How to install the DPM agent on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core computer

Hello, Mike Jacquet here, and today I would like to discuss some additional configuration steps that need to be performed on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core servers during installation of the Data Protection Manager (DPM) agent. When pushing the DPM agent from the DPM console to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core server it may… Read more

Data Protection Manager Support for End User Recovery on Mountpoint Shares

Hello, Mike Jacquet here, and today I would like to discuss a fix that has been included in the released version of System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM) that enables End User Recovery (EUR) for file shares on the root of mountpoints to work properly. In previous versions of DPM, if you protected a… Read more

How to use certificates to authenticate computers in workgroups or untrusted domains with Data Protection Manager

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 supports protection of computers in workgroups and untrusted domains using local accounts and NTLM, however in scenarios where an organization does not allow creation of local accounts this solution does not work. System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager (DPM) now allows you to use certificates to authenticate computers in… Read more

Data Protection Manager 2010 and System State Restore

Hello, I’m Shane Brasher. I’d like to discuss the System State Restore Process, basically a walkthrough if you will. First however let’s discuss a high level view of what is done during the backup of a server system state. From a very high level, Data Protection Manger (DPM) contacts the agent on a protected server… Read more

Data Protection Manager 2010 and Bare Metal Restore

Hello, I’m Shane Brasher and I’m part of the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager team. I’d like to discuss the process of performing a successful Bare Metal Restore (BMR) via Data Protection Manager 2010. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =… Read more

How to use SAN Based Recovery in System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

The following article explains the necessary steps to successfully restore large amount of data using SAN Based Recovery in System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. Imagine a scenario in which DPM 2010 needs to restore over 4TB of data on a SQL Database with files spread among many LUNs. Let me give you an idea… Read more

How to Setup Tape Library Sharing and Reports in DPM 2010

The following article explains the necessary steps to successfully share a Physical Tape Library and a Virtual Tape Library on System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM).  It also shows how to manually map library drives to the correct Tape Library and how con configure Reports for a Shared Library Scenario. Imaging a scenario in… Read more

Using DPM 2010 to protect SharePoint 2010 on SBS 2011

Hi everyone, Marc Reynolds here, and I wanted to take a minute to discuss a few issues recently where customers were having problems configuring protection of SharePoint 2010 running on their Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 server. When you attempt to create the protection group with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, you may get… Read more

How to configure the DPM Client to allow non-admin users to perform end-user recovery of DPM protected data

Hi everyone, Marc Reynolds here and I wanted to take a minute and show you how to use a new feature that came with the March DPM hotfix rollup package that allows users that are not local administrators on a protected client to recover their protected data. Prior to this rollup hotfix, only a user… Read more

DPM 2010 Video: How to deploy and configure the Self-Service Recovery Tool

Hi, Shane Brasher here, and I just wanted to let you know about a new video I released. This video covers System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 and how to deploy and configure the Self-Service Recovery Tool (SSRT).  System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 includes the Self-Service Recovery Tool for SQL Server which is… Read more