DPM: Deduplication of DPM Storage

DPM: Deduplication of DPM Storage

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Great news for all of you who use System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager:

DPM is now enabled for Deduplication of DPM Storage!

System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is an enterprise class backup soltuion for protecting servers and clients. DPM can be leveraged to backup data to disk, tape or Azure. It is working with a “forever incremental” backup. This means only the first backup is a full copy and after that there is only incremental data copy.

As DPM backs up multiple data sources and its combination with multiple recovery points, there is lots of redundancy in backup data. Now DPM is enabled for Deduplication of DPM Storage. So the overall Storage consumption can be reduced.

This scenario is enabled when using DPM 2012 R2 UR4 and Windows Server 2012 R2 hosts with SOFS Storage via SMB 3.0. For optimal savings, DPM should be configured as follows:

Deduplication of DPM Storage Design

A detailed description can be found here: White Paper on Deduplication of DPM Storage

First internal tests at Microsoft showed storage savings anywhere between 50% to 90%…

About the author:

Ich bin Eric Berg und bin Principal IT-Architekt im Bereich Microsoft Modern Workplace and Datacenter un Microsoft P-TSP für Azure und Modern Desktop. Seit 2015 bin ich Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP. Ich bin Organisator des Azure Thüringen Meetups und Sprecher auf Events wie der ExpertsLive Europe, CDC Germany und Microsoft Ignite. Alle Gedanken, Meinungen und Ideen auf dieser Website sind von mir und spiegeln nicht die Haltung meines Arbeitgebers oder von Microsoft wieder.

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