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Overview of DPM features

Updated: August 13, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) provides the following features:

  • DPM deployment—DPM can be deployed as a physical or virtual server. In a virtual deployment you can create a cluster of DPM servers. You can manage multiple DPM servers in a single location using Central Console running on a System Center Operations Manager server. For more information see System requirements for DPM, Install DPM, and Plan for DPM server deployment.

  • Server, computer and workload protection—Using DPM you can backup and recover data to and from Windows servers, Windows client computers, and Microsoft applications. For see the DPM protection support matrix, and Plan for data backup and protection.

  • Backup—You can backup data for all supported data sources. You can store data to tape for long-term storage, and to tape, disk, or Azure for short-term storage. For more information, see Plan for data storage.

  • Recovery—You can easily recover backed up data from within the DPM console. For more information, see Plan for data recovery.

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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