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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 by Steve Buchanan, Islam Gomaa, Flemming Riis, Robert Hedblom

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Hyper-V 3.0

This section will cover the new features and functions released for System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) supporting Hyper-V 3.0, released in the Windows Server 2012. The news for Hyper-V 3.0 related to DPM is:

  • Clustered Shared Volume (CSV 2.0)
  • Hyper-V servers using SMB storage
  • Hyper-V replica
  • DPM Scale-out protection

Clustered Shared Volume (CSV) 2.0

The former techniques used to back up a virtual server running on Hyper-V 1.0 or Hyper-V 2.0 were to pass a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) request from the DPM server to the virtual host. The virtual host then passed the request to the VM and indexed the VHD file. All changes made were then passed to the DPM server.

DPM has, from SP1, made an optimization regarding the backup of virtual ...

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