Azure Recovery Services Vault Management – performing a vault swap

In this blog post I will address some of the questions we’re receiving from customers regarding Azure Backup and Recovery Services vaults. We will focus on one of the most common Azure Backup / Recovery Services Vault management scenarios, which is a ‘vault swap’ for a Data Protection Manager (DPM) server or Azure Backup Server… Read more

Change Block Tracking needs to be reset if another backup product has protected a VMWare VM prior to DPM

In this scenario, the VMWare Host\VCenter server has successfully been connected in DPM. However, Replica creation, Consistency Checks, Recovery points fail with the noted error below (Some other similar errors but with same resolution). DPMUI Error: DPM encounterd error from VMware while trying to get ChangeTracking information. Server – 10.10.10.10 ErrorCode – FileFaultFault (ID 33621… Read more

How to Manually Create a SQL Replica in DPM 2012 R2

There may be circumstances where creating SQL replica automatically over the network may not be possible due to network bandwidth constraint between DPM server and SQL server(situations where DPM and protected server are in different sites). In such situations we can rely on manual replica creation process. This lets us create a replica on the… 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

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

System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 End of Support

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2006 has reached its end of support date. If you are using this version, please upgrade to a newer version before April 12, 2016 to ensure supportability. The following resources are available to help you upgrade: Upgrade to System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Upgrade to System Center 2012… Read more

Support Tip: Consistency Check fails with “DPM encountered a retryable VSS error”

Hi everyone, Dwayne Jackson here with another tip for you in case you ever run into an issue where a consistency check in System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM 2012 or DPM 2012 R2) fails for an Exchange database in a non-clustered configuration with the symptoms below. SYMPTOMS 1. The consistency check job displays… Read more

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager is now available

We are excited to announce the release of Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager.  This is a feature-rich release and an important milestone in our cloud integrated backup vision. In the coming weeks, we will publish detailed blogs and videos of the new features, keep watching this space for more!… 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