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Summary
One of the drawbacks of DPM is that it is limited to only backing up Microsoft
servers natively. You can protect non-Microsoft computers if it runs as a virtual
machine in Hyper-V or with a third party product. All of the other products can back
up Linux servers natively without third party add-ons. Many environments contain
VMware and not being able to back this up with DPM is a problem. Microsoft
has included the capability to manage and monitor non-Microsoft products such
as VMware with System Center Operations Manager and System Center Virtual
Machine Manager. You would think Microsoft would have included the ability
to protect VMware and Linux with DPM. This would be a nice feature to have
within DPM. Maybe Microsoft will add protection to non-Microsoft servers that
are common today in many environments in the next release of DPM: that way you
won't need to purchase a third party product for it.
Summary
From this chapter, you should now have a good understanding of what Data
Protection Manager is, its architecture, features, licensing, new features for 2010, its
pros, cons, and what makes it different from other data protection products.
In the next chapter we will touch on preparing for your back up strategy and DPM
2010 deployment.
 
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