The Windows Storage Solutions team that manages DPM 2007 is very excited to announce that the ‘Rollup Update’ for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 is now available for download.   The biggest new workload that DPM now has supported protection for is, of course, Windows Server 2008.

While DPM2007 has actually been protecting “Longhorn” since Beta 3, this update makes Windows Server 2008 a supported protect-able workload.


Specific new capabilities for Windows Server 2008 include:

Protect Windows Server 2008 systems, including those running Core

Protect Windows Server 2008 System State

Ability to run the DPM2007 Server on a Windows Server 2008 platform

Some of the other enhancements in the rollup update include:

Protection for SQL Server 2008

Protection of Virtual Server 2005 R2 clustered hosts

Tape Library Sharing – so that multiple DPM servers can share a single enterprise tape library silo

For more details on what is included in the DPM 2007 “Rollup Update” or in the upcoming Service Pack 1, please check out:

TechNet webcast on “What is coming next for DPM 2007” from April 23, 2008

The DPM 2007 Rollup Update is now available via Microsoft Update, if your DPM server has opt’ed in for updates … or it is downloadable from:

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 – Rollup Update – x86

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 – Rollup Update – x64

Microsoft is committed to continuing to make DPM2007 an ideal solution for protecting and recovering your Windows infrastructure.  So, stay tuned as we get ready to launch the beta for DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 later this Summer – including the updates listed above, PLUS:

Protection for Hyper-V

More capabilities around SQL Server databases

New features for protecting SharePoint farms

And some other features that we are keeping a surprise for now.

For more news and updates on DPM 2007, be sure to also check out the DPM BLOG.

— Jason Buffington / Windows Storage Solutions