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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager V2 Beta 2 Released

June 1st, 2007 by Joseph Bittman MCSD .Net

A lot of people have been waiting months for this day, when sometime in the 9′ clock hour, Beta 2 of Version 2 was released! This groundbreaking release for DPM has so much to offer which hasn’t been previously announced. If you ever thought about DPM and maybe weren’t as impressed in the past, even as recently as Beta 1, you MUST revisit your decision. Some of the brand-new features include file protection support for XP and Vista machines (domain joined), protection of Virtual Server’s configuration AND *running* virtual machines, Windows Sharepoint 2.0 and 3.0 (3.0 natively, 2.0 through SQL backup), SQL 2000 (natively, yes! – not previously going to be supported, but with recent development now is – of course, 2005 was already previously natively supported in beta 1), all kinds of Exchange stuff including CCRs and other things beyond my knowledge, System State, and much more!

 Including, what I want to announce to the whole WORLD!!!!!! You do NOT need to add a whole disk to the DPM storage pool anymore! There is now what is called “Custom Volumes”, where you can create your own seperate partitions for the replica and recovery point areas, which then you specify for each PG/workload. This means you are now able to have 1, count them ONE, hard drive to run DPM! 🙂 I know there are tons of people out there who even wanted to just *test and try* DPM, but couldn’t because they didn’t have the hardware requirement of 2 HDs…. not anymore, test to your hearts content!

 Oh, and BTW, there is a bug bash contest going on for Beta 2 – see Connect for details. Also, the beta is public, so that means anyone can still join the beta on Connect even to this day.

 Look for a lot of posts to come about DPM – most of the content covered in detail you will only find written by me! 🙂

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  1. Joseph Bittman MCSD .Net Says:

    Correction – some of this may have been already announced without my knowledge at MMS this year… unsure what though.