Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 - First Impressions
by, 20th May 2010 at 11:54 AM (5212 Views)
I've been itching to upgrade BackupExec 10d for a long time, but thought I would wait for DPM 2010 to be released. We use nearly all Microsoft technologies in school so it seems ideal to backup our File shares, Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL servers, hopefully even the Hyper-V stuff I've been playing with recently. DPM 2010 has now gone RTM on technet so I installed it today. First impressions are good, it looks just like backupexec maybe even a simpler interface. The first hurdle I came up against was installing the agents, so far I can't find any way to push them to servers so I had to go to the command line and run \agents\DPMAgentInstaller.exe on each server.
EDIT: Ok to install agents go to the DPM UI >> Management >> Install >> Install agents. I think you need to have the correct enterprise licenses as well configured.
The next problem is I can't actually find any instructions on using the software! Clicking help simply brings up the System Centre guide, and searching online for video tutorials results in some boring Microsoft bod talking about the general features with some very shoddy camera work
I'll update this post when I get more into the actual usage of the product but initial impressions are good so far.
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