Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager is released

Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager is now available. See the article Update Rollup 5 for System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager for a description of issues that are fixed and the improvements that are included. This article also contains the installation instructions for this update…. Read more

In case you missed it! The latest System Center release, version 1801, is here

In February we announced that System Center, version 1801 was now available.  It’s the first release in our new Semi-Annual Channel and delivers new features and enhancements based on customer feedback. It builds on the capabilities of System Center 2016 and has support for the latest version of Windows Server, version 1709 as well as… Read more

Faster VMware Backups with SC 1801 DPM

Given the diversity of your workloads running in on-prem data centres and in the Azure public cloud, Azure Backup gives you an array of options to meet your data protection needs. With DPM and Azure Backup, you can backup your VMs running in Azure on-premise System State and Files and folders directly to cloud, and… Read more

New Storage Management, Optimization, and Security Features in DPM 2016 UR4

System Center 2016 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 Storage and RCT based Hyper-V VM backups, DPM 2016 goes a step further in enhancing Enterprise backups by completely restructuring the way data is backed up and… Read more

SC 2016 DPM UR4: Migrate Backup Storage in 3 simple steps

SC 2016 Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an enterprise backup solution, which gives you the ability to backup workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, System State, Files and Folders, Hyper-V & VMWare VMs, and Clients. These backups can be stored on disks for short term, and sent to Azure for your Long Term Retention and… Read more

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