Posted by: kurtsh | June 30, 2008

RELEASE: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack

image 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 support

    Run DPM2007 Server on a Windows Server 2008 platform

    Protect Windows Server 2008 – including Core systems

    Protect Windows Server 2008 System State

    While DPM2007 has actually been protecting “Longhorn” since Beta 3, this makes Windows Server 2008 a supported protected workload

    Protect SQL Server 2008

    Including the ability to restore SQL Server 2005 databases to a SQL Server 2008 server for test migrations and ensuring that after you have updated your environment to SQL Server 2008, you will still be able to recover older SQL 2005 databases, when needed.

    While DPM has actually been protecting "Katmai" since customer technology preview 4 (July 2007), this makes SQL Server 2008 a supported protect-able workload

    Protect clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 hosts

    DPM 2007 could already protect clustered-Exchange, clustered-SQL Server and clustered-File Services … but clustered virtualization hosts was not initially available in DPM 2007 RTM.  Now for those environments that understand that as they rely on virtualization, the virtualization host needs to be highly available – those platforms are protected by DPM, as well.

    New media capabilitiesadded based on feedback from some of our early DPM enterprise customers

    Tape media sharing – so that multiple protection groups with similar tape retention periods can now share tapes

    Tape library sharing – multiple DPM servers can now share your enterprise tape library silo’s.  This one has been running in MSIT for a while.

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More information:

This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates.


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