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DPM protection support matrix

 

Published: July 29, 2015

Updated: May 13, 2016

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

Workload

Version

Supported DPM deployment

DPM: System Center 2012 R2

DPM: System Center 2012 with SP1

DPM: System Center 2012

Protect and recover

VMM

System Center 2012 R2, 2012 with SP1, 2012

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

Y

VMM database

Client computers (64-bit and 32-bit)

Windows 8.1

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

N

Files, folders, volumes

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 20112 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows 8

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

Y

Files, folders, volumes

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 20112 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows 7

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

Y

Files, folders, volumes

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 20112 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Vista with SP2

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

N

Y

Y

Files, folders, volumes

Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Vista

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

N

N

Y

Files, folders, volumes

Servers (32-bit and 64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Datacenter and Standard

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

N

N

DPM as physical server, Hyper-V VM —Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 20112 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 20112 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2012 with SP1, 2012 – Datacenter and Standard

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

N

DPM as physical server, DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file/bare metal

DPM as VMware VM—folder, file, system state/bare metal

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Standard and Enterprise

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2008 R2

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as Azure VM—Volume, share, folder, file

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2008

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2)

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Storage Server 2008

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2)

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2

Physical server

Hyper-V VM

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2)

Note that Microsoft extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015.

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2003 R2

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 2)

Note that Microsoft extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015.

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 – Core, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 2)

Note that Microsoft extended support for Windows Server 2003 ended in July 2015.

Y

Y

DPM as physical server; DPM as Hyper-V VM—Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

DPM as VMWare VM— Volume, share, folder, file, system state/bare metal

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SQL Server

SQL Server 2014 with SP1, 2014

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 4)

N

N

Database

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SQL Server 2012 with SP3, SP2

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update rollup 4)

N

N

Database

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

Y

N

SQL Server 2012 with SP1, 2012

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Database

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SQL Server 2008 R2

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Database

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SQL Server 2008

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Database

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SQL Server 2005 with SP2

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Database

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Exchange

Exchange 2016

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

From DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 9 onwards

Only supported if the Exchange database is on NTFS. REFS isn't currently supported.

N

N

Protect: Standalone Exchange server, database under a database availability group (DAG), DAG without a cluster administrative access point.

Recover: Mailbox, mailbox databases under a DAG

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Exchange

Exchange 2013

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

N

Protect: Standalone Exchange server, database under a database availability group (DAG)

Recover: Mailbox, mailbox databases under a DAG

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Exchange 2010

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Protect: Standalone Exchange server, database under a database availability group (DAG)

Recover: Mailbox, mailbox databases under a DAG

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Exchange 2007

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Protect: Storage group

Recover: Storage group, database, mailbox

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SharePoint

SharePoint 2013

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

N

Protect: Farm, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, front-end Web server

Note that protecting a SharePoint farm that’s using the SQL Server 2012 Always On feature for the content databases is supported by DPM 2012 R2 with update rollup 5 or later, installed.

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SharePoint 2010

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

N

Protect: Farm, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, front-end Web server

Azure VM

Protects workloads running on Azure VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 3 onwards)

N

N

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SharePoint 2007

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Protect: Farm, SharePoint search, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, SharePoint search, front-end Web server

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

SharePoint Server 3.0

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Protect: Farm, SharePoint search, front-end Web server content

Recover: Farm, database, web application, file or list item, SharePoint search, front-end Web server

VMware Windows VM

Protects workloads running on Windows VMware VMs

Y (from DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 5 onwards)

N

N

Hyper-V

DPM protection agent installed o Hyper-V standalone host or cluster

Windows Server 2012 R2 – Datacenter and Standard

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

N

N

Protect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives

Windows Server 2012 – Datacenter and Standard

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Protect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 – Enterprise and Standard

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

Y

Y

Protect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives

Windows Server 2008

Physical server

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

N

Y

Y

Protect: Hyper-V computers, cluster shared volumes (CSVs)

Recover: Virtual machine, Item-level recovery of files and folder, volumes, virtual hard drives

Linux

Linux running as Hyper-V guest

On-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

Y

N

N

Hyper-V must be running on Windows Server 2012 R2. Protect: Entire virtual machine

Recover: Entire virtual machine

  • Clusters—DPM can protect data in the following clustered applications:

    • File servers

    • SQL Server

    • Hyper-V—Note that when protecting a Hyper-V cluster using scaled-out DPM protection, you can’t add secondary protection for the protected Hyper-V workloads.

    • Exchange Server

    • DPM can protect non-shared disk clusters for supported Exchange Server versions (cluster continuous replication), and can also protect Exchange Server configured for local continuous replication.

    • DPM can protect cluster workloads that are located in the same domain as the DPM server, and in a child or trusted domain. If you want to protect data source in untrusted domains or workgroups you’ll need to use NTLM or certificate authentication for a single server, or certificate authentication only for a cluster.

  • Client computers

    • Protected volumes must be NTFS. FAT and FAT32 volumes can’t be supported

    • The volume must be at least 1 GB for DPMprotection. DPM uses Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to take the data snapshot and the snapshot only works if the volume is at least 1 GB.

  • SQL Server

    • DPM doesn’t support the protection of SQL Server database hosted on cluster-shared volumes (CSVs).

  • Exchange

    • The eseutil.exe and ese.dll versions on the Exchange server and the DPM server version must match. For example a 64-bit DPM server will needs the 64-bit version of eseutil.exe and ese.dll.

    • Maintain up-to-date copies of these dll files as follows:

      1. Install the Microsoft Exchange Server management tools on the DPM server. Install the management tools for the latest version of Exchange that you’re running.

      2. At the command prompt open the \Bin folder iAtn the DPM installation folder. Then run the following to create a hard link for eseutil.exe:

        fsutil hardlink create <link> <target>
        

        For example:

        fsutil hardlink create “c:\program files\microsoft\dpm\bin\eseutil.exe” “c:\program files\microsoft\Exchange\bin\eseutil.exe”
        
    • Before you can protect Exchange Server 2007 data in a Clustered Continuous Replication (CCR) configuration, you must apply KB 940006.

  • File Server

    • Before you can protect a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2, you must apply the hotfix KB 977381.

    • DPM 2012 R2 must be running on Windows server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 to protect Windows Server 2012 deduped volumes.

  • Hyper-V

    • For Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2008 R2 make sure you have the updated described in KB 975354 installed.

    • For Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2008 in a cluster configuration make sure you have updates KB 948465 and KB 971394 installed.

  • SharePoint

    • Before you can protect a computer running Office SharePoint Server 2007, make sure you have the update described in KB 941422 installed.

    • If you use the Office SharePoint Server Search service, before you can protect Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 data, make sure you have updates KB 951695 and KB 941422 installed.

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