Paul Gregory | 30 January 2013
System Center Data Protection Manager continues to evolve and add significant value with every release – here are the major enhancements within a Hyper-V estate.
Improvements within Virtual Environments
- Support for CSV 2.0. This includes a 900% performance improvement when performing Express Full backups, parallel backup support and SMB share support
- Protection of Hyper-V VM's stored on an SMB share to enable back of Live Migrated VM's, Scaled-Out file server deployments (new in WS2012) and efficient Express Full Backups.
- Exclusion of VM pagefiles with incremental backups
- Will provide continuous backup for VM's Live Migrated between standalone hosts, clusters or from clusters to standalone host and vice versa
Additional areas of improvements
- Support for Windows Server 2012 Scale out file server
- CSV support when data other than VM's are stored on the volume
- Windows Server 2012 optimized DeDeuplication backup
- Integration with Windows Azure backup (pre-production only)
Upgrading to SP1
DPM does not have any dependencies on the other System
Center products so can be upgraded in any order. But DPM does need
to be running Update Rollup 3 (KB2751230) before applying SP1 can
proceed. Also be aware that SP1 will require all protection agents
to be upgraded which might require the protected computers to need
to be rebooted. Also protection groups will need to have a
consistency check performed against them.
Full upgrade documentation is available here .
Also remember QA has a full portfolio of Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 training courses