Why back up Exchange with DPM?


Updated: May 13, 2016

When deciding whether to back up Exchange data with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 native data protection or DPM, consider the following:

Native data protection provides:

  • Disaster recovery

  • Recovery of accidentally deleted items

  • Long-term data storage

  • Point-in-time database snapshots

However native protection might not be enough if application errors, corruptions, or security and malware incidents occur. In these situations DPM provides a number of advantages:

  • Less DAGs are required—Native protection requires additional mailbox servers to host copies of active data. There’s no reliance on DAGs for backup with DPM protection.

  • Simpler restore – DPM provides simple and centralized data recovery from point-in-time backups.

  • Longer retention range – DPM provides longer retention times for backed up data. Native protection is limited to 14 days.

  • Consistent backup of Microsoft workloads - DPM provides a centralized and simple backup and recovery process across your Microsoft workloads, including, Exchange, file servers, SQL Server, Hyper-V, and SharePoint.