DPM 2010 Product Overview and Roadmap

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 is a server-based application that enables disk-based and tape-based data protection and recovery for computers in and across Active Directory domains. DPM performs replication, synchronization, and recovery point creation to provide reliable protection and rapid recovery of data both by system administrators and by end-users.

DPM is designed to be installed on servers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008.

DPM uses replication, the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) infrastructure, and a policy-driven engine to provide businesses of all sizes with nearly continuous protection and rapid, reliable data recovery.

Use the following table for quick access to important tasks required to protect and recover your data.

Quick Access Guide

To learn about Resource

DPM 2010 System Requirements

To verify that the DPM server and the protected computers meet the DPM system requirements, see DPM 2010 System Requirements (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179151).

Known issues and late-breaking information about DPM 2010

For solutions for any problems that you might encounter with DPM, see DPM 2010 Known Issues (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=184690).

Introducing DPM 2010

For an introduction to DPM 2010, see Introducing Data Protection Manager 2010 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179153).

What's new in DPM 2010

What's New in DPM 2010 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187494).

Planning a DPM 2010 deployment

To learn how to plan your network topology, hardware configuration, and data protection infrastructure, see Planning a DPM 2010 Deployment (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179154).

Upgrading from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010

For information about upgrading from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010, see Upgrading from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=187496).

Deploying DPM 2010

For step-by-step instructions for deploying DPM 2010, see Deploying DPM 2010 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179219).

Installing DPM 2010

For step-by-step instructions for installing DPM 2010, see Installing DPM 2010 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179156).

Configuring DPM 2010

To start using DPM 2010 to protect data, see Configuring DPM 2010 (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179157).

DPM 2010 Quick Start Guide

For scaled down instructions for installing and configuring a complete installation of DPM 2010, see the DPM 2010 Quick Start Guide.

Administering DPM 2010

For information about using the DPM 2010 Administrator Console, see How to Use DPM Administrator Console to Administer DPM.

Managing DPM 2010

To learn about managing your DPM 2010 installation after you install, configure, and deploy DPM, see the DPM 2010 Operations Guide (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179395).

DPM 2010 Disaster Recovery

For information about restoring your systems and data in the event of partial or complete failure of a computer, see DPM 2010 Disaster Recovery (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179152)

DPM 2010 Management Pack Guides

For information about centrally monitoring your DPM servers, see the DPM 2010 Management Pack Guides (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=186337)

DPM 2010 Cmdlet Update

For a list of cmdlet help topics that you can view in DPM Management Shell, see the DPM 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=187500)

Troubleshooting DPM 2010

For troubleshooting guidance, see the DPM 2010 Troubleshooting Guide (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179173).

DPM 2010 Error Code Catalog

For a list of error codes and the recommended actions for all error messages that might appear in DPM 2010, see the DPM 2010 Error Code Catalog (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179174).

Terms used in DPM 2010

For DPM 2010 terms and definitions, see the Glossary in Data Protection Manager 2010 Help (https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=187504).

See Also


What's New in DPM 2010
DPM 2010 Quick Start Guide
DPM 2010 Product Support

Other Resources

DPM 2010 Getting Started
Using DPM 2010 Help
DPM 2010 Administrator Console