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  1. 3 votes
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  2. Assigning PG backup to specific tape pool based on barcode label

    Option for allotting tapes to tape pools, pools can then be assigned to DPM protection group and the backups will only use tapes from allocated pool.

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  3. ties in DPM, better to help troubleshoot backup problems.

    I'd love to see better logging capabilities in DPM, to better troubleshoot problematic backups.

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  4. Summary E-Mail Notifications

    If there is any issue with the backup DPM sends out for each data protection member a single e-mail. This causes frequently mass e-mail. This vast of e-mail is mostly Spam. Since many things heal itself, e.g. after a temporary network issue/server reboot, etc. Please send instead a single e-mail if after a given time e.g. after one hour is an important event.

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  5. Improve Reliability

    We are running DPM and bi-yearly basis is silently dies. This is often related to Windows updates. We do not get any message in this case. Overall the software is way to instable. Please improve product stability.

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  6. Application Consistent Backup for Guest Applications

    Having to install a DPM agent directly on VM Guests is at best a very annoying/inelegant implement for application consistent backups inside a guest (for enterprises), and at worst a giant technical hurdle (for hosters with shielded VMs and/or inaccessible tenant guest VMs).

    Please add some hybrid capabilities to the integration vss writer that can create app consistent backups for SQL, EXCH, etc...

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  7. Intelligence for backup extended to include Data Protection Manager to Azure

    We would like to be able to have good summary information around backup where we don't have an Azure only solution. In a case where we are seeing a lot of growth around IaaS workloads that are not in Azure but are Windows server based where we use a lot of System Center for Monitoring, Management and Backup. It would be great to consolidate backup information from multiple customers where we manage their environment and need to meet in this case backup SLA's using DPM either D2D2VTL or D2D2Azure. Having a backup summary would allow at a glance to show…

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  8. Check if The Dpm CPWrapper Service is running when upgrading a DPM Agent and start it after the upgrade

    Hi,

    After the installation of an Update Rollup for DPM for Protected Servers that use Certificate Based Authentication the "DPM CPWrapper Service" is always disabled. The is also the case on the DPM Server it self. It would be nice if the installation package could check if the service is running and, if so, to start it again after the upgrade.

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  9. DPM bare metal recovery for Azure VM

    Currently DPM support backup bare metal for Azure VM, but not restore

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  10. 2 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. Option to Move Inactive Replicas to Azure

    Most of the time your capacity planning w.r.t storage goes out of window while planning backup storage, reason unforeseen growth. Saving every byte of storage become so critical to keep backups falling apart. Inactive Replica space is something which can provide some breathing space. Depending on retention schedules they can potentially occupy the space for months. While moving the Datasource from protection group to Inactive state, It would be great to have an option by which it will allow to move these Inactive Replicas(cold Data) over to Azure. saving costly on-prem storage.

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  13. Use of Azure file services for the DPM storage Pool in Azure

    we should be allowing Azure file services to mount the drive in Azure DPM storage Pool and backup to that map drive.

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  14. better testing of dpm updates and redo how updates are installed.

    Updates almost always break dpm. I cringe evey time we apply dpm updates. The process should be revamped.

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  15. Use Azure Vault as only repository

    In this moment is possible use Azure Vault, into PG, only if I have a local repository. Now that DPM is supported on Azure I could choose, during planning, if use the local storage or Azure Vault but if the application request local storage is not good.

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