Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. One way to monitor the DPM servers centrally is using SCOM. In this blog, our guest, John Joyner,  talks about leveraging Central Console for multi site backup management. The combination of DPM and SCOM is beneficial to distributed enterprises… 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

DPMDB Maintenance Part 3: Dealing with a large DPMDB

~ Chris Butcher | Senior Support Escalation Engineer  Hi everyone, Chris Butcher here again with part 3 in my series of posts on DPMDB maintenance. This article addresses DPMDB size and the possibility to shrink. I heavily leveraged some information already put together by one of my colleagues in the UK, Emily McLaren, so she… Read more

DPMDB Maintenance Part 2: Identifying and dealing with fragmentation in your DPMDB

~ Chris Butcher | Senior Support Escalation Engineer  Hi folks, it’s Chris Butcher again with part 2 in my series of posts on DPMDB maintenance. This installment covers identifying and dealing with fragmentation in your DPMDB, and if you happened to miss Part 1 you can find it here: DPMDB Maintenance: Database consistency check and… Read more

DPMDB Maintenance Part 1: Database consistency check and your DPMDB

~ Chris Butcher | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Hi folks, Chris Butcher here again with another DPM blog entry for you. I’ve had a few questions recently about upkeep on the DPM database, and while most of the time questions start about maintaining the size, once the conversation gets going it expands well beyond that…. Read more

Optimizations in protecting SQL databases with high churn by DPM

This article discusses two specific problems that you may encounter while protecting high churn databases using DPM. Both of these concern the amount of disk space used by the DPM log files in certain scenarios and how to you can mitigate the issues that can arise as a result. Issue 1: Incremental backup job triggered… Read more