Microsoft OMS + System Center product (including DPM and Azure Backup) meetup at Ignite 2016

Would you like to participate in a discussion on IT Management?  This is an opportunity for you to meet the Microsoft leadership team and influence the direction of the management products (OMS and System Center) including DPM and Azure Backup at Microsoft. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members of the… Read more

Announcing VMware VM Backup using System Center Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the Industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of virtual machines running on VMware platform. This will allow… Read more

Four simple steps to backup VMware VMs using SC DPM

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of VMware virtual machines. This will allow enterprise customers to… Read more

Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available

Update Rollup 10 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) is now available to download. Issues that are fixed in this update rollup If you try to exclude a page file for a VM running on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 server, DPM may still continue to back up the… Read more

Troubleshooting Azure VM Backup failures: “Snapshot VM sub task timed out” error

Here’s a quick tip for you in case you’re using Microsoft Azure Backup for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and a scheduled VM backup fails with the following error message in the job error details in the Azure Portal: Could not communicate with the VM agent for snapshot status – Snapshot VM sub task timed… Read more

A few tips and best practices for Microsoft Azure Backup

~ Rupanter Chhabra | Support Engineer | Microsoft Hi everyone, Rupanter Chhabra here again. In my last post I talked about Azure Backup portal and explained all of the options that we have there, and today I want to talk about some of the issues you may see in setting up Microsoft Azure Backup (MAB)… Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 End of Support

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 has reached its end of support date. If you are using this version, please upgrade to a newer version before April 12, 2016 to ensure supportability. The following resources are available to help you upgrade: Upgrade to System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Upgrade to System Center 2012… Read more

Backup of Enterprise data made easier with System Center Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 R2 UR9 went live on 26th Jan, 2016. In the previous release, we focused on stability – in this release, we have added a slew of features to optimize on-prem and cloud backups for large Enterprise deployments. The feedback so far from customers has been very positive. Today,… Read more

Getting started with the Recovery Services Backup Vault interface in Microsoft Azure

~ Rupanter Chhabra | Support Engineer | Microsoft This article discusses the interface for a Recovery Services Backup Vault in the Microsoft Azure Backup management portal. Each section of the interface is examined, including the various options, settings and information available as well as explanations for each. Note that the creation of the Backup Vault… Read more

Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available

Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2 UR9) is now available to download. The KB article below describes the issues that are fixed and also contains the installation instructions for this update. Please note that this update does not require a restart of the production server if you… Read more