Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available

The DPM team is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007.     What is new in Service Pack 1                          DPM 2007 SP1 x86 DPM 2007 SP1 x64     SP1 videos on TechNet Edge     Upcoming Webcast on SP1 on January 8,… Read more

New Sales Promotion — get DPM Server licenses when you purchase System Center SMSE’s

For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, we just released a licensing podcast on In that DPM podcast on Edge, after we talk about the DPM licenses themselves, we talk about some cool benefits of acquiring your DPML’s within the SMSE, instead of as ‘standalone’ licenses.  And now, it gets even better… Read more

Now available for download – Infrastructure Planning & Design (IPD) guide for DPM 2007 SP1

We are just a few days away from releasing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007, and part of the release is updating our existing content and adding new materials. The DPM Team has been working with the Microsoft Solution Accelerators group to develop this IPD, which goes into beta this week –  so please tell… Read more

If you are a Microsoft Partner … you can be a DPM HERO

If you haven’t yet — check out the new website You can watch an overview of DPM 2007 Download the evaluation software — and enter to win a chance to win an Xbox360 along with Heroes DVD season 2. And if you are a Microsoft partner, you can become a DPM Hero by learning… Read more

What is new in DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 — check out this EDGE video

At IT Forum last week, the general public got a chance to see DPM 2007 Service Pack 1.   It isn’t quite released yet, but still tracking really well for December.  So, to give everyone else a taste of what is in SP1 — check out this video on EDGE.TECHNET.COM.   And look for a weekly… Read more

TechNet Radio — Total Wine success story with System Center

Earlier this week, I sat down with our friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center.    It’s one of the first times that I’ve gotten to talk about technology and ‘wine’ instead of ‘whine” – so check out the TechNet Radio interview where we covered: SC Data Protection Manager –… Read more

How to protect SQL SERVER with DPM 2007 — new Technet Webcast starting soon

        We’re starting in about an hour — 9:30 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 26th What better way to start the weekend than being sure that your data protection solution ‘has got your back‘ (pun intended) for your database server farm?   So, grab some coffee, find a comfortable chair and… Read more

Video – Technical Introduction of DPM2007 … from Tech-Ed 2008 US

  From July 2008 in Orlando — this was the first of three breakout sessions on DPM2007. This session covers: – Installing the DPM Server – Configuring the DPM Server disk and tape – Deploying DPM agents from the administration console – Setting up Data Protection – Recovering Data Click here to watch – Technical… Read more

Known Issues and recommended solutions on Secondary Protection (Disaster Recovery)

1.       We have seen issues under Secondary DPM server when production server node is expanded in DPM UI, you do not see any datasources enumerated. As a result of this, you cannot add secondary protection for any of the datasources of that production server. This could happen due to one of the following reasons a.      … Read more

Enabling/Disabling co-location of data on Tape

With DPM 2007 Feature Pack  (KB949779), we have added support for media co-location. With this feature, you can achieve better tape utilization by co-locating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range. This feature is disabled by default. You can use following PowerShell commands to enable and disable tape co-location.   Enable Tape co-location:… Read more