Product Overview and Roadmap

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is a server software application that enables disk-based and tape-based data protection and recovery for computers in and across Active Directory domains. DPM performs replication, synchronization, and recovery point creation to provide reliable protection and rapid recovery of data both by system administrators and by end-users.

For an in depth overview of DPM 2007, including protection of virtual servers, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), and Windows file services, view the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Overview Webcast (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=120842).

DPM is designed to run on servers running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, Windows Storage Server 2003 with SP2, and Windows Server 2008.

Important

Before you deploy DPM 2007 on Windows Server 2008 you must install Knowledge Base article 950082 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=116285).

DPM uses replication, the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) infrastructure, and a rich, policy-driven engine to provide businesses of all sizes with nearly continuous protection and rapid, reliable data recovery.

Use the following table for quick access to important tasks required to protect and recover your data.

Quick Access Guide

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DPM 2007 System Requirements

To verify that the DPM server and the protected computers meet the DPM system requirements, see DPM 2007 System Requirements (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108683).

Known issues and late-breaking information about DPM 2007

For solutions when you encounter problems with DPM, see DPM 2007 Known Issues (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92831).

Introducing DPM 2007

For an introduction to DPM 2007, see Introducing DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91846).

What's new in DPM 2007

What's New in DPM 2007.

Planning a DPM 2007 deployment

To learn about how to plan your network topology, hardware configuration, and data protection infrastructure, see Planning a DPM 2007 Deployment (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91848).

DPM 2007 Upgrade Guide

For information about upgrading from DPM 2006 to DPM 2007, see the DPM 2007 Upgrade Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66737).

Deploying DPM 2007

For instructions that step you through the DPM deployment process, see Deploying DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66734).

Installing DPM 2007

For the DPM 2007 installation instructions, in the DPM 2007 Deployment Guide, see Installing DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91851).

Configuring DPM 2007

To start protecting data, in the DPM 2007 Deployment Guide, see Configuring DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91852).

DPM 2007 Quick Start Guide

For scaled down instructions for installing and configuring a complete installation of DPM 2007, see the DPM 2007 Quick Start Guide.

Administering DPM 2007

For information about DPM Administrator Console, see DPM 2007 Administrator Console.

Managing DPM 2007

To learn about managing your DPM installation after you install, configure, and deploy DPM, see the DPM 2007 Operations Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66738).

DPM 2007 Disaster Recovery

For information about restoring your systems and data in the event of partial or complete failure of a computer, see DPM 2007 Disaster Recovery (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91860)

DPM 2007 Management Pack Guides

For information about centrally monitoring your DPM servers, see:

DPM 2007 Management Shell Technical Reference

For a list of cmdlet help topics that you can view in the DPM implementation of the Windows PowerShell command shell by typing Get-Help <Cmdlet-Name> -detailed, see the DPM 2007 Management Shell Technical Reference (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100440)

Troubleshooting DPM 2007

For troubleshooting guidance, see the DPM 2007 Troubleshooting Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66740).

DPM 2007 Error Code Catalog

For a list of error codes and the recommended actions for all error messages that might appear in DPM 2007, see the DPM 2007 Error Code Catalog (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91861).

Terms used in DPM 2007

For DPM terms and definitions, see the Glossary in Data Protection Manager Help (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100434).

See Also

Concepts

Product Support

Other Resources

DPM 2007 Administrator Console
Using DPM 2007 Help