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Continuous backukp with Data Protection Manger 2010

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am looking for somebody who has used Data Protection Manager 2010 to do continuous backup of ordinary data files e.g. Word and Excel. What are the requirements as far as:

OS on the server running you are running this as I understand it requires a separate server?
Can it be run from a virtual machine?

What if any System Center component are you using? Do I have to install a version of System Center before I can install Data Protection Manager as an add-on to it?

I understand there are different modules for Data Protection Manager depending on what type of backup you want to do e.g. SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint. What Data Protection Manager module do I have to install to just do continuous backup of the ordinary Office type files found in users' files on a File Server?

Did you follow a step-by-step guide for doing specifically the above you found somewhere or did you have to figure it all out from scratch?  

I can see that the original backup would take a while but after that how much of a hit is there in performance if I do continuous backup?

How does continuous backup relate to shadowcopy? I want the revision history features of shadowcopy but I want a real backup that I can take off-line as well/redirect to whatever drive/media I have.

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