Monitoring Large DPM Deployments with SCOM

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. One way to monitor the DPM servers centrally is using SCOM. In this blog, our guest, John Joyner,  talks about leveraging Central Console for multi site backup management. The combination of DPM and SCOM is beneficial to distributed enterprises… Read more

Announcement: Protect your Server 2016 workloads with Enhanced Security

System Center Data Protection Manager (SC DPM) is an Enterprise backup solution, providing App Consistent backups to workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange and File Servers, running in Physical or Virtualized Environments. In addition, you can also backup your Hyper-V and VMWare VMs (with SC 2012 R2 DPM UR11). These backups can be stored on disks for… Read more

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

How to perform a manual initial replica on DPM Modern Backup Storage

DPM can backup a variety of workloads as SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, Hyper-V VMs, File Servers, among others. While doing so, DPM creates an initial replica of the data, and takes the following backups incrementally, optimizing Storage and Network resources. However, at times, due to the large size of the Data-source, the initial replication over the… Read more

Space needed to migrate a disk

The MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM script can have many formats one of which is to migrate a source disk to a target disk or array of disks. How much space do you need to migrate? You need at least as much as the source disk size of course but what if 1 or more volumes span to another… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 with System Center

  Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast on March 3, 2010, we look at how System Center can improve the health and availability of your servers running Exchange with the Exchange… Read more

Customer Blog Post on DPM 2007 SP1 — ICON

Hi, I’m Dan Taylor, a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to IT for ICON. At my previous employer, I implemented a small VMware infrastructure and learned the value of virtualization quickly. When I came to ICON, they had a small VM deployment with Virtual Server 2005 and instead of trying to push VMware on them, I… Read more

New Sales Promotion — get DPM Server licenses when you purchase System Center SMSE’s

For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, we just released a licensing podcast on Edge.Technet.com In that DPM podcast on Edge, after we talk about the DPM licenses themselves, we talk about some cool benefits of acquiring your DPML’s within the SMSE, instead of as ‘standalone’ licenses.  And now, it gets even better… Read more

TechNet Radio — Total Wine success story with System Center

Earlier this week, I sat down with our friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center.    It’s one of the first times that I’ve gotten to talk about technology and ‘wine’ instead of ‘whine” – so check out the TechNet Radio interview where we covered: SC Data Protection Manager –… Read more

DPM 2007 licensing details — a new video

Abridged blog Cross-Post – original at blogs.technet.com/JBUFF   DPM 2007 has a really simple licensing model: DPM Server – for the back-end platform(s) Standard DPML – for file protection Enterprise DPML – for file and application platform There aren’t any Open File managers, library agents, etc. You don’t have to buy # Exchange Agents, #… Read more