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SC Data Protection Manager 2010 is Released to Manufacturing

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YES! It is finally here!

We are very excited to announce the RTM of DPM 2010.

You can read the official announcement at System Center Nexus, as well as the commentary from my blog.

DPM 2006 started our journey as ‘centralized backup of branch office files’ to disk. The most important goal was just getting the data out of the branches and not requiring tape drives in each remote location.

DPM 2007 continued by bringing our own tape solution in unison with our disk-to-disk protection, and adding supported ways to protect and recover key Microsoft applications such as SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange or SharePoint. We also delivered DPM 2 DPM 4 DR, as a method of replicating data from one DPM server to another, between datacenters.

DPM 2007 SP1 built upon that and added Hyper-V protection, as well as cloud-based protection using trusted partners like Iron Mountain.

Staying true to our vision of reinventing how Windows customers accomplish data protection by discarding some of the constraints that many legacy backup products deal with -- DPM delivers a single agent at the production workload to protect those assets to unified disk, tape and cloud repositories … from Microsoft for Windows.

DPM 2010 truly delivers unified data protection for Windows servers and clients, in a way that is wholly supportable for protection and recovery and across disk-, tape- and cloud-based media.

Some of the big enhancements include:

Protection of Windows Clients, using protection policies that are in effect while they are connected to the corporate network (or VPN/Direct Access) or disconnected by storing changes within the local hard drive.

Protection for Microsoft Virtualization, including Hyper-V R2 LiveMigration scenarios, recovering VMs to alternate hosts, and item-level recovery (single file) from a host-based backup.

New features for application servers, including SQL Server self-service restores, no more SharePoint recovery farm, support of Exchange 2010 DAG and auto-protection of new databases within SQL instances or SharePoint farms.

DPM 2010 really also takes the product as midmarket/large-company to enterprise-ready, with scale increases.  A single DPM server can protect:

100 production servers

1,000 Windows clients

2,000 SQL databases

25TB SharePoint farms containing 1M items

40TB Exchange databases

We are really proud of DPM 2010 and believe that it surpasses all of the goals that you asked for in a Microsoft backup and recovery solution for Windows environments.

Throughout this week, you will continue to see updates on our website, blogs, Facebook and tweets -- so get ready as the evaluation software is made available, along with more product information.




Twitter: @SCDPM

On twitter, you can also watch for #DPM or #DPM2010 posts from @Jbuff or @DMills_MS

Our launch wave continues as we get kick-off Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas (this week) and then head to Microsoft Convergence in Atlanta (next week). Evaluation software will be available this week and full packaged product (and pricing) will be available by the end of May as it is released into the various Microsoft channels.  It will be generally available and on the Microsoft Price List by June 1.


[UPDATE] the RTM Evaluation Software for DPM 2010 is now available at: 

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  • Sweet!!

    Congratulations to the DPM Team!


  • Nice! :) Is that 40TB cumulative of multiple Exchange Databases or multiple 40TB Exchange databases? I was hoping the 40TB limit from 2007 SP1 would be raised to at least 80TB.

  • looks like the download link for the evaluation is broken.  it keep saying Live ID is having a problem, but no other sites are having Live ID problems.  Have tried from 3 different computers...

  • Finally!

    Great DPM Team :-)

  • Will you be able to unlock eval edition with a perm key when available via licensing site?

    Also, can you point me in the direction of any info around migrating from DPM 2007 SP1 to 2010?

    Thanks in advance.


  • I would also like to know the answer to this.


    Will you be able to unlock eval edition with a perm key when available via licensing site?

    Also, can you point me in the direction of any info around migrating from DPM 2007 SP1 to 2010?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Me too!

  • DPM has been RTM for almost a week and theres still no sign of it on MSDN subscriber downloads. Would anyone care to remedy this situation please?

  • It is now the 4th of May, may I ask why it takes you so long to answer simple questions like the ones mentioned here? Especially the question of chmeehan (questioned on 21st april) would be very important!! Many customers already installed the technet eval version because there is still neither a version at microsoft licensing nor at msdn available. so please give advice! it it possible to unlock a eval version at a later time with a ms licensing or msdn key? and if not, how to upgrade the eval version to the full version?

  • I hope DPM 2010 is more friendly than DPM 2007 with tape backups. My experience thus far is that DPM is designed for D2D2T backups which requires 2 to 3 times the disk space of storage your. In addition, unable to create multiple protection groups to the same volume...a disadvantage when backing up a large volume. I hear its by design....and thus not serves the customer.

  • chmeehan, schimkey, eFitch, riether:

    Using the DPM Upgrade Advisor - these are the upgrade steps from DPM 2010 RTM Evaluation to DPM 2010 RTM Retail:

    1. Close DPM administrator console and DPM management shell if opened.

    2. Launch DPM 2010 RTM Retail setup and proceed by clicking on Install DPM

    3. Complete the installation wizard and restart the computer to complete the upgrade (if prompted).

    4. Uninstall DPM 2010 RTM Eval SQL instance (Optional) if there are no issues after upgrade.

    Note: Agents would be compatible and replicas will not be marked inconsistent after DPM Eval to Retail uprade.

    This procedure will migrate all settings and recovery points to the RTM Retail version. The only thing that is needed is to run a consistency check on all data sources.


    It will be released to MSDN/TechNet during May. No further information than that is available. But go ahead and use the RTM Evaluation version until you get your RTM Retail-version from MSDN. It's an easy upgrade.

    Regarding MVLS customers Jason said this -->

  • DPM 2010 eval installation fails on Win 2008 r2 after sql install succeeds with the following error.

    Error : Setup cannot query the system configuration.

    Verify that the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service is running. If the WMI service is not running, in Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then click Services.

    Services is in fact running and I have verified the repository consistency via an elevated command prompt.

    Any help?



  • The MVLS site also needs the RTM.  All of the other products released at approximatly the same time were there almost the same day.  Why is this product neglected?


  • I noted Jbuff's answer, however if you have dpm 2007 with SA we need it now!

  • Are there any plans to release the Management console for client machines?

    It would be much more beneficial to be able to manage DPM from a client machine rather than directly from the server.