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Carbonite Server vs. Microsoft DPM
July 2022
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"The Granular Restore of SQL feature has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. One of the main reasons for looking at Carbonite was their support for platforms like AIX and AS/400 Series.""It does not slow down your computer or use a lot of resources as it works.""It seems reliable and easy to use.""Technical support handled all our issues quickly and effectively.""Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature."

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"The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched.""Microsoft DPM is scalable.""The most important feature is that it's easy to use.""The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.""It is almost perfect for Microsoft products. It is not a very powerful tool, but it is okay for small sites and small businesses with Microsoft products. It is easy to use for backup and restore. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers such as Exchange and SharePoint servers.""The initial setup is quite straightforward."

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"The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better information because currently, it is very difficult to find information on the internet. It was bought over by OpenText, and you won't be able to find a lot of information about this solution on their site. They should also provide training facilities for commercial purposes. Some of my colleagues recently went for pilot training, and they were technical. If I want to get trained, the training has to be more commercial. Currently, there is no such training for users like me.""They do not yet have USB recovery but they are adding it in coming releases.""The support for object storage isn't quite there yet. Its public cloud support can be improved. I would love to see the public cloud support for object storage, and it would be great, but what I always hear from the folks at Carbonite is that in a lot of cases, it directly competes with their cloud offering. So, I don't know when or where that will go or if that will go anywhere, but we are hopeful to see something. The dashboard is a little outdated. If they gave it a facelift and put some better design around their dashboard, that would be tremendous. I generally care less about the visual aesthetics of an application as long as it does what it needed to do, which is true in the case of this solution. We also have the Microsoft 365 platform. Because they're two separate platforms, I have to log in to my Microsoft platform to manage it, and I have to log into my Carbonite server backup platform to manage it. Having these two coexist together in one management console is really what we're looking for, but we went for it knowing this. We also knew that there would be some integration coming down the road. So, we're again hoping to see some of that coming in 2021."

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"The user interface can be improved quite a bit.""You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""Microsoft DPM could improve if it was available in a public or private cloud.""It needs portability for other vendors. It is good for backing up Microsoft servers, but it doesn't support third-party solutions such as Oracle Database. It depends on Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy, especially for Hyper-V, which has a lot of problems. They should enhance the Volume Shadow Copy functionality. Its reporting should also be better. Reporting is too weak in DPM.""Management reporting could be improved.""Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great."

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  • "The pricing is between $120 and $150 per year."
  • "Its price is reasonable."
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  • "Microsoft DPM is a free solution. However, we pay approximately $3,000 annually for support."
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    Top Answer:The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better… more »
    Top Answer:The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.
    Top Answer:I bought the license for the solution from Microsoft as part of System Center. I'm not sure of the exact cost of the solution.
    Top Answer:Management reporting could be improved.
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    Also Known As
    Carbonite Recover Backup
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
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    Overview

    Carbonite Server securely replicates data to the local backup server while securing a second copy in the cloud. Granular restore and local failover options ensure rapid recovery and minimal data loss. With integrated hardware and cloud failover for critical systems, Carbonite Server provides reliable data protection.

    Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup system that can be used to back up data from a source location to a target secondary location. Microsoft DPM allows you to back up application data from Microsoft servers and workloads, and file data from servers and client computers. You can create full backups, incremental backups, differential backups, and bare-metal backups to completely restore a system. Microsoft DPM can store backup data to disks for short-term storage, to Azure Cloud for both for short-term and long-term storage off-premises, and to tapes for long-term storage, which can then be stored offsite. Backed up files are indexed, which allows you to easily search your recovered data.

    Microsoft DPM contributes to your business continuity and disaster recovery strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data, ensuring resources are available and recoverable during planned and unplanned outages. When outages occur and source data is unavailable, you can use DPM to easily restore data to the original source or to an alternate location.

    Key Features of Microsoft DPM:

    • Application-aware backup: Application-aware backup of Microsoft workloads, including SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint.

    • File backup: Back up files and folders on computers running Windows Server and Windows operating systems.

    • System backup: Back up the entire system state or run complete backups of physical computers running Windows Server or Windows client operating systems.

    • Hyper-V backup: Back up Hyper-V virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. You can choose to back up an entire virtual machine or specific applications on the virtual machine.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft DPM stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust and flexible backup capabilities and its being easy to manage with one central dashboard.

    William M., the head of ICT infrastructure & security at a tech services company, notes, "The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require. The compatibility is very good. We have an IBM AS/400 machine in our office that we're using, and we're able to back it up fine. This is the same for other systems, as well. I think that overall, it is really adaptable, compatible, and scalable."

    Mohammed I., a managing director at Adalites, notes, "I would definitely recommend data protection DPM. It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor. It works flawlessly, never a problem."

    Rodney C. a system analyst at a financial services firm, writes, "The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched. This is our primary tool for recovering deleted files or folders. Once we implement a System Center Operations Manager, all of our DPM servers can then be seen on one dashboard."

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    Sample Customers
    INLINE Commercial Construction, Hamilton County
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company57%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Carbonite Server vs. Microsoft DPM
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Carbonite Server vs. Microsoft DPM and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Carbonite Server is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews while Microsoft DPM is ranked 27th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. Carbonite Server is rated 8.6, while Microsoft DPM is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Carbonite Server writes "Granular Restore feature has been a lifesaver, but the support for object storage isn't quite there yet". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Easy to use and scalable but needs to be easier to install". Carbonite Server is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Zerto, Acronis Backup, Veeam Backup & Replication and Azure Backup, whereas Microsoft DPM is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Azure Backup, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Carbonite Server vs. Microsoft DPM report.

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