Announcement: Protect your Server 2016 workloads with Enhanced Security

System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an Enterprise backup solution, providing App Consistent backups to workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange and File Servers, running in Physical or Virtualized Environments. In addition, you can also backup your Hyper-V and VMWare VMs (with SC 2012 R2 DPM UR11). These backups can be stored on disks for… Read more

Announcing SC 2016 DPM Guest Blog Series

System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager was announced with a range of new features, such as Modern Backup Storage and RCT based Hyper-V VM Backups. Modern Backup Storage completely changed the way backups are stored by leveraging the new technologies in Windows Server 2016 as ReFS block cloning, giving you upto 50% storage savings, workload aware storage, and 3x Faster backups…. 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

Support Tip: Establishing SQL Server Instance Auto Protection on a Secondary DPM Server

~ Dwayne Jackson | Senior Support Escalation Engineer Hi Everyone, Dwayne Jackson here again with a quick tip for you in case you ever run into an issue where SQL Server instance auto-protection for Data Protection Manager is not enabled during DPM Secondary Protection. Please ensure your symptoms align with the items noted below.   Scenario… 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