DPM has consistently aimed at making your backups more reliable. The transition from tape to disk as a medium for storing backups provided the first impetus to improved reliability of backups, and was delivered with DPM 2006. DPM 2010 continues on this path of improving reliability and makes substantial improvements towards reducing the burden on the IT administrator to meet their SLA for backups. Feedback from customers has indicated that SLA requirements are becoming more stringent and IT staff bandwidth to deal with failures is getting further limited. Given these customer problems, DPM 2010 evolves further in the soon to come release. The key improvements are towards taking automatic action for common failures and environment changes as follows: Automatic rerun of failed jobs; Automatic consistency check for DPM replicas when they become inconsistent with data source; Automatically grow volumes when used space approaches allocated disk space; Automatically discover and protect new protectable items in SQL servers and SharePoint farms.
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