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Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The automated procedure is quite good for us, as it is able to capture all of the information that we require.""The most valuable feature is that DPM has an index so individual files can be searched.""The initial setup is quite straightforward.""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 most important feature is that it's easy to use.""It has an application backup, a file backup, a system backup and a hypervisor.""The solution backs up Microsoft workloads as well as anything on the market."

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"It's fairly easy to manage and set up.""Integration with VMware is excellent with very granular recovery.""The initial setup was not overly complex.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the recuperation of the weaker machines.""Initially setting up the product is easy.""The solution offers the normal benefits of a virtual machine versus a physical, actual machine. It doesn't take up space, for example.""The instant VM recovery feature is the most valuable. It is a very good tool for disaster recovery. It is also easy to manage.""Integration with various applications, such as on-premises laptops and desktop backups, as well as applications and databases, is excellent."

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Cons
"You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.""Additional Hyper-V knowledge would be great.""Compatibility and integration with other products needs improvement.""The user interface can be improved quite a bit.""Management reporting could be improved.""There is a very poor online user community in terms of people blogging about their experiences with DPM.""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."

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"think backing up from physical servers and ransomware security needs some improvements.""The initial setup was not straightforward at all.""The DR component should be part of the comprehensive package, not separate.""The solution needs more detailed reporting.""When you have some small issues, you should be able to go through it by yourself and solve the issue instead of opening the ticket and waiting for the engineers to troubleshoot.""The initial setup can get complex.""It would be nice if it could be integrated with third-party solutions like ours. It has been supporting just Windows and virtual machines.""Veeam Backup Replication could improve by making the monitoring system free. If I would like to have any monitoring system by Veeam I have to purchase it. It should come free with the solution. They should provide a monitoring system to make the work easier and smooth."

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  • "My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
  • "Its software solution has a fee."
  • "It is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "If you tell Veeam that you're competing with, for example, NetBackup or Backup Exec, or Dell or Micro Focus then they may lower the price. They are very competitive."
  • "I don't know what the costs are for sure, but I think that it's on a yearly basis."
  • "Its price is reasonable for a big company or a big client. It is not too much. It is cheaper than VMware."
  • "Its pricing is really good."
  • "Veeam Backup and Replication is a cost-effective solution"
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most important feature is that it's easy to use.
    Top Answer:We have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for licenses. We pay yearly. You have one Microsoft license. With this license, you can use all the systems and products. The DPM license is included in this… more »
    Top Answer:The issue with the solution is if you have some problems, it's difficult to find the reason for the problem and to troubleshoot the problems with the solution. There are so many different things to… more »
    Top Answer:Technically, Veeam is best for hyper-v & VMWare replications, snapshots, HA failover, also support for file system backups inside VMs., support for tape library & FC too. But Veritas Netbackup is a… more »
    Top Answer:Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
    Top Answer:Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
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    Also Known As
    DPM, Data Protection Manager, MS DPM
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Overview

    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."

    Veeam® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.

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    Sample Customers
    Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government7%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft DPM is ranked 26th in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Microsoft DPM is rated 6.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft DPM writes "Good recovery functionality, however lacks an online community and is not a turn-key solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Microsoft DPM is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Azure Backup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our Microsoft DPM vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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