 30-40 percent savings in storage
  • Backups that are 70 percent faster with Modern DPM Storage
  • Ability to configure workloads for storage on certain volumes
  • Backup storage inline with the production data source
Announcing RCT based Hyper-V VM backups

System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager uses RCT based change tracking, by using Windows Server 2016. This makes backups more reliable, scalable, and improves backup performance. System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager also enables you to do the following:

  • Meet backup SLAs during cluster operating system rolling upgrade
  • Seamlessly protect and recover Shielded VMs
  • Protect VMs stored on Storage Spaces Direct
  • Protect VMs stored on ReFS-based SOFS clusters

For complete details, please see the following:

3190600Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3190600)


J.C. Hornbeck, Solution Asset PM
Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Group