Description of the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack

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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack.

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Issues that the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack fixes

This feature pack fixes the following issues:
948373 The backup image may be corrupted if you use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to perform an online backup of a virtual machine that is running in Virtual Server 2005
948936 When synchronization runs in Data Protection Manager 2007, the DPM service may unexpectedly crash
946647 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package: January 9, 2008
950082 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package rollup 2
951557 Description of the hotfix rollup package for Data Protection Manager 2007, dated April 24, 2008

Features that are included in the feature pack

  • Support to back up virtual machines on clustered Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 hosts
  • Support to share tape libraries between multiple DPM servers
  • Support to better use tape capacity by co-locating data from multiple protection groups that have a similar retention range
  • Support to provide system state protection for Windows Server 2008
  • Support to provide replica stability on a secondary DPM server when the primary DPM server that the secondary server is protecting is restarted
  • Provide support for long-term tape retention periods that are greater than 99 weeks
  • Correct Microsoft Exchange data transfer size issues that exist between the primary DPM server and the secondary DPM server when an express full backup is performed
  • Provide additional context parameter details and tuning for the DPM Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager
  • Correct data recovery issues for BitLocker protected volumes after BitLocker protection has been removed
  • Correct data recovery issues for BitLocker protected volumes on which DPM protected shares reside
Note We do not support the backup of prerelease versions of SQL Server 2008 (formerly code named “Katmai”) in production environments. Support that System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 provides to back up the release versions of SQL Server 2008 in production environments are subject to the Data Protection Manager support policies that are current when SQL Server 2008 is available.

For more information about tape sharing in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=122775
For more information about tape co-location, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117936

How to obtain the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack

This feature pack is now included in the DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 that is available on the download center. For more information about DPM 2007 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
959605 Description of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack, x86 version

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack, x64 version

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For more information about obtaining the latest System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949779 Description of the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack

REFERENCES

For more information about the features that are included in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack and about the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 documentation, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=122057

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Article ID: 949779 - Last Review: February 24, 2009 - Revision: 5.0
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