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

Restoring Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases to RDB using System Center Data Protection Manager

Hi everyone, Andy Nadarewistsch here.  While the restore process for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM 2007) and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM 2010) is the same for all versions of Exchange, the procedure on the Exchange side has gone through some changes.  Detailed instructions for dealing with Exchange 2010 recovery databases… Read more

Exchange 2010 can be protected by multiple DPM servers

I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some old ‘die hard’ DPM’ers. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here:… Read more

Exchange 2010 clusters can be protected by multiple DPM servers

I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399324.aspx. You still get… Read more

Protect, Unprotect, Protect, Unprotect – Understanding how DPM 2010 retention works

UPDATE 11/20/2013: The script below has been updated to work with all current versions of DPM 2012. ===== With special thanks to Fahd Kamal for the backgrounder content. Imagine that you are experimenting with DPM 2010.  You protect some data, and then you remove that protection group.  Then, showing DPM to one of your friends,… Read more

Three new DPM 2010 whitepapers and two datasheets are now available

Looks like our very own Jason Buffington has published some cool new System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 whitepapers and datasheets for your downloading pleasure: ===== This week, I am happy to announce three new whitepapers, each around protecting a different workload: Whitepaper : How to protect Exchange with DPM 2010 which goes along with the… Read more