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  • We're considering a DPM 2010 (SysCtrDPMSvrMLEnt 2010 SNGL OLP NL) installation on a Windows 2008 R2 box that will be used to backup our servers in a Hyper-v failover cluster.

    My question is do I need to purchase an SQL 2008 server seperately (I don't have on available right now) or does it come with the product as do some other products for example "Microsoft Forefront Client Security Management Console with SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition"?

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:49 AM

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  • Hey CypherMike,

    You can use indeed a SQL 2008 instance which is included with the software.  It will install it during the installation locally on your server.  I also recommend this when you are using SCDPM for various reasons such as (for example) recovery of DPM itself or excluding the possibility of multiple point of failures.

    But to answer your question.  Yes you can use the SQL edition included but as always, you are not allowed to use that instance for anything else

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler

     


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    • Marked as answer by CypherMike Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:39 AM
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:23 AM
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  • Hey CypherMike,

    You can use indeed a SQL 2008 instance which is included with the software.  It will install it during the installation locally on your server.  I also recommend this when you are using SCDPM for various reasons such as (for example) recovery of DPM itself or excluding the possibility of multiple point of failures.

    But to answer your question.  Yes you can use the SQL edition included but as always, you are not allowed to use that instance for anything else

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler

     


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    • Marked as answer by CypherMike Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:39 AM
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Mike thank you so much. I just wanted to make sure I don't need to purcase a SQL license, but that one comes with the product itself. Thank you so much for clearing this up.
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:39 AM