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DPM Features

Updated: November 1, 2008

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

Data protection is essential to a business or organization, and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is an effective solution for providing that protection. For in depth information about the following DPM 2007 features, view the Advanced Features in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Webcast (

  • Disk-based data protection and recovery.

  • Command-line scripting using Windows PowerShell.

  • Enterprise deployment methods for distributing the System Center Data Protection Manager agent.

  • Enterprise monitoring with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (and Microsoft Operations Manager 2005).

  • Tape-based backup and archive solutions.

  • Disaster recovery solutions using the System Recovery Tool (SRT), which provides bare-metal recovery of servers and desktops running Windows.

You can back up the DPM database to tape, or you can use a second DPM server in a geographically separated location to protect the primary DPM server.

If you use a second DPM server, you can restore data to protected computers directly from the secondary DPM server. The secondary DPM server can also protect computers until the primary DPM server is brought back online.

  • DPM provides protection of the following items:

    • File data from volumes, shares, and folders.

    • Application data, such as Microsoft Exchange Server storage groups, Microsoft SQL Server databases, Windows SharePoint Services farms, and Microsoft Virtual Server and its virtual machines.

    • Files for workstations running Windows XP Professional SP2 and all Windows Vista editions except Home.

    • Files and application data on clustered servers.

    • System state for protected file and application servers.

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How DPM Works