Couple of DPM Podcasts on edge.technet.com…
“This video continues the series of feature-level podcasts on DPM 2007, this week focusing on Exchange Server and item level restore.
While DPM 2007 natively protects Exchange Storage Groups, and restores both SG's and DB's -- it does not directly restore mailboxes or individual items. For granular recovery, we leverage the Recovery Storage Group (RSG), as prescribed by the Exchange product team. Direct individual item restore is not supported by Exchange (KB 904845) without using the Recovery Storage Group (RSG).”
“Easily one of the most anticipated features of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is our protection for Hyper-V™. DPM 2007 already protected Virtual Server 2005 R2, but as Microsoft customers have been moving towards Hyper-V, they wanted to continue the all-Microsoft backup & recovery solution for their Microsoft hypervisor. More importantly, when compared with other backup solutions for virtualized environments: DPM does not require a SAN to snap and remount VHDs elsewhere - it can use DAS, or any other locally mounted disk on the Host, as well as the DPM server. DPM does not require…”
…and in case you hadn’t seen it already:
..and finally here’s a couple of edge feeds which it’s worth keeping an eye on: