New DPM 2010 TechNet Forums

Last week, the DPM TechNet Forums were reorganized – so that it is easier for you to ask your question to the right group of experts — and for them to answer you within context: DPM DPM Tape DPM Disaster Recovery DPM File protection DPM Exchange protection DPM SharePoint protection DPM SQL protection DPM Hyper-V… Read more

Tested hardware VSS provider table

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 tested hardware VSS provider for backup of Virtual machines deployed on Clustered Shared Volumes The table below contains the list of VSS hardware provider tested to be compatible with DPM for protecting virtual machines deployed on clustered shared volumes (CSV). The fact that a VSS hardware provider for a… Read more

SC Data Protection Manager 2010 is Released to Manufacturing

YES! It is finally here! We are very excited to announce the RTM of DPM 2010. You can read the official announcement at System Center Nexus, as well as the commentary from my blog. DPM 2006 started our journey as ‘centralized backup of branch office files’ to disk. The most important goal was just getting… Read more

Dynamic Disk Hotfix

A potential problem with Volume Manager on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista systems may lead to data loss.  This hot fix does not apply to Windows Server 2008 R2. Microsoft recommends that you apply this hotfix on any Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista platforms that are currently in use or are using dynamic disks.  This hot fix is… Read more

New DPM 2010 Training for Microsoft Partners

As we move from the Release Candidate to the final DPM product, we want to make sure that Microsoft Partners are ready to help our customers with the latest in data protection from Microsoft.  DPM 2010 is one of two System Center products that will be released next quarter, so we are running a “Partner… Read more

Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate – now available

We could say a lot of fluffy marketing stuff, but the most important thing to say is – COME AND GET IT ! We are very excited to announce that the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 is now available for public download.   Download the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 If you would like to see… Read more

DPM 2010 Beta is available now

The Data Protection Manager (DPM) team at Microsoft is happy to announce the arrival of Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta.  I am Anand Kamat, Group Product Manager for the DPM development team, and since shipping DPM 2007 SP1 in Jan 2009, we have been on an amazing journey to get this feature packed release out… Read more

DPM v3 “First Look” – TechNet Webcast on May 5

On Tuesday, May 5th at 11 AM Pacific – we will be giving folks your “First Look” at DPM v3.   This webcast will cover the big features and directions for the next generation of DPM, so you won’t want to miss it…. Read more

Announcing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007

My name is Bala Kasiviswanathan and I’m the Director of Storage Solutions Marketing in Redmond at Microsoft. I am very pleased to deliver the news that we recently made Service Pack 1 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) available for download. This release delivers exciting enhancements to the Microsoft System Center portfolio of… Read more

Service Pack 1 is for you

I’m Seetharaman (Hari) Harikrishnan, General Manager of engineering for Data Protection Manager, here at Microsoft in Redmond. I’m writing today to announce the exciting news that we’ve recently globally released (RTW’d) System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) Service Pack 1. This is an important update to Microsoft’s System Center portfolio of offerings and an… Read more