System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 leverages VSS to allow you to perform Hyper-V server-level backups of virtual machines. With a Hyper-V server-level backup, you install a DPM agent only on the Hyper-V server, not on each individual virtual machine. Using this backup method, you can recover an entire virtual machine, rather than individual guest operating system or data files. Instead, this type of backup enables the equivalent of a bare-metal recovery for a virtual machine. DPM 2007 SP1 provides backup and recovery for the following Microsoft virtualization products:
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
Hyper-V Server 2008
Virtual Server 2005 R2
System Center DPM 2007 SP1 also provides ...