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

New video: TMG Setup for DPM Communication

This video covers troubleshooting DPM communication to and from a TMG server.  In the video we verify that we have connectivity, then we break the communication between the two and walk through the steps needed to be performed on the TMG server in order to allow successful communication once again to the TMG server. We… 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

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

Demo Video: Using DPM to encrypt data to tape using a self signed certificate

We have a new System Center Data Protection Manager video that covers some common errors and misconfigurations involved with trying to encrypt data with certificates to tape by DPM. A brief walkthrough is provided on creating a self-signed certificate and applying it to the DPM server for use in the correct certificate store for our… Read more

How to create and delete recovery points for DPM via PowerShell

Knowing how to manipulate DPM by way of PowerShell can come in handy in many situations. For example, I had a case to where I was troubleshooting the DPM console that was crashing and there was a concern as to whether or not recovery points where being made for specific protection groups. Using the PowerShell… Read more

Troubleshooting SharePoint recoveries for DPM

There are some common issues we run into when troubleshooting SharePoint recoveries and the video below covers how to diagnose common SharePoint DPM recoveries using the various logs that are available. The two areas of focus are insufficient space and incorrect templates related issues. The video covers using the MSDPMcurr.errlog, Traclogs, monitoring logs, and the… Read more

DPM 2010 Release Candidate webcast preview

Hopefully you have been enjoying the DPM 2010 beta since September, but we are almost finished with the Release Candidate and our last milestones towards delivery.  Please join us on January 14 at 9:00 AM Pacific US Time to see what is coming in the Release Candidate  We will demonstrate the pre-RC software that our… Read more

Webcast on Thursday – Cheaper, Better Backups with DPM 2007

On Thursday morning, 8AM Pacific, please join us for a discussion on reducing costs and improving your backup and recoverability with System Center Data Protection Manager.  http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412440 Event Overview In today’s economy, more than ever, IT Pro’s are looking for ways to reduce costs while still improving existing processes or fixing things that aren’t meeting… 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. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412466   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