Data Protection Manager 2010 management pack just released – Things you need to know!

Download the management pack I recently had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with the DPM 2010 management pack team. I was elated with some of the new features and the approach they took in designing this management pack. This one is definitely the first of its kind, and there are some really… Read more

New Video: A step by step on how to perform a System State restore using Data Protection Manager 2010

Our very own Shane Brasher just released another new video, this one covering the steps to perform a System State restore using DPM 2010 to a target server should it need a system state repair. You can view it here below or at the link here.     J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer… Read more

About defining DPM protection from CLI

Those with interest in modifying and creating DPM protection from CLI probably appreciate this otherwise there is little sense in reading further I guess. Those that seek to save and recreate protection configurations are up for a task that proved to be a daunting one, you may want to look into a twin script called… Read more

Troubleshooting system state backup of a protected server in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

Just an FYI on a new Knowledge Base article we published today that goes over some of the top issues and solutions you may run into with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.  I included the article below but you can find the latest revision as KB2428303 – Troubleshooting system state backup of a protected… Read more

New Video: A step by step demo of doing a Bare Metal Restore (BMR) using Data Protection Manager 2010

Our very own Shane Brasher just released a new video, this one covering the steps to perform a BMR (bare metal restore) by way of DPM 2010 should you experience a catastrophic failure of a Windows Server 2008 computer.  You can view it here below or at the link here. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center… Read more

Announcing Top Solutions RSS Feeds: Automatically connecting you with solutions

The Top Solutions RSS feeds pair the latest hot customer issues with the best Microsoft solution content, all delivered right to your desktop. The feeds will help keep you ahead of the curve by alerting you to potential problems and pointing you directly to the solutions.  IT Pros, consumers, other Microsoft business groups and third… Read more

How to use a pre-backup or post-backup script to reset the archive bit in System Center Data Protection Manager

Here’s a good tip you might find handy.  Let’s say you have a situation where you have a legacy application or some other need that requires the archive bit to be reset for data which is being backed up. Given the fact that DPM does not use the Archive bit but instead uses the USN… Read more

Demo Video: Using DPM to encrypt data to tape using a self signed certificate

We have a new System Center Data Protection Manager video that covers some common errors and misconfigurations involved with trying to encrypt data with certificates to tape by DPM. A brief walkthrough is provided on creating a self-signed certificate and applying it to the DPM server for use in the correct certificate store for our… Read more