How to Expire Tape Recovery Points in DPM 2007

  When running System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 and utilizing the DPM tape libraries capability for protection, it may be necessary to expire tape recovery points prior to “Expires On” date. Tapes which have unexpired data cannot be marked as free from the UI in the DPM Administrators console but sometimes (esp. while testing)… Read more

Data Protection Manager 2007 – SQL Server 2005 databases are not enumerated

Problem Description When trying to protect SQL Server 2005 SP2 (patch version 9.00.3042.00) that is installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 you will not be able to enumerate the SQL databases for protection.  Other data sources like volumes and system state will be enumerated but the “All… Read more

Data Protection Manager – Supported Operating Systems

The following is a comprehensive list of operating systems that are supported as protected machines and/or meet the requirements to run System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007. Important:  DPM supports 32-bit and x64-bit operating systems. DPM does not support ia64-bit operating systems. Wndows 2008 versions require pre-installation of KB950082 Hotfix for Windows Server 2008… Read more

Basic Troubleshooting Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Introduction Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is a key member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products.  DPM is the new standard for Windows backup and recovery, delivering seamless data protection for Microsoft application and file servers by using integrated disk and tape media.  DPM performs replication, synchronization, and recovery… Read more