This section introduces the new features and enhancements that are available in System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010.
DPM 2010 New Features and Enhancements
- Support for Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) for
Windows Server 2008 and later editions.
- Exchange Server 2010 databases now
appear within the Database Availability Group (DAG) after creating
a new protection group.
- Improved Windows SharePoint support for the
- Restoring individual SharePoint list
- Parallel backups of databases that are on the
same instance of SQL Server 2005 in a SharePoint farm.
- SharePoint list item search recovery. Note
that you can now perform a search based on the title of the list
- SharePoint tape backup.
In DPM 2010, DPM takes the last valid backup at the database level, and then copies the backup to tape. This process creates a complete recovery point for the SharePoint farm. In previous releases, the latest farm level recovery point was backed up to tape, and might not have included all of the databases causing the copy-to-tape operation to be incomplete.
- Recovery of items in a SharePoint farm using
- Restoring individual SharePoint list items.
- The DPM Library Management tab now displays
the amount of data that has been written to available tapes.
- New SQL Server Self Service Recovery
Configuration Tool user interface.
- To open the tool, in DPM Administrator
Console, on the Protection tab, in the Actions pane,
- To open the tool, in DPM Administrator Console, on the Protection tab, in the Actions pane, click ConfigureSelfServiceRecoveryForSQLServer.
- Enhanced support for SQL Server database
administrators. Using the SQL Self Service Recovery tool, the
database administrator can now specify the recovered files path in
addition to auto-recovery under an instance of SQL Server.
- In previous releases, DPM performed a long
erase operation from tape. For this DPM RC and future releases, DPM
will also perform a short (or quick) erase if the following regkey
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent] "UseShortErase"=dword:00000000
Note Although short erase is a much faster operation than long erase, it does not perform a complete erase of the data from tape. Therefore, do not set the registry key if you have a policy requiring that all data be erased from tape and unrecoverable thereafter.