Data Protection Manager 2010 Poster for Your Office Wall

Here comes a new DPM 2010 poster for your wall! This poster was put together by some of our System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs – Yegor Startsev (, Sean O’Farrell ( ), and Steve Buchanan ( ). You can find this poster in downloadable .pdf format on the TechNet Gallery:

Microsoft Protects 3.5 Petabytes of Data with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

Microsoft is a Global 100 company with offices and data centers around the world. To better protect its global data assets, reduce backup costs, and accommodate growing data volumes, Microsoft uses its own backup software, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, to back up 3.5 petabytes of data monthly. Microsoft has been able to…

TechEd Dubai– 2011 (8-10March)- Presenting 3 sessions

I just like to inform you that I will present this year following session at TechEd in Dubai I will update this post after Teched and provide the download of the presentations and the provided Powershell scripts   Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: Advanced Virtualization Management Track: Virtualization (VIR301)  Speaker/s: Wilfried Schadenboeck…

New DPM2010 Storage Calculator links (September 2010)

  Links to DPM2010 storage calculators Exchange “” Hyper-V “” SharePoint “”

DPM: More DPM 2010 content released to web

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 DPM 2010 datasheet for Exchange Whitepaper : How to protect SQL Server with DPM 2010 which goes along with the DPM 2010 datasheet for SQL…

Virtualization: HYPER-V & DPM 2010 ITEM LEVEL RECOVERY

  With the release of Data Protection Manager 2010, DPM adds significant scalability, reliability, and manageability enhancements such as: • Up to 100 servers, 1000 laptops, or 2000 databases protected by a single DPM server • Significant auto-protection, auto-healing, and reduced alerting for a more “fire and forget” experience • Enhanced disaster recovery options for…


DPM: Protocols and Ports Used by DPM

  Protocol Port Details DCOM 135/TCP   Dynamic The DPM control protocol uses DCOM. DPM issues commands to the file agent by invoking DCOM calls on the agent. The file agent responds by invoking DCOM calls on the DPM server. TCP port 135 is the DCE endpoint resolution point used by DCOM. By default, DCOM assigns…

DPM: Upgrading to DPM 2010 from DPM 2010 Evaluation

  Upgrading to DPM 2010 from DPM 2010 Eval When Using a Local Instance of SQL Server Upgrading to DPM 2010 from DPM 2010 Eval When Using a Remote Instance of SQL Server

How to remove old retired or orphaned agents from DPM 2010

DId you remove/reinstall a Server which had a DPM Agent installed, without removing it from DPM before? In DPM 2007 you could easily go on uninstall, the uninstall would fail, but it will ask you afterwards if you want to remove the agent from the database.  In DPM 2010 this behavior changed, the uninstall fails, and…


DPM: Guide to use third party software for tape backups

What you do if you want to have the full advantage of DPM short term backup, and the customer has already an Enterprise Tape Backup and Tapelibrary in place? The lonk below shows documentation on how to use third party software to manage the long term backups with DPM