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

Data Protection Manager Agent Network Troubleshooting

Hi everyone, Shane Brasher here with some tips on how to troubleshoot networking issues related to the DPM Agent.  The goal of this article is not to make you a networking expert or to provide in-depth networking training, but rather provide you with basic skills and knowledge of specific tools used to assess communication problems… Read more

Resolving slow performance issues after installation of the DPM client

Hi Marc Reynolds here.  I have seen some issues lately where users of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) protected clients have experienced slow performance on their clients after installing the DPM client. There have been two scenarios reported: 1. When booting up a DPM protected client the system is unresponsive for several minutes. 2…. Read more

How to limit dynamic RPC ports used by DPM and protected servers

The large range of ports used by dynamic RPC can pose a problem when attempting to allow communication through a firewall. In most cases, opening up 16,000 ports in the firewall to allow some application traffic is not feasible.  So if IPSec is not a possible solution, then the port range may be limited to… 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

Easy DPM 2010 Fix: Disk based recovery points are not deleted as per retention goals

When using System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 or 2010 (DPM) to backup your production servers, you might encounter a situation where the recovery point volumes for your protected data source keep running out of space and the number of days that DPM has recovery points for exceeds the desired retention range.  If you run… Read more

A script to set or remove disk quotas for protected client computers in System Center Data Protection Manager

The Set-Quota PowerShell script (attached below) applies or removes disk quotas for protected client computers. It uses the expected data size per client value of the protection group to set the required disk quota for the client computers protected under that protection group. The script leverages windows FSRM (File Server Resource Manager) which should be… Read more

How System Center Data Protection Manager works with EFS encrypted files

Just a heads up on a new DPM 2010 Knowledge Base article we published this morning.  If you’re protecting encrypted files using System Center Data Protection Manager  then you’ll want to check this one out: ===== Summary This document aims to clarify how System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) handles encrypted and unencrypted files during… Read more

About defining DPM protection from CLI

Those with interest in modifying and creating DPM protection from CLI probably appreciate this otherwise there is little sense in reading further I guess. Those that seek to save and recreate protection configurations are up for a task that proved to be a daunting one, you may want to look into a twin script called… Read more

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