System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (SCDPM) what to expect?

June 20, 2008 at 2:12 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

SCDPM is a really cool product and I like it a lot (hell yeah!) but sometimes you just wish it could do a little bit more. So there is stuff comming up !

A rollup will be released in the last half of June (It will be available on the Download Center)SCDPM

1. multiple protection groups per tape : hooray !!!!

2. support for W2K8

3. other things important but I forgot as 1 and 2 allready are enough :-)

There will be a SP1 for DPM and it should include the following features (not limited)

1. SharePoint search index

2. SharePoint backup catalog

3. Support for SQL server with mirrored databases

4. Support for SharePoint with mirrored SQL databases

5. Host level support for Hyper-V VMs

6. Cross forest support

7. Exchange SCR

8. Migration support

9. Local data source protection support

Really looking forward to Hyper-V support (as we use DPM as the solution to backup virtual machines)
and cross forest support (as there are multiple forests :-)
and local data source protection support is allways welcome (this should mean that for smaller environments you don’t need a dedicated DPM server per sé but you can co-host other apps/shares on it…)

Counting down till download…

//Bart Bultinck