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

New KB fix: Databases with multiple backslash characters can be protected but fail during restore with DPM 2010

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we just published this morning about an issue you’ll see if you protect a database with two backslashes in the path: ===== Symptoms When you create a new SQL database (or it is created automatically by an application), and there are multiple backslash (\) characters defined in the database… Read more

Restoring a SharePoint item with Data Protection Manager 2010 – Lesson learned!

Hi, Chris Butcher here, and it’s been a while but I’m back. Since I installed Data Protection Manager 2010 I don’t seem to be attending to the DPM 2010 server nearly as much so I’m spending a lot of free time working on other projects (like my SharePoint farm). Well, I now know just enough… Read more

How to use SAN recovery option and mapping data source volumes to Windows disks

Say you want to use the DPM “SAN recovery” option. This requires storage management steps for which it is useful to know which Windows disks (LUN’s) hold the associated DPM volumes for a given data source. First a generic recap of the potential ‘DPM SAN recovery’ advantages and steps; ‘SAN recovery’ is only beneficial when… Read more

New Video: A step by step on how to perform a System State restore using Data Protection Manager 2010

Our very own Shane Brasher just released another new video, this one covering the steps to perform a System State restore using DPM 2010 to a target server should it need a system state repair. You can view it here below or at the link here.     J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer… Read more

Troubleshooting system state backup of a protected server in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

Just an FYI on a new Knowledge Base article we published today that goes over some of the top issues and solutions you may run into with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.  I included the article below but you can find the latest revision as KB2428303 – Troubleshooting system state backup of a protected… Read more

New Video: A step by step demo of doing a Bare Metal Restore (BMR) using Data Protection Manager 2010

Our very own Shane Brasher just released a new video, this one covering the steps to perform a BMR (bare metal restore) by way of DPM 2010 should you experience a catastrophic failure of a Windows Server 2008 computer.  You can view it here below or at the link here. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center… Read more

Performing a Bare Metal Restore with DPM 2010

So, you’ve protected your server with BMR using DPM and now you need to restore. What’s next? Well, I’ve been playing with the new BMR functionality on DPM 2010 for a while now and while it is very slick in how it operates, it seems like there might be some confusion on exactly how to… Read more