PC Pro writes that within a month Microsoft will start production of its first har drive based data backup system. The Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager (DPM) will enable IT departments to back-up data using a fast HDD-based system rather than the traditional tape based systems.
Another benefit of DPM is that it will enable end-users to retrieve lost or corrupted files on their own desktop without needing to cal the IT department.
Administrators will be able to set up the DRM to back up changes to files held on multiple file server onto a separate server up to once an hour.
The Data Protection Manager will retail this quarter at an estimated retail price of $950. This include licenses for one server and the protection of three file servers. Additional file server licenses can be bought for $189 a piece. For the volume license customers, the maximum price is $425 for DPM with no file server licenses, and $147 per file server license.