Cluster support: comparing SP1 and DPM V2

Today I got a lesson on “cluster-aware” and “not cluster-aware”. With my new-found understanding, let’s look at the versions of DPM and how they work with server clusters. DPM 2006 is not cluster-aware and cannot protect a server that is in a server cluster. With Service Pack 1, DPM 2006 is cluster-agnostic, and so it can protect…

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DPM SP1 released – download it now!

The eagerly awaited Service Pack 1 to DPM 2006 is now available for download. Important: if you are running a pre-release version of SP1, you should uninstall the pre-release SP1 before you install this final version. For details on the fixes and improvements packaged in SP1, take a look at What’s New in DPM SP1?.

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Your tech support call could be free

I am embarrassed that I didn’t know this until a recent (and very passionate) internal email discussion on customer support brought it up, but if I didn’t know…maybe you didn’t either? If you installed Windows XP on your computer (it didn’t come with the computer when you purchased it), your first 2 support requests submitted…

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DPM V2: Exchange Cluster Continuous Replication

Did you notice the reference in the DPM V2 Product Information FAQ to support for Continuous Cluster Replication (CCR)? I knew it was an Exchange 2007 feature but not much else, and had to do some poking around. I found a great blog post about CCR back in July and clipped it so I could…

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DPM V2 First Look: a webcast

You are invited to join us for a webcast about the next version of Data Protection Manager (DPM V2, as we fondly call it). This is a great opportunity to hear about V2’s features and improvements, see some cool stuff, and pin down DPM’s technical product manager, Jason, with your sharp questions. The webcast will…

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DPM V2 Beta 1: installation walk-through

Arlindo has posted a great walk-through (with screenshots!) of the Beta 1 installation process. We provide installation instructions in the Deployment Guide that you can download with the Beta 1 product at Microsoft Connect, but if you’re not at the download point yet yourself, this gives you an excellent overview of the procedure!

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DPM V2 Beta 1: join the domain first!

If you try to install DPM V2 Beta 1 on a server that does not belong to a domain, the installation will fail. Join the server to a domain first, then install. (This only applies to the Beta 1 release.)

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