DPM 2012 R2 UR8: Focus on stability

System Center DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 8 has been out for a month now, we spent a lot of energy in this UR to focus on quality and are getting good feedback from thousands of customers who already installed the update. As a result, we have now made it an “Important Update” on Microsoft Update,… Read more

KB: Microsoft Azure Backup offline seeding is stuck at "Waiting for Azure import job to complete"

Just a quick FYI on a new KB article that was published. When you try to use the Microsoft Azure Backup (MAB) offline seeding feature, the import job may fail to continue after it sends the drive to Azure for importing. Additionally, the MAB interface displays the following message: Waiting for Azure Import Job to… Read more

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available

Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager has been released and is now available to download. The KB article below describes the issues that are fixed as well as installation instructions for Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager. For complete details as well as a… Read more

Support Tip: Expanding a server in the Microsoft DPM console causes the UI to crash

~ Chris Butcher | Senior Support Escalation Engineer When expanding a server using the (+) symbol to create, add or remove protection in System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager, the DPM console UI may crash. Typically when this occurs you will notice that it only happens for specific servers. The stack shows entries similar to… Read more

DPM 2012 R2 UR7 re-released

We had an issue with DPM 2012 R2 UR7 that was released on July 28th, 2015. After installing UR7, expired recovery points on the disk were not getting cleaned up, causing an increase in DPM recovery point volume. The issue is fixed now with this re-release of UR7. Please install the update via Microsoft Update… Read more

How to setup or upgrade a DPM 2012 standalone server

This article covers the installation/upgrade of System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2, or simply DPM). While the installation and upgrade process is similar, please note that you cannot upgrade a DPM 2012 server directly to DPM 2012 R2. DPM 2012 Service Pack 1 with Update Rollup 3 (V4.1.3417.0) or later is… Read more

Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available

We are happy to announce that Update Rollup 7 (UR7) for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available for download. Please see the following Knowledge Base article for complete details about fixes and installation instructions for DPM 2012 R2: 3065246 Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager Please… Read more

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft is happy to announce the release of their newest free ebook, Microsoft System Center Data Protection for the Hybrid Cloud (ISBN 9780735695832), by Shreesh Dubey, Vijay Tandra Sistla, Shivam Garg, and Aashish Ramdas; Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor. If you are responsible for architecting and designing the backup strategy for your organization, especially if you're… Read more

An in-depth look at the Registry settings that control Microsoft DPM 2012

~ Mike Jacquet | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Hello everyone, Mike Jacquet here from the DPM support team at Microsoft. I would like to share some registry settings that you may not be aware of that can alter the behavior of DPM, enable features, eliminate uncommon errors, and help with troubleshooting. Many of these registry… Read more

KB: You can't delete a recovery checkpoint for a virtual machine in Data Protection Manager

After Data Protection Manager (DPM) backup fails, you are unable to delete broken recovery checkpoints for a virtual machine that was created by Hyper-V. When you try to do this, you discover that there's no option listed for a virtual machine in the Hyper-V Manager Console GUI as shown below. For complete details regarding this… Read more