New Storage Management, Optimization, and Security Features in DPM 2016 UR4

System Center 2016 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 Storage and RCT based Hyper-V VM backups, DPM 2016 goes a step further in enhancing Enterprise backups by completely restructuring the way data is backed up and… Read more

SC 2016 DPM UR4: Migrate Backup Storage in 3 simple steps

SC 2016 Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an enterprise backup solution, which gives you the ability to backup workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, System State, Files and Folders, Hyper-V & VMWare VMs, and Clients. These backups can be stored on disks for short term, and sent to Azure for your Long Term Retention and… Read more

Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

In this blog post I will address some of the questions we’re receiving from customers regarding Azure Backup and Recovery Services vaults. We will focus on one of the most common Azure Backup / Recovery Services Vault management scenarios, which is a ‘vault swap’ for a Data Protection Manager (DPM) server or Azure Backup Server… Read more

Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. One way to monitor the DPM servers centrally is using SCOM. In this blog, our guest, John Joyner,  talks about leveraging Central Console for multi site backup management. The combination of DPM and SCOM is beneficial to distributed enterprises… Read more

How to increase DPM 2016 replica when using Modern Backup Storage (MBS)

There may be circumstances where the replica volume for a protected data source is under allocated or a very large increase of protected data results in synchronization or recovery point job failures due to inadequate space on the replica. Some common examples of where this might occur are explained below. Bare Metal Restore (BMR) protection…. Read more

Change Block Tracking needs to be reset if another backup product has protected a VMWare VM prior to DPM

In this scenario, the VMWare Host\VCenter server has successfully been connected in DPM. However, Replica creation, Consistency Checks, Recovery points fail with the noted error below (Some other similar errors but with same resolution). DPMUI Error: DPM encounterd error from VMware while trying to get ChangeTracking information. Server – 10.10.10.10 ErrorCode – FileFaultFault (ID 33621… Read more

How to Manually Create a SQL Replica in DPM 2012 R2

There may be circumstances where creating SQL replica automatically over the network may not be possible due to network bandwidth constraint between DPM server and SQL server(situations where DPM and protected server are in different sites). In such situations we can rely on manual replica creation process. This lets us create a replica on the… Read more

Announcement: Protect your Server 2016 workloads with Enhanced Security

System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an Enterprise backup solution, providing App Consistent backups to workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange and File Servers, running in Physical or Virtualized Environments. In addition, you can also backup your Hyper-V and VMWare VMs (with SC 2012 R2 DPM UR11). These backups can be stored on disks for… Read more

Announcing SC 2016 DPM Guest Blog Series

System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager was announced with a range of new features, such as Modern Backup Storage and RCT based Hyper-V VM Backups. Modern Backup Storage completely changed the way backups are stored by leveraging the new technologies in Windows Server 2016 as ReFS block cloning, giving you upto 50% storage savings, workload aware storage, and 3x Faster backups…. Read more

How to perform a manual initial replica on DPM Modern Backup Storage

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. While doing so, DPM creates an initial replica of the data, and takes the following backups incrementally, optimizing Storage and Network resources. However, at times, due to the large size of the Data-source, the initial replication over the… Read more