Four simple steps to backup VMware VMs using SC DPM

System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) is well recognized in the industry for protection of Microsoft workloads and environments. It protects key Microsoft workloads such as SQL, SharePoint and Exchange as well as virtual machines running on Hyper-V.  Today, we are announcing support for protection of VMware virtual machines. This will allow enterprise customers to… Read more

Optimizations in protecting SQL databases with high churn by DPM

This article discusses two specific problems that you may encounter while protecting high churn databases using DPM. Both of these concern the amount of disk space used by the DPM log files in certain scenarios and how to you can mitigate the issues that can arise as a result. Issue 1: Incremental backup job triggered… Read more

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 is now available for download

This rollup includes updates for App Controller, Data Protection Manager (DPM), Operations Manager (OpsMgr), Orchestrator, Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Download links, installation instructions and the list of issues fixed for each component are documented in the following KB: KB2706783 – Description of Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 ( J.C…. Read more

DPM 2012 – Centralized Management : Role Based Access Control

Most enterprises have a centralized team which amongst other responsibilities also handles running of the backup service in their organization. It is a considerable challenge to effectively delegate work to the various support teams while retaining control over the DPM environment. With DPM 2012, you can effectively model your existing team structure into one of… Read more

DPM 2012 – Certificate Based Protection

  DPM 2012 provides the capability to protect Workgroup computers and computers in untrusted domains using Certificates for the purpose of authentication. If you are already using DPM 2010, you have the ability to protect machines without trust by using NTLM based authentication and local accounts. While this worked, you gave us feedback that you… Read more

DPM 2012 – Centralized Management : Introducing the Central Console UI

When we started work on Centralized Management, it became very apparent that we need a UI that not only presents a summary of the entire DPM environment, but also Enables customers to work on more important issues first – like working on alerts affecting backups of multiple backup items Enables different teams in a backup… Read more

DPM 2012 – Centralized Management : Value Prop

It’s all about reducing management costs. We not only wanted to provide a Central Console which effectively aggregates status across of your DPM Servers, but can make your every day tasks of managing the backup environment seamless thereby reducing your management costs significantly. This video recording (DPM 2012 – Centralized Management : Value Prop) will… Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta – Now Available!

We are very excited to announce the release of DPM 2012 Beta. Some of the big enhancements include: Centralized Management of DPM Servers (built on top of System Center Operations Manager ) A Central Console from which you can monitor and manage all the backup servers in your datacenter. Need it today for the DPM… Read more