[SASAG] System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

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Thu Oct 22 01:15:34 PDT 2009

If you're small to mid-sized DPM works great. Its scalability story 
isn't nearly as good as Symantec NetBackup or CommVault Simpana (I can 
get into details if you care, but you're probably not the size of 
enterprise where this matters). However, it's a lot less expensive than 
most backup products and backing up VMs is a snap.


Lap Huynh wrote:
> Hey Eric,
> My company uses DPM 2007, but we're planning to move to DPM 2010. When 
> DPM works, it's great, and it's easy to learn and use. It does the 
> backup at a block level, which is good and bad. The backup of Virtual 
> Server and HyperV VMs are easy, and the restore is great, but it's a 
> pain if you have snapshots applied.
> --- On *Wed, 10/21/09, Eric Kahklen /<eric at kahklen.com>/* wrote:
>     From: Eric Kahklen <eric at kahklen.com>
>     Subject: [SASAG] System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
>     To: "Seattle Area System Administrators Guild" <members at lists.sasag.org>
>     Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 1:03 PM
>     Has anyone used Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager
>     2007?  We are primarily a WIndows shop and have had a number of
>     recommendations for Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5 Server
>     Edition.  We aren't a large IT dept and have a very limited budget
>     so picking the best tool for backup and recovery is critical.  Any
>     opinions or comments are greatly appreciated.
>     Thanks,
>     --
>     Eric Kahklen
>     eric at kahklen.com </mc/compose?to=eric at kahklen.com>
>     206-595-2934
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