Microsoft launches Data Protection Manager

Posted on Thursday, Sep 29 2005 @ 03:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has launched its Data Protection Manager (DPM) software for continuous disk-to-disk backup. This software saves up to eight snapshots of data of Windows 2003 servers throughout the day, enabling IT admins to restore files from disk faster and use a larger number of data points from which to recover information.
"One thing I like is the DPM product is less expensive," Tarala said, explaining that it's easier and faster to manage incremental disk backups instead of full or incremental tape backups. "From a time standpoint, one of the things that takes so much time is going back to tape to recover files."

Continuous data protection products come in two iterations: those that record every change to data at the byte level, which allows IT administrators to dial back to any point in time, and those like Microsoft's DPM, which take periodic snapshots of data, allowing recovery back to specific points in time.
The pricing of the DPM software starts at $950. More details at TechWorld


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