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

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

KB: Unable to protect SQL DB from System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one tells you how to fix and issue were you get error 3055 trying to create a protection group for a SQL database in DPM 2007 or DPM 2010: ===== Symptoms While trying to create a protection group for a SQL database in System Center… 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

New DPM KB article fix: Unable to protect a SharePoint Farm with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Just a quick FYI on a new Data Protection Manager Knowledge Base article we published today: ===== Summary While trying to create a protection group in System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 or System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, you may receive the following error: DPM cannot protect your Windows SharePoint services farm until… 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

DPM 2010 Quick Fix: SQL backups fail with Internal error code: 0x80990D19

Here’s an issue I ran into the other day and since I didn’t see a lot documented about it I thought I’d go ahead and post the fix here. Symptoms Using System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 to backup a SQL database fails with the following error: Execution of SQL command failed for SQL Server… Read more