Support Tip: DPM recovery point or consistency check for a protected VMware VM fails with FileFaultFault error

~ Maanas Saran | Program Manager | Microsoft When DPM attempts to make a recovery point or run a consistency check for a protected VMware virtual machine (VM), the job can fail with a FileFaultFault error like the one shown below. DPM encounterd error from VMware while trying to get ChangeTracking information. Server – Vmware_Server_name. … Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 End of Support

Product support for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 will reach its end of support date in 12 months. If you are using this version, please upgrade to a newer version before January 9, 2018 to ensure supportability. The following resources are available to help you upgrade to the latest version of Data Protection Manager: Upgrade to 2010: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399258.aspx… Read more

How to use certificates to authenticate computers in workgroups or untrusted domains

~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant | Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) supports protection of computers in workgroups and untrusted domains using local accounts and NTLM, however in scenarios where an organization does not allow creation of local accounts, this solution does not work. As an alternative, DPM 2012 R2… Read more

SC 2016 DPM Capacity Planner

SC 2016 DPM announced Modern Backup Storage. This changes the way data is backed up and stored. Modern Backup Storage delivers 50% Storage Savings and 3x faster by leveraging latest Windows Server 2016 technologies as ReFS Block Cloning, VHDX, Allocate on write, etc. Further, DPM 2016 comes with Workload Aware Storage, which enables you to… Read more

Implementing Microsoft DPM host level protection of VMware VMs

Note: This post is also available as a downloadable PDF here. System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) with Update Rollup 11 (UR11) or later adds support for protecting host level backup of virtual machines running on VMware 5.5 and 6.0 servers. This is accomplished by using VMware APIs over the network… Read more

The October 2016 Azure Backup update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent is now available

The October 2016 Azure Backup update for the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent is now available for download. The new features, improvements, and fixes for Azure Backup that are provided in the October 2016 update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent are detailed in the following KB article: 3196148 – Azure Backup Update for… Read more

Introducing DPM 2016 Modern Backup Storage

  With System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager, we announced Modern Backup Storage (MBS), delivering 50% storage savings, 3x faster backups, and efficient backup storage utilization with Workload Aware Storage. Data Protection Manager can backup key workloads such as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, file servers, clients and VMs running on Hyper-V or VMware. With Modern Backup… Read more

Announcing SC 2016 DPM with Reduced TCO of Backup

System Center 2016 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 or VMware. SC DPM 2016 brings in features that delivers improvements in multiple key areas of… Read more

SQL Server support for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager

If you’re using Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2016), we have a new KB article available that describes the Microsoft SQL Server version that can be used with it. For all the details, see the following: 3195291 – SQL Server supported version for System Center 2016 DPM (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3195291)   J.C. Hornbeck, Solution… Read more

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager is now available

Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2016 UR1) is now available. After you install this update, you can store backups by using Modern DPM Storage technology. Using Resilient File System (ReFS) block-cloning technology to store incremental backups, System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager significantly improves storage usage and performance…. Read more