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Published: 19 Oct 2012

In corporate environments, file servers are the workhorses that store the majority of employee data. But because they usually get backed up only once a day, if the file server goes down, or a file is corrupted or accidentally deleted, work comes to a grinding halt. Bringing file protection up a notch is the latest goal of many vendors--from household names like IBM and Microsoft, to startups like San Francisco-based Lasso Logic. Last month, one year after it was initially announced, Microsoft finally made available its Data Protection Manager (DPM), disk-based backup software that creates several point-in-time images per day of a Windows-based file server. As a server application that runs on top of Windows 2003, DPM can protect file servers running Windows 2000, Windows 2003 or Windows Storage Server, Microsoft's NAS operating system. As a first step, DPM quiesces Microsoft's Active Directory and deploys agents to file servers or shares it finds in the environment. Those are then replicated to the DPM server. The agents then keep a byte-level log of changes... Access >>>

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