Adding instant data recovery to DPM - feedback requested RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • If you like DPM as much as we do here at Instavia, you might want to have a look at a new tool, dBeamer!DPM, which we created in order to significantly enhance DPM’s functionalities.  You can try it for free, after which we would really like to hear your feedback, as we are eager to make further improvements to the product.


    dBeamer!DPM is a virtualization tool, it provides an additional way to recover data from DPM. It allows a MOSS database, SQL database, Exchange storage group, or a Hyper-V virtual machine to recover instantly (RTO = seconds), regardless of data set size.  Within seconds of recovery initiation, a SQL database can be mounted, an Exchange storage group can be attached, and a recovering Hyper-V virtual machine can be powered up. So far, the feedback from our users indicate that the main value of our product is in adding High Availability to the DPM environment. One of these users was able to add fast recovery drills to his routine schedule, so that he can be certain that his system is fully recoverable at all times, without any impact on his production environment. Moreover, you can use dBeamer!DPM to recover data from DPM even if there is a problem with DPM SQL.


    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:21 PM

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  • Hi,

    quick question, are you supporting Exchange DAG ?

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:35 AM
  • Hi Jeremy - We haven't tested with DAG, we are doing it now. Right now, it supports DPM 2007, DPM 2010, and it recovers Exch07, Exch2010, SQL2005, SQL2008, Hyper-V (also CSV), MOSS. For cluster environment,  it has to be single node during BEAMN. A second node can be added after the BEAM is completed. I'll post it here when we complete the Exchange DAG recovery test.


    Friday, February 25, 2011 12:40 AM
  • Hi !


    For cluster environment,  it has to be single node during BEAMN. A second node can be added after the BEAM is completed


    Do you mean we have to first remove all nodes but one from a HyperV Cluster in order to restore and then readd the nodes ?


    Monday, February 28, 2011 10:59 AM
  • There are two scenarios in Hyper-V environment:

    1) BEAMING/recovery inside a Hyper-V machine - e.g., you are recovering a SQL database from DPM (using dBeamer!DPM) into your SQL server which is a Hyper-V machine. In this case, the recovery (BEAM) continues even when the VM failover from node1 to node2 (both are Hyper-V hosts).

    2) Recovering a Hyper-V from DPM - suppose you use CSV (Cluster Shared Volume) - in this case, you need to put the CSV in "redirect mode" manually before using dBeamer!DPM to perform the instant recovery of the VM.

    Monday, February 28, 2011 4:40 PM
  • Hi Jeremy,

    We tested Exchange DAG instant recovery and it works. We tested two scenarios - 1) recover the production DB and replicate the recovering target instantly 2) break replication, perform instant recovery to both the production DB and replica, and then enable replication/sync once the DBs are fully BEAMed.

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 4:45 PM
  • Hi all - DPM is a great solution for protecting file servers, because it allows end users to perform self-served recovery. To make this great solution even better, and based on the feedback we received from those who requent this forum, Instavia added instant recovery of millions of files and folders to its dBeamer!DPM product. If you want to recover your file server and need to achieve RTO in the range of only a few seconds, you can download dBeamer!DPM for free and try it out; the updated new release has just been posted. We would appreciate any and all feedback from DPM users, as we continue to improve our product in an effort to increase the power and value of DPM. Thanks!
    Monday, March 21, 2011 8:55 PM