You can use DPM reporting to track the success of synchronization and recovery point jobs, review disk and tape utilization, and monitor trends in data protection activity. In addition, you can evaluate backup service performance over long periods of time to ensure that backup needs are being met. Using DPM reporting, you can view reports, schedule reports, and subscribe to reports sent by e-mail.

DPM reporting uses SQL Server to collect data and SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services to generate reports. Reporting Services provides tools that you can use to monitor and/or troubleshoot DPM reporting. For more information about troubleshooting DPM reporting, see the DPM 2007 Troubleshooting Guide ( For more information about SQL Server Reporting Services, see Microsoft SQL Services Reporting Overview (

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