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  1. DPM to Protect SQL 2014 using CSV as storage

    With SQL 2014 it can now be deployed on Cluster Shared Volume as storage. DPM needs to protect SQL 2014 with CSV as storage.

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    With DPM 2019 UR2 now you can protect SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance using Cluster Shared Volume as the storage for database. The step to protect SQL server remains same. You just need to upgrade your DPM 2019 server to Update Rollup 2.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/dpm/what-s-new-in-dpm?view=sc-dpm-2019#support-for-sql-server-failover-cluster-instance-fci-using-cluster-shared-volume-csv

    Please test the same and share your feedback at systemcenterfeedback@microsoft.com.

  2. Add support for backup for exchange/sql server database on ReFS volumes

    Following the best practices guide for Exchange on TechNet, you can locate the database files on a volume formatted with ReFS file system,

    Unfortunately, Exchange and SQL Server databases can't be backed up by DPM from a ReFS volume (only NTFS works).

    82 votes

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  3. Add MABS support to VMWare ESXI 6.7

    I'm trying to backup VMs from an ESXI 6.7 host, however, the MABS solution does not support ESXI 6.7 yet.

    31 votes

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  4. Add reporting for Azure Backup Server

    Add reporting functionality using PowerBI as is currently possible for Azure VMs

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-configure-reports

    "Reports for Azure SQL, DPM and Azure Backup Server are not supported at this time."

    23 votes

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  5. Support DPM 2019 to backup Microsoft products being in extended support

    Hello everybody,
    As we read, DPM 2019 can only backup Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint of versions being in mainstream support. That is, only everything 2016 or 2019, and SQL from 2014 or higher.
    If this keeps true, it would be VERY disappointing. We have to migrate so many customers to 2019 level this year, and those customers have lots 2012 R2, 2012 and even 2008 R2 servers, Exchange 2010/2013 and so on. Having DPM 2019 not backing up those versions makes our migration plans even more complicated than they are already due to dependencies of product versions to…

    8 votes

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  6. Exclude disks for VM-level backups - VMWare

    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.

    This entry is specific to VMWare VM protection.

    6 votes

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