DPM 2010 vs SP 2007 sp2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,


    I had read the value proposition for DPM 2010 for SharePoint 2010, one thing which stood out that with DPM a restore farm is not needed, and granular restores are easily possible.

    However when I read the documentation for MOSS 2007 SP2, it gives us a capability where I can attach a SQL Backup and then do a granular recovery of items from the attached backup to the production environment (thereby eliminating the need of a separate farm for recovery of deleted items).

    Can you please clarify that if a customer is already using


    1. MOSS 2007 SP2

    2. Has Versioning enabled

    3. Has Re-cycle bin enabled for 30 days

    Do they still gain anything by deployment of DPM 2010 for SP 2010?


    Friday, August 6, 2010 8:58 AM


  • Just from a DPM 2010 protection perspective, we have made improvements on how we protect MOSS 2007 farms.


    Sharepoint protection specific enhancements (This does not include Sharepoint 2010 enhancememts).

    Configuresharepoint enhancement
    - Farm admin doesn’t need to be local admin on front-end machine.
    - Has inline help.

    Automatic Protection of new content databases.

    DPM 2010 cataloging enhancements:

    - Runs only once in a day.
    - Default is first backup time + 3 hours each day
          Can be configured using PowerShell command.
    - Can be triggered manually using power shell command.
    - Failed catalog creation does not block the completion of backups.
    - Can run in parallel to backup.
    - Retry with Full on failure
       If incremental backup fails then triggers a full.

    Parallel backups for both SQL 2005 and 2008.

    - SQL 2005 hotfix required (KB 961704)
    - Allows you to configure which databases on the same SQL Server should be backed up in parallel.
    - Optimizes on disk throughput.

    More granular recovery
    - Added support for host headers and list items.


    Hope this helps the benefits of DPM 2010.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, August 6, 2010 2:09 PM