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

System Center Data Protection Manager SharePoint Catalog Task fails with Unknown error (0x8013151a)

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one walks you through fixing a issue where a DPM SharePoint Catalog Task fails with Unknown error (0x8013151a): ===== Symptoms Symptom 1: While attempting to protect a SharePoint 2010 farm with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM) you get the following error: Backup Metadata… 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

Using DPM 2010 to protect SharePoint 2010 on SBS 2011

Hi everyone, Marc Reynolds here, and I wanted to take a minute to discuss a few issues recently where customers were having problems configuring protection of SharePoint 2010 running on their Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 server. When you attempt to create the protection group with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, you may get… Read more

Restoring a SharePoint item with Data Protection Manager 2010 – Lesson learned!

Hi, Chris Butcher here, and it’s been a while but I’m back. Since I installed Data Protection Manager 2010 I don’t seem to be attending to the DPM 2010 server nearly as much so I’m spending a lot of free time working on other projects (like my SharePoint farm). Well, I now know just enough… 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

Three new DPM 2010 whitepapers and two datasheets are now available

Looks like our very own Jason Buffington has published some cool new System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 whitepapers and datasheets for your downloading pleasure: ===== This week, I am happy to announce three new whitepapers, each around protecting a different workload: Whitepaper : How to protect Exchange with DPM 2010 which goes along with the… Read more

How to be sure that your SharePoint farm is fully protected

Certainly, you can use DPM 2010 to protect the content databases within the farm, and there is goodness in DPM 2010 such as auto-protection of new content databases within the farm and the one-click setup for farm content protection. But there are a few other aspects of the SharePoint farm that you need to consider… Read more

DPM 2010: Helping you meet SLAs with less effort

  Better backups with DPM – the story so far… DPM has consistently aimed at making your backups more reliable. The transition from tape to disk as a medium for storing backups provided the first impetus to improved reliability of backups, and was delivered with DPM 2006, our first release. It also brought about novel… Read more