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  1. tape

    If a tape drive (such as LTO4 and newer drives) natively supports hardware encryption make use of that instead of relying on encryption from within in DPM. Same with Compression, make use of hardware capabilities. That way both encryption and compression can be used together.

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  2. File-level restore from Linux VM on VMware / Hyper-V.

    Add capability to restore files from backup of a linux virtual machine on VMware and Hyper-V.

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  3. Allow DPM to backup VMWare guests with Independent disks

    Currently, VMDKs in "Independent" mode cause DPM protection jobs to fail when using VMWare protection. The fix (I assume) would be to allow DPM to support non-memory consistent snapshots.

    https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1007532
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dpm/2017/01/16/support-tip-dpm-recovery-point-or-consistency-check-for-a-protected-vmware-vm-fails-with-filefaultfault-error/

    This currently prevents us from efficiently protecting Exchange and SQL workloads in VMWare.

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  4. Enabling Online Backup on a Secondary DPM Server

    We would like to enable Online Backup on a secondary DPM Server.
    The Scenario is the following:
    We have several small branches connected to a Datacenter using MPLS connection, the branch offices do not have direct Internet access, the Internet access is shared through the Datacenter.
    We have one DPM server in each site and a secondary DPM server in the Datacenter, therefore we would like to enable Online Backup to Azure on the secondary DPM server and not on the primary.
    This is very important scenario that is holding back the customer to use Azure as Offsite/secure location.
    Thank…

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  5. Network bandwidth throttle VMware backup

    I would like the capability to bandwidth throttle VMware backup in the same way that we are able to throttle the DPM agent on Windows servers.

    6 votes
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  6. NetApp

    Provide direct data backup options for NetApp and other SAN appliances in DPM.

    6 votes
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  7. Find which tapes were written last weekend so we can send them offsite.

    We need to find which tapes were written last weekend so that we can send them offsite on Mondays.
    I really wish DPM would let us run a report which displays barcodes of the tapes which were written over the last weekend.

    Right now, we can run a custom filter on the jobs and then look through the output of all the jobs which ran and see which tape was used. This is a pretty tedious , manual process.

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  8. Manage StorSimple Backup and Recovery with DPM

    StorSimple has lacked a good way to manage local and cloud snapshots in the 7000 series. I'm not sure how much this has been improved in the 8000 series. I would like to be able to manage the StorSimple backups with DPM. Also it would be nice if this would enable the ability for clients to use the built in previous version recovery that is missing with StorSimple.

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  9. StorSimple

    DPM and StorSimple

    Maybe it is possible to find a way how to use the StorSmple appliance as target for disk backups or as virtual tape library.

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  10. Update DPM Management Packs for SCOM

    The current DPM MP for SCOM could be done better and should be improved. Please remove the console tasks targeted to all alerts. That is messing up every customers task pane.

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  11. BUG: The datasource property 'ShadowCopyAreaSize' is always 0 in DPM 2016

    I believe this is a minor bug in all versions of DPM 2016 - I've managed to check on UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, and they all display the same problem. It is easily reproducible as it occurs on the multiple sites I've tried it on.

    In all versions of DPM, you can return the various data sizes using this simplified script which will query the first datasource in the first protection group only:

    $DPMServer = 'MyDPMServer'
    $ProtectionGroup = Get-ProtectionGroup $DPMServer | Select-Object -First 1
    $DataSource = Get-Datasource $ProtectionGroup |Select-Object -First 1
    $DataSource.ReplicaSize / 1gb
    $DataSource.ReplicaUsedSpace / 1gb
    $DataSource.ShadowCopyAreaSize / 1gb …

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  12. Add an option to auto-protect new datasources to Online backups in DPM and Azure Backup Server.

    Add an option to auto-protect new datasources to Online backups in DPM and Azure Backup Server.

    Currently SQL auto-protect might add new DBs to local protection but those datasources will not automatically be added to Online protection. An Admin may not notice and Online protection is missed.

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  13. Centralize backup that has these capablityes. 1. Local DEDUP 2. Global DEDUP 3. Archiving capabilities 4. Allowing clients Agents to push ba

    Centralize backup that has these capablityes.
    1. Local DEDUP
    2. Global DEDUP
    3. Archiving capabilities
    4. Allowing clients Agents to push backup to local storage, Cloud, tapes, or other DPM server.
    5. Centralize monitoring.
    6. Capabilities Failover to other central backups infrastructure.
    7. Reporting that track type of data that is backing up.

    5 votes
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  14. using DPM in azure to backup On-premises servers

    Hi, i have several SMALL site, each of which contains servers that needs to be backed up. is it possible to install/use an already installed DPM server on Azure, and simply install agents (or whatever they are called) on each on-premises server to have them backup their information to Azure cloud?
    thank you,
    Gil

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  15. Allow a Secondary server to backup a Primary server with a different SCDPM version

    For example if the Secondary server was running DPM 2012 R2 allow this to backup a primary server running DPM 2012 SP1.

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  16. Export/import tape information in DPMDB

    Over time may be necessary to replace a DPM system with one or more new DPM systems. An in-place upgrade is not always the best choice as well as reinstalling a new DPM system starting from an old DPMDB.
    In all these situations we have to deal with a decision: keep the old DPM system to have a track of the tapes retention and content or create a static report of this information with a PS script.
    I think that a tape information export/import would be useful.

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  17. DPM Bare Metal Backups for Windows 7 Clients

    To complement our investment in System Centre and DPM please add support for bare metal protection for Windows 7 client Operating systems the same as we have in Windows Server. We currently have to use a separate backup product to backup Windows 7 systems. Our Windows 7 systems are going to be around for a long time to come as we have just completed an XP migration to Win7 image.

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  18. Exclude disks for VM-level backups - Hyper-V

    Request the ability to exclude entire disks from a VM level backup. An example would be a VM level backup of a SQL server but we want to exclude the database dump volume since that contains redundant data.

    Another example is a file server that has multiple large historical drives (static data) and one active drive receiving new data. The fileserver could be protected at the VM level to target the active data but ignore the drives with static data.

    4 votes
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  19. SCDPM Progress indication on Consistency check, Replica creation and Backups

    SCDPM. At the moment there is no indication of how far a backup is. A simple percentage number would be nice. Maybe separate for preparing backup and transferring, but that is optional.
    Especially on Consistency checks it is very much needed with a progress indication. We have no idea if it is done with 10% or 99%. That should not be so difficult as we check 100% of data.

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  20. Better QA for DPM

    There are so many bugs with this product it is unbelievable. The product team also doesn't really care unless it has something to do with Azure backups. I definitely would recommend a different backup product given the current state of affairs with DPM.

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