KB: MSDPM.EXE crashes during Garbage Collection causing DPMDB growth in Data Protection Manager 2007

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where MSDPM.EXE crashes during Garbage Collection causing DPMDB growth in DPM 2007. ===== Symptoms Every day at midnight, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) starts a couple of maintenance tasks which are referred to as Garbage Collection. During Garbage Collection,… Read more

System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 (UR3) Released!

We are pleased to announce that System Center 2012 Update Rollup 3 (UR3) has been released.  Keeping with our currently schedule of releasing update rollups quarterly, Update Rollup 3 provides updates for issues that have been reported to Microsoft. This update contains updates for Service Manager, Data Protection Manager, and Operations Manager.  This also marks… Read more

MMS 2013 Dates Announced!

We’re happy to announce that MMS will return to Las Vegas, NV, April 8-12, 2013! In order to be one of the first to know about the opening of MMS 2013 registration, send mail to mmsnotfy@microsoft.com to subscribe to MMS News & Updates.   http://www.mms-2012.com/headlines/details/34ddda43-7b11-e211-84a1-001ec953730b… Read more

Support Tip: Scheduled backup to tape runs on a wrong date on DPM 2007, 2010 and 2012

Hi there DPM administrators, Wilson Souza here from DPM Support team. As you know, Data Protection Manager offers many ways to protect server workloads  such as Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Hyper-V, System State, Bare metal, Files, Shares etc. Protection can be done in the following ways: Disk to Disk (D-D) – When the protected data goes… Read more

Help Documentation for Using Windows Azure Online Backup with System Center 2012 SP1 – Data Protection Manager

System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager leverages Windows Azure Online Backup to allow users to store their data online. This document includes documentation to assist users with deploying and using this feature of System Center 2012 SP1 Beta DPM. This Document will describe how to deploy and use System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection… Read more

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Now Available for Download

The Beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (“SP1”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta is for evaluation purposes only and not to be used in production as described in the EULAs associated with the product. No license keys are required… Read more

Important note on DPM 2012 and the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V replica role

Hello, Shane Brasher here, and I wanted to take a minute today to talk to you about a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V / System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM) SP1 supportability issue. First let’s briefly discuss an exciting new feature of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. There is a new functionality added to the Hyper-V… Read more

Cloud and Datacenter Management System Center Update Rollup Improvements

Greetings, Hi, Carmen Summers here from the Cloud and Data Center Management System Center team.  Yesterday System Center released Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 posted on all System Center Blogs.  This is the second Update Rollup System Center 2012 has released since General Availability.  In the past year System Center has developed a… Read more

Support Tip: Moving a DPM protected machine using Certificate Based Authentication from a domain to workgroup causes Consistency Checks to fail

Consider the following scenario: In your environment you have a Windows domain controller, a computer running System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM) and one member server. You are using Certificate Based Authentication (CBA) for the domain member and the domain member name is MemberServer.Contoso.Com. Note: The proper steps are followed to setup CBA as… Read more

DPM Certificate Troubleshooting–Part 3: Certificates

Hello, Shane Brasher here once again, following up DPM Certificate Troubleshooting–Part 1: General Troubleshooting and DPM Certificate Troubleshooting–Part 2: Registry with Part 3 of “DPM Certificate Authentication Troubleshooting”. In this session we will go over some common symptoms you may see if the certificate is missing or is invalid. This is assuming that after you… Read more