Heading to MMS 2010 – One Presentation & lots of customer discussions…

As many of you already know, Microsoft is preparing for next week’s Management Summit 2010 in Las Vegas.  This is a great event, not only for his content but also its incredible knowledge transfer capabilities.  As a team member in the greater Management & Services Division (MSD) at Microsoft I can tell you this is…

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Failure during Windows Server 2008 System State Backup & System Writer Missing

For some of those new to DPM 2007, you might find yourself in a situation where a Windows Server 2008 (and R2) is failing during backups consistently.  The consistency part is the ironic is that it is always failing and might lead you to review a bit more what is going on.  This problem, as…

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Unable to Extend System Volume & DPM Backup Failure: Change the System State backup location

I recently had a couple of servers where they had rather small system partitions, one was Windows 2003 while the other was Windows 2008 RTM and DPM continued to fail with replica is inconsistent errors.  The DPM documentation and event errors were referencing the replica and volume partition size(s) and all checked out with plenty…

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Data Protection Manager 2007: Replica is inconsistent on Windows Server 2008

I recently took some time to learn more about Microsoft’s System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 since it was again a product in my division that I knew very little about.  Beyond that, I had quite a bit of incentive to get our engineering lab which is handled by me as a “side job” besides…

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