DPM 2007 – Troubleshooting protection for Hyper-V

This post is about Windows Server 2008 with the Hyper-V role installed, that are being protected by System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.  There may be one or many Virtual Machines on each Host/Parent Partition, and they may be running Windows 2003 and/or Windows 2008.  Supposing the DPM Agent is installed only on the Host/Parent… Read more

How to Use The Migratedatasourcedatafromdpm.Ps1 DPM Powershell Script to Move Data

The Migratedatasourcedatafromdpm.Ps1 DPM Powershell Script  is Included in Service Pack 1 of Data Protection Manager 2007. The MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM is a command-line script that lets you migrate DPM data for individual “data source(s)” or all Replica volumes and recovery point volumes to different physical disks. Such a migration might be necessary when your disk is full… Read more

Introduction to SharePoint Search Indexes for DPM Administrators

This blog introduces the basics of SharePoint Search capabilities to DPM Administrators. Initially, it may be a bit confusing as to why a DPM blog would contain information about how to setup and configure another technology’s software. In protecting this data using DPM, it is necessary to have an understanding of how the protected application… Read more

SharePoint Content DB Mirroring for DPM Administrators

In this blog post, we will cover the mirroring of an existing SharePoint content database using SQL Server 2005. We will also discuss some basics of Search Index Servers in a SharePoint farm. The objective is to provide a light-weight cursory knowledge of how to setup and configure these two aspects of the SharePoint farm…. Read more

Recovery of a Mirrored SQL Database

Recovering a mirrored database, whether it is to a SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 installation, requires that the existing mirror be broken. For simplicity, you may want to consider deleting both the Principal and Mirror databases and using the latest recovery point that DPM has in order to restore the data. This blog… Read more

Protecting Mirrored Databases with DPM 2007 SP1

Considering the vast amount of mission critical data stored on SQL servers globally, the high availability of database mirroring with the frequent snapshots of DPM make protection and recovery scenarios much less fearful for administrators entrusted with protected SQL data. Database mirroring protection can be thought of as a blend between SQL Failover Clusters and… Read more

SQL Database Mirroring for DPM Administrators

This blog focuses on providing a very light-weight overview of how to implement SQL database mirroring and it is not intended to be a complete how-to reference. DPM administrators benefit by understanding, even at a basic level, how to install and configure the applications DPM will be protecting. This blog is intended to provide some… Read more

So You Want to Try a Backup Network?

What is a Backup Network? A backup network allows backup traffic segmentation from your primary network.  Keeping backup traffic off your production network allows you more bandwidth for your day-to-day work without having to wait for off hours to get backups of your data.  This does not mean that you will not see potential performance… Read more

Intro to DPM 2007-SP1

In the coming weeks, we will be discussing the new features of DPM 2007 SP1 to enough depth that you can implement them into a new or existing environment. We will also be covering some of the basics on how to install and configure, at a very basic level, the applications that DPM will be… Read more

Installation and Rollback of DPM SP1

Well, the day has come and you are thinking about installing SP1 for DPM 2007 to your DPM environment. There are a few things you that you need to be aware of before you install this Service Pack to any DPM servers. Let’s take a moment to discuss these before unleashing SP1 into your environment… Read more