Easily one of the most anticipated features of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is our protection for Hyper-V (Hyper-V R2 Download). DPM 2007 already protected Virtual Server 2005 R2, but as Microsoft customers have been moving towards Hyper-V, they wanted to continue the all-Microsoft backup & recovery solution for their Microsoft hypervisor. More importantly, when compared with other backup solutions for virtualized environments:
– DPM does not require a SAN to snap and remount VHDs elsewhere - it can use DAS, or any other locally mounted disk, on the Host, as well as the DPM server.
– DPM does not require 3rd party backup software, even after the VHD is secured - its a complete solution on its own
– DPM does not leave the VM dormant during the entire backup -- if it has to hibernate the VM, it brings it down, snaps it, and brings it right back up again. But for most Windows guests, it can protect with no downtime at all !
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Source:→ TechNet Blog