The Official System Center Data Protection Manager Team Blog

Your official source for all the latest news and tech tips for System Center Data Protection Manager.

DPM 2007 Management Packs: Available for Download

The Management Packs for DPM 2007 are now available for download.   1. System Center Operations Manager 2007 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe7b09bd-cef0-4b96-9ffd-910e6be7fcea&DisplayLang=en   2. Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b55e4072-01c4-42d9-8cf6-050b631f6d50&DisplayLang=en – Balaji Hariharan… Read more

NEW WEBCAST – Technical Overview of DPM 2007

Please join us today – Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30AM Pacific – for an updated overview of DPM2007. We’ll be going over most of the core features and everything you need to know to get started with your own evaluations of the new Microsoft backup and recovery solution. http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032355427&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US – jason… Read more

Script: Auto-add new SQL DBs for protection

This is a sample script that will automatically add all the newly available SQL DBs in all instances for protection. You can customize this easily to change the protection policy. Save the attached file as a .ps1 file and invoke through the DPM Management Shell. The script can also be added to the Windows scheduler and… Read more

DPM 2007 Launch Week – get the daily details

Hey DPM community… If you want to get all of the exciting details on our launch event at Microsoft Tech-Ed IT Forum in Barcelona – check out my blog with daily updates DPM is here, it’s here, it’s finally here … to find out how its debut is coming, go to http://blogs.technet.com/jbuff… Read more

Data Protection Manager 2007 Storage Calculator

In order to assist customers in designing their storage layout for Data Protection Manager 2007, we have put together a calculator that focuses on outlining the storage capacity requirements based on a set of input factors. For the first release, the calculator focuses on Exchange 2007 backup scenarios only.  Future releases may include other technologies…. Read more

DPM 2007 has been released to manufacturing !

On October 17th at Storage Networking World, Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate VP for Data and Storage Platforms announced the release to manufacturing of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. With the RTM, we are now counting down the days until General Availability (GA) in November, where the product will be available through all of the… Read more

Start your Evaluations !!

The DPM website has been updated (www.microsoft.com/DPM) – with new information on the upcoming release of DPM 2007, pricing/licensing details, and best of all – new downloads. As some of you may have heard from our recent demonstration at SQL PASS or from the DPM newsgroups, we have a release candidate for DPM 2007 –… Read more

CLI Script: Job object fundamentals

In DPM, Jobs are objects that encapsulate the notion of a (typically) long running operation. Unfortunately though DPM v2 does not have cmdlets to directly monitor jobs, still a large number of cmdlets output jobs and it is useful to be able to interact with them.   The most commonly desired interaction is to be… Read more

CLI Script: Copy latest point in time of SQL DB to a folder

This script copies the latest recovery point of the specified SQL databases to the destination folder on a production server. Save this script as a .ps1 file and run it. Usage and examples of scripts can be found by calling them with ‘-?’ or ‘-help’ from inside DPM Management Shell. ——————————— Start of Script ————————————-… Read more

CLI Script: Recover to latest point in time for a SQL DB

This script restores the latest recovery point of the specified SQL databases. Save this script as a .ps1 file and run it. Usage and examples of scripts can be found by calling them with ‘-?’ or ‘-help’ from inside DPM Management Shell. ————————————-  Start of Script ——————————— param ([string] $DPMServerName, [string[]] $DatabaseList, [Switch] $RollForwardRecovery) if((“-?”,”-help”)… Read more