Backing up with Data Protection Manager

One of my buddies in Texas, Jason Buffington is a product manger in the Storage Server group and is a  DPM guru!

Jason did a FANTASTIC screencast around of Data Protection Manager and how it really works.  The screencast is about 10 minutes long and trust me, it is time well spent.  He talks about the secret sauce behind DPM and how it works down at the block level of the hard drives.


Check it out here:


How does DPM really protect data? 


I have spoken with Jason in the past on TechNet Radio.  Jason and I just got done recording another interview for the next version of DPM.  Check back here around Sept. 12th for the links to hear the interview.  We talk about some great new solutions in DPM!


[UPDATE!!] You can check out the radio interview here: TechNet Radio Interview --- System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

Comments (3)
  1. Anonymous says:

    I interviewed Jason Buffington a few weeks ago and we talked about Data Protection Manger. The interview

  2. Bill Webster says:

    Can I use a hardware VSS writer with DPM 2007?

  3. Matt Hester says:

    Good question Bill,

    I do not believe so mainly because I do not think there is a Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service provider at the hardware level.  This is also a good question for Jason at his blog:

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