Data Protection Manager 2010 features/limitations
We are planning to implement DPM 2010 to backup our mix of 2003/2008 2008R2 servers (some virtual on Hyper V) to 4 NASes.
We have purchased QNAP 509 NASes for continuous backup and was planning to use iSCSI as the technology to allow the backup server to connect to the NASes. What other options are there, can it backup to UNC on the NAS?
Does anyone know whether the backup of a physical server can be restored directly into a Hyper-V host as a VM, as I can imagine this being a very powerful DR feature?
Does the support of bare-metal recovery automatically mean that this is possible in a given scenario?
I learnt from a post in another thread that DPM2010 doesn't support bare-metal recovery for Win2003, which presumably implies that backups done using it cannot be imported into a Hyper-V host?
I wouldn't trust online backups as the only backup type as it won't protect you against viruses and worms destroying all the backups on the NAS.
So we would like to do a full backup once a week to removable storage, does DPM 2010 allow this? As I understand it it can but not to USB HDD, but using a third party software, you can get it to do this?
The other option for this is the NASes allow you to backup the entire contents to a extenal USB HDD (by pressing a button on the front or on a schedule).
Any advice or ideas is much appreciated :)