Data Protection Management

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hello all,

We are thinking about setting up a server to backup to disk and thinking about using MS Data Protection Management.  I'd just like to hear some feedback if anyone is using this software.  Our sales rep from PC Connection says they have only sold 15 copies since the beginning  of the year so he doesn't think its a hot item.

Could i get some feed from you guys on what's a good backup to disk software or is the Microsoft version is as bad as he makes it out to be.  We like the idea of fast/multiple backups and that users can restore their own files from windows explorer or from MS office.

Network setup: 6 servers, all running win2k3, and under 2 TB of data to backup.
Question by:ozzalot
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    You do not have a large environment.  MS Data Protection Management is not a "hot" piece of software, but I would say in your Enterprise you could utilize just about anything available.

    What is your objective, outside of allowing users to restore their own files?


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    our main objective is having having another source of backup.  Sometimes the tape drive has problems and doesn't do a complete backup.  Also the ability of having a more recent copy than tape.  We send out tapes out, so if we need to restore any file, it will be a week old.  We usually don't ask for the tapes back unless it was a very important file.  We also like the ability of doing several backups per day.  With multiple users accessing the same files, this will give us the ability to restore a more accurate file.

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