Simplified workflow to configure backup to Azure from DPM

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) offers backup to Azure for long term protection by leveraging Azure Backup. The first step in configuring DPM-A (DPM backup to Azure) is to register the DPM server to the Azure Backup vault. This article explains how the registration process is greatly simplified and enhanced with Update rollup UR4… Read more

Have some ideas on how we can improve Cloud Integrated Backup (Azure and DPM)? We’re listening.

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know about our new Cloud Integrated Backup (System Center Data Protection Manager & Azure Backup) feedback forum. This is where we would like to hear your feedback and ideas on how we can improve these products. If you have some ideas for how we can improve… Read more

How to achieve success with enterprise-grade mobility

Back in the spring of this year, Brad Anderson (VP Enterprise Mobility) and Mark Russinovich (CTO Azure) did a Hybrid Cloud webcast series that got a lot of attention (if you missed it, you can check out all three episodes here).  Both guys presented a lot of expert-level info in a pretty short amount of… Read more

How to troubleshoot End User Recovery problems in System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

A Guided Walkthrough is now available that helps identify and troubleshoot issues relating to End User Recovery (EUR) in System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 or DPM 2012 R2). If you are experiencing issues related to End User Recovery then the troubleshooter below is a good place to start. KB3017550 – Troubleshooting End… Read more

TechEd Europe 2014: Cloud integrated data protection session video

This year at TechEd Europe, Shreesh Dubey (GPM, Backup and Archival products) and Islaam Gomaa (MVP) delivered a talk on Cloud integrated data protection using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Microsoft Azure Backup. Here is a quick recap of the topics covered for those who missed it: Reliable protection of large scale private… Read more

Protect SQL Server 2014 using DPM 2012 R2

We are pleased to announce support for SQL Server 2014 as a workload in DPM 2012 R2 Update Rollup 4(UR4). Existing users of DPM will be delighted to know that there is no change in the user experience or SQL Server protection and recovery scenarios supported. Thus users can continue to backup SQL Server 2014… Read more

Now available: Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1

The article below describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1 (DPM 2012 SP1). Additionally, this article contains the installation instructions for Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1. For all the latest details please see the following:… Read more

Feature updates for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager Update Rollup 4

In an effort to expedite bringing updates to our customers, our update rollups follow quarterly release cycles. This helps us deliver the required features at a faster pace and also allows us to hear regular feedback from customers. Update Rollup 4 (UR4) for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 R2) was recently… Read more

Guided Walkthrough for Troubleshooting Data Protection Manager console issues

A Guided Walkthrough (troubleshooter) is available in the article listed below that helps identify and resolve performance and crash related issues with the System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager admin console (DPM 2012 or DPM 2012 R2). For all the details please see the following: KB3008149 – Guided Walkthrough for Troubleshooting Data Protection Manager console… Read more

How to troubleshoot scheduled backup job failures in DPM 2012

~ Sekar Raju Hi everyone, Sekar Raju here from DPM support team with few tips on troubleshooting scheduled backup job failures in System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 or DPM 2012 R2). We have seen cases where recovery point jobs were not getting executed as scheduled but the protection status of respective data… Read more