Exchange 2010 can be protected by multiple DPM servers

I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some old ‘die hard’ DPM’ers. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here:… Read more

Exchange 2010 clusters can be protected by multiple DPM servers

I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399324.aspx. You still get… Read more

Protect, Unprotect, Protect, Unprotect – Understanding how DPM 2010 retention works

UPDATE 11/20/2013: The script below has been updated to work with all current versions of DPM 2012. ===== With special thanks to Fahd Kamal for the backgrounder content. Imagine that you are experimenting with DPM 2010.  You protect some data, and then you remove that protection group.  Then, showing DPM to one of your friends,… Read more

DPM backup of Exchange databases can fail because of Exchange circular logging

Just a quick note on an issue we’ve seen a time or two here in DPM product support.  Backup administrators who have scheduled System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) backups for Microsoft Exchange databases might run into backup failures if circular logging is turned on for those Exchange databases. In such cases, DPM incremental backups… 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

DPM 2010 Protecting Exchange 2010 DAG in a Single Site

Why should you backup an Exchange 2010 DAG implementation with DPM?  What should you be thinking about before you make a final decision? What is the way out of this conundrum?     ….Well, it depends.  Let me walk you through a scenario.  First, let us make a couple of seminal assumptions: · That you will… Read more

DPM 2010 Beta is available now

The Data Protection Manager (DPM) team at Microsoft is happy to announce the arrival of Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta.  I am Anand Kamat, Group Product Manager for the DPM development team, and since shipping DPM 2007 SP1 in Jan 2009, we have been on an amazing journey to get this feature packed release out… Read more