Announcing DPM 2006 Service Pack 1 Release to Web

Building on the focus of Data Protection Manager 2006 for disk-to-disk protection of file servers, Service Pack 1 (SP1) broadens the protection capabilities with support for protecting file server clusters, support for SIS (single-instance storage) enabled servers and support for X64 Windows servers. For more details…   • Read What’s New in Service Pack 1… Read more

A first look at DPM v2

On Friday, October 27, 2006, we will be having our First Look at System Center Data Protection Manager v2.   Join this webcast to learn how DPM v2 combines the concepts of continuous data protection and traditional tape backup, online and offline, into a single product, enabling a zero-data-loss configuration for applications. After a brief… Read more

Jon Jentzsch’s Bio

As a Program Manager in the Data Protection Manager team, I am responsible for driving the release process for DPM v2.  This includes managing the releases for Beta1 and Beta2 and eventually for the released product…. Read more

Downloading DPMv2 Beta1

Get your hands on DPMv2 Beta1 bits. Click here to download. Now off to playing with it…   Summary of what DPMv2 Beta1 offers Protecting multiple data sources File Systems Exchange storage groups SQL databases Protection to both disk and tape Clusters protection Centralized monitoring from MOM 2005 More resources Beta1 Overview Beta1 FAQ  … Read more

DPMv2 Beta announced…

On September 27th, Microsoft announced the public beta of System Center Data Protection Manager version 2.   Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a key member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products, designed to help IT Pros manage their Windows environment.      Today, DPM 2006 delivers centralized backup for branch offices, while… Read more

DPM FAQ updated

The DPM FAQ is updated and includes the following changes: Updated system requirements to include Windows Server 2003 R2. Added “Can I use DPM with Windows Server 2003 R2?” question and answer. Added restriction on using Disk Defragmenter on the DPM storage pool to the “Known Issues” section. Added “Can DPM protect a Web server?” question… Read more

DPM v1 wins award!

DPM wins the 2006 Network Storage Conference Annual STOR(SM) Award in the Data Protection category. – Balaji Hariharan… Read more

Testing enrollment for DPM v1 SP1 Beta closes!

Excellent response to testing DPM v1 SP1 Beta…   Thanks to everyone for your excellent response and volunteering to DPM v1 SP1 Beta. As we have already exceeded the total number of seats available, we are not in a position to accept any more testers.   Thanks once again to everyone who have signed-up! –… Read more

DPM MOM Pack Users

If you would like to give us feedback about the DPM v1 MOM pack, now is the time. We need your help in filling up a questionnaire which includes giving feedback about existing MOM pack and adding suggestions on new features. Of course you have the option of beta testing the new pack as well. As you know,… Read more

Protecting Apps using DPM 2006

Data Protection Manager 2006 aka DPM V1 primarily caters to the file server protection market. But a lot of servers out there are application servers. So if you bought DPM V1, how do you ensure protection of your application servers?   DPM has a file system filter sitting on the IO stack of the protected… Read more