System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack now available

June 29, 2008 at 8:33 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I allready mentioned it a few days ago but now the feature pack for DPM 2007 has been made public.The DPM 2007 Update Rollup is a feature pack that includes previously released hotfixes alongside several new features aimed to enhance overall applicability and usability of DPM. Added features include: Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 support, enhanced support for sharing tape libraries and support for media co-location on tapes.

This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. Note: Depending on your configuration, some updates may not apply. Please see “Installation Instructions” for details.
Feature Bullet Summary:
Issues Fixed:

  • 946647 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package: January 9, 2008
  • 948373 The backup image may be corrupted if you use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to perform an online backup of a virtual machine that is running in Virtual Server 2005
  • 950082 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package rollup 2
  • 948936 When synchronization runs in Data Protection Manager 2007, the DPM service may unexpectedly crash
  • 951557 getKB -Data Protection Manager 2007 – Hotfix

Features Added:

  • Support for backing up virtual machines on clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 hosts
  • Support for sharing tape libraries between multiple DPM servers
  • Better tape utilization of tape capacity by co-locating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range
  • System state protection for Windows Server 2008

Note: Backup of SQL 2008 (Katmai) is not supported until the released version is publicly available.

downloads: SCDPM 2007 FP – x86 and SCDPM2007 FP – x64

Happy DPM-ing

//Bart Bultinck