SC 2016 DPM Capacity Planner

SC 2016 DPM announced Modern Backup Storage. This changes the way data is backed up and stored. Modern Backup Storage delivers 50% Storage Savings and 3x faster by leveraging latest Windows Server 2016 technologies as ReFS Block Cloning, VHDX, Allocate on write, etc. Further, DPM 2016 comes with Workload Aware Storage, which enables you to… Read more

Implementing Microsoft DPM host level protection of VMware VMs

Note: This post is also available as a downloadable PDF here. System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) with Update Rollup 11 (UR11) or later adds support for protecting host level backup of virtual machines running on VMware 5.5 and 6.0 servers. This is accomplished by using VMware APIs over the network… Read more

The October 2016 Azure Backup update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent is now available

The October 2016 Azure Backup update for the Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent is now available for download. The new features, improvements, and fixes for Azure Backup that are provided in the October 2016 update for Microsoft Azure Recovery Services (MARS) agent are detailed in the following KB article: 3196148 – Azure Backup Update for… Read more

Introducing DPM 2016 Modern Backup Storage

  With System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager, we announced Modern Backup Storage (MBS), delivering 50% storage savings, 3x faster backups, and efficient backup storage utilization with Workload Aware Storage. 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… Read more

Announcing SC 2016 DPM with Reduced TCO of Backup

System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the Industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V or VMware. SC DPM 2016 brings in features that delivers improvements in multiple key areas of… Read more

SQL Server support for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager

What versions of SQL Server does DPM 2016 support? The Microsoft article Installing DPM 2016 discusses the Microsoft SQL Server version that can be used together with Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM).  Some key points: You cannot install DPM 2016 on SQL 2016 SP1. To use SQL 2016, you must immediately install Update Rollup… Read more

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager is now available

Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2016 UR1) is now available. After you install this update, you can store backups by using Modern DPM Storage technology. Using Resilient File System (ReFS) block-cloning technology to store incremental backups, System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager significantly improves storage usage and performance…. Read more

Microsoft OMS + System Center product (including DPM and Azure Backup) meetup at Ignite 2016

Would you like to participate in a discussion on IT Management?  This is an opportunity for you to meet the Microsoft leadership team and influence the direction of the management products (OMS and System Center) including DPM and Azure Backup at Microsoft. We will have dedicated tables to discuss various topics with members of the… Read more

Announcing VMware Backup using System Center Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the Industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of virtual machines running on VMware platform. This will allow… Read more

Four simple steps to backup VMware VMs using SC DPM

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of VMware virtual machines. This will allow enterprise customers to… Read more