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  • Hi Thefinisher,

     

    Here is a link to one cloud provider of DPM backup: http://www.paypercloud.com/Hosting-CDP-Backup-DPM.aspx

    There is no official documentation on setting up DPM as a cloud backup solution. I would think you would need to do this using certificates. I do not think this is common, but it is a cool idea.


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    Friday, September 9, 2011 10:08 PM
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  • Hi Thefinisher,

     

    Here is a link to one cloud provider of DPM backup: http://www.paypercloud.com/Hosting-CDP-Backup-DPM.aspx

    There is no official documentation on setting up DPM as a cloud backup solution. I would think you would need to do this using certificates. I do not think this is common, but it is a cool idea.


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    Here are two more options:

    http://www.evault.com/products/data-backup-software/microsoft-backup-recovery/index.html
    http://www.paypercloud.com/Hosting-CDP-Backup-DPM.aspx

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    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:21 AM
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  • How suitable is DPM for implementing a cloud backup service? We've done this way over here in Australia (see www.e-fort.com.au) and it has its positives and negatives. Generally we approached this with an on premise connected to cloud solution so that data recovery is quick for recent files and data is maintained or longer term off-site storage in the cloud. Three big challenges to overcome with DPM.

    1. DPM uses the RPC endpoint mapper for network communication so while the initial communication port is simple the random port it chooses next makes configuration through firewalls difficult. There are ways to limit the RPC port usage but it's still not ideal (bring on RPC over HTTPS!)

    2. Encryption over the wire. Unless you configure each on-premise server to have a VPN connection back to the cloud or for agents to talk directly back to a DPM server in the cloud, then you don't have a way to secure this over the internet.

    3. Disk to Disk. For most cloud solutions you want to maintain a reasonable amount of history in the cloud without having to the bother of someone changing tape. File data in DPM is limited to 64 disk based recovery points to support the XP previous versions client..... this one bugs me. All other application sets have up to 448 recovery points in DPM 2010, why not file! Disk based recovery is then limited to a very fixed schedule if you are using Secondary DPM servers - Microsoft recommends a number of other solutions but the DPM implementation of the VSS writer is very effective in tracking block changes and as soon as you go third party bolt on for a more complex retention schedule it starts to add up in storage costs.

    Hope this is helpful and answers some of the questions you are after. We now partner with EVault (www.evault.com) using EDPM so we still get the benefits of backing up Windows effectively using DPM while offering backup for other platforms and works well in a private cloud scenario.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:04 AM
  • For Cloud backup services solution with DMP backup, recommend JustCloud

    I have used Cloud backup services but still unable to get document of it. JustCloud will be the perfect choice as per your requirement

     


    • Edited by CarenAB Wednesday, October 3, 2018 10:46 AM
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:22 PM