How to do Disaster Recovery with DPM 2007 — new streaming video

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

For many environments, simply providing reliable backup and recovery of key workloads like SQL Server and Exchange is enough.

For larger enterprises, distributed branch-office environments, and those with mandates for off-site protection -- DPM 2007 can also be used for multi-tiered data protection to deliver disaster recovery or business continuity preparedness.

When Microsoft began looking at what customers' unmet needs were around data protection, we found that customers were often forced to use:

- A legacy tape backup solution that they were using for long-term archival

- Another technology for disk-to-disk protection for fast recovery

- Yet a third-type of file/block replication technology for off-site disaster recovery

One of the key design criteria for Data Protection Manager 2007 was to provide a truly unified disk-to-disk-to-tape experience that blended these three mechanisms behind an easy-to-understand UI and focus on best-of-breed features within a fixed set of workloads.

While many understand how DPM 2007 works for "normal" data protection, DPM's native internal protection mechanism delivers Disaster Recovery within the same product.

 Streaming Video -- DPM 2007 for Disaster Recovery and Multi-Tiered data protection


This 17-minute streaming video provides:

- an overview of DPM 2007 in disaster recovery configurations

- step-by-step setup of the DPM server at the disaster recovery location

- how multi-tiered data protection meets branch office protection goals

If you have other suggestions for topics that you would like to hear about around DPM 2007 or other Microsoft storage technologies, please drop me an email.

-- jason

Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for all the DPM info. It’s great to have these types of resources about new products… definitely helps getting ones hands around technology a more efficient process.

    It would be great to see some webcasts or walk-throughs of using DPM for restores, specifically:

    * SQL

    * Exchange

    * System state restore (failed system, restore to new hardware)

    * Full restore with system state and ALL installed applications (e.g. both 3rd party and MS functions such as IIS, DHCP, AD, etc,etc)

    * Bare metal restores using dpmsrt

  2. Anonymous says:

    DPM 2007 has a really simple licensing model: DPM Server – for the back-end platform(s) Standard DPML

  3. Anonymous says:

    DPM 2007 has a really simple licensing model: DPM Server – for the back-end platform(s) Standard DPML


    These are good ideas.  

    I’ve done deep webcasts for Exchange and SQL – and they have demo’s, but I could cut them out and play there here as well.

    BMR with SRT would be fun to do.

    System State would be interesting too.

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