DPM 2012 with Windows Server 2012 Essentials RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,

    does anyone know if DPM 2012 supports Windows Server 2012 Essentials (The replacement for SBS Edition)?

    I found this link:

    but it doesn't mention Essentials (possibly because it is not supported).

    Also, Can DPM 2012 backup directly to tape (like a scheduled job, similar to backup exec) ?

    Also, does DPM provide an ability to granular restore data for HyperV?



    Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:22 AM


  • Hi,

    DPM 2012 should be able to protect workloads like exchange and SQL on Windows Essentials - Not sure it was ever tested though.

    DPM can perform disk to tape backups for all datasources except Exchange DAG.

    If you perform host level backups for Hyper-V guests, you can restore the whole guest, just a single VHD, or individual files within the .vhd itself from the DPM recovery tab. 

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    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:33 AM