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

How to perform a manual initial replica on DPM Modern Backup Storage

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. While doing so, DPM creates an initial replica of the data, and takes the following backups incrementally, optimizing Storage and Network resources. However, at times, due to the large size of the Data-source, the initial replication over the… Read more

SC 2016 DPM Capacity Planner

SC 2016 DPM announced Modern Backup Storage. This changes the way data is backed up and stored. Modern Backup Storage delivers 50% Storage Savings and 3x faster by leveraging latest Windows Server 2016 technologies as ReFS Block Cloning, VHDX, Allocate on write, etc. Further, DPM 2016 comes with Workload Aware Storage, which enables you to… Read more

Four simple steps to backup VMware VMs using SC DPM

System Center 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.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of VMware virtual machines. This will allow enterprise customers to… 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

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

DPM tape jobs take longer than expected or fail with ID 24052

Hi everyone, Mike Jacquet here, and I want to take a minute to talk about an issue we’ve seen a couple times here in product support where DPM tape jobs may take longer than expected or they fail outright with ID 24052.  There are two possible symptoms for this issue depending on whether you have… Read more

Using System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 to perform a host level backup fails with error 0x8007173D

Here’s a new DPM 2010 KB article we published this morning.  If you see an issue where some recovery point jobs fail intermittently when performing a host level backup of guests located on a CSV in Windows 2008 Hyper-V Cluster then this one’s for you: ===== Symptoms When using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)… Read more

Explaining SharePoint Data Source Enumeration with Data Protection Manager 2010

Hello, my name is Walt Whitman and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer with Microsoft.  Today we will be discussing how Data Protection Manager 2010 knows about the different data sources that comprise a SharePoint farm. SharePoint farms come in all shapes and sizes.  In most situations though you will find that a SharePoint… Read more