Microsoft DPM Room for Improvement

Senior Consultant at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees

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 configure. It can really mess with the settings. In general, more settings need to be possible. You have only a few settings and if you change them for some special configurations, it's very difficult.

It's not so stable from time to time. You have problems occasionally. Sometimes the Microsoft patches for the operating systems might cause issues. However, with this product, the root cause can be tough to find.  

It's not that easy to install.

You can manage this DPM or you can monitor this DPM with Microsoft Operations Manager and so on.

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System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

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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Arthur Fan - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Director at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Microsoft DPM could improve if it was available in a public or private cloud.

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