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June, 2008

  • DPM CLI Tips 'n Tricks: Powershell Basics - Part II

    Tab Completion The most fascinating part of DPM Management Shell is Tab Completion of cmdlets. By learning the common verbs in Powershell (like Get, Set, Start etc.), a Windows or an Exchange admin can easily use that knowledge and learn the DPM cmdlets...
  • DPM CLI: Quick reference help

    While using the DPM Management Shell, one would like to have a list of all cmdlets and its short help for quick reference. Also, we heard it would be useful to group the various cmdlets by the function they do – e.g. Library, Disk, Recovery or Protection...
  • Solving common DPM agent installation issues

    This post is a summary of the most common support cases that we have been hearing so far in the area of DPM Protection Agent installation on a target server. We capture the following here in the excel sheet attached - common issues, why they fail, and...
  • CLI Script: Auto re-running consistency checks

    Some customers had non-DPM issues, like network issues because of which consistency check (CC) jobs failed too often. For the benefit of them, we have added a script that would re-try CC until it succeeds. Note: In some cases, CC would impact the protected...
  • Vikash Jain's Bio...

    I am a developer working with DPM Engineering team responsible for the DPM UI and CLI. Currently, I am working on DPM SP1. I would like to thank all customers who believed in DPM2007 and am looking forward to give my best towards support for customers...
  • Coming soon: The all new DPM Management Pack

    As a customer of a product that we love, we always love to see what are the new features that are cooking in the DPM labs. We take this opportunity to take a preview of the cool new features that are coming soon… Feature of the week: The all new...
  • DPM CLI Tips 'n Tricks: Powershell Basics

    The scripts posted in this blog require knowledge of Powershell and DPM cmdlets. So we thought we would present some tips ‘n tricks to become power users! Introduction The first difference between any normal Command Line Interface (CLI) (typically...
  • CLI Script: To recover a DPM replica volume from data stored in tape

    When a disaster occurs, and you lose your replica volume for any datasource, you could re-seed the replica from the backed-up data you have in tape. This little script initializes replica from a tape recovery point. The parameters have to be customized...
  • CLI Script: To remove all datasources in inactive protection state

    This script removes all inactive datasources under a given DPM server. It provides options to remove inactive datasources on disk/tape/both. Save this as a .ps1 file and invoke it from inside the DPM Management Shell. Please contact us if you need any further assistance in running the script or face any issues. ---------------------- Start of Script --------------------------------- param([string] $DPMServerName, [string] $RemoveOption)
  • Madhan's Bio...

    I am a developer working with DPM Engineering team driving UI and core infrastructure pieces. Currently, I am driving SP1 efforts and partner engagements. I would like to thank all customers who believed in DPM2007 and am looking forward to give by best...
  • We need your feedback! Help us improve SQL features by completing this survey...

    The DPM Team would like to understand your Microsoft® SQL Server backups needs so we can serve you better. We need feedback from people who back up SQL Servers regularly - people like you! Please take a moment to complete this survey and help the DPM...
  • New DPM Case Study -- Sporton

    http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002020 “When Sporton discovered how completely Data Protection Manager met their criteria, and that it was significantly more cost efficient than other products they had been evaluating...
  • Why does DPM use the Recovery Storage Group in Exchange?

      One of the more common questions that we hear from DPM customers is around the DPM dependency on the Exchange RSG, while other backup technologies do not require it.   How Microsoft customers were protecting Exchange previously When Microsoft...
  • Protecting and Recovering E-Mail Using DPM 2007 and Exchange 2007

    The following was posted by Harsh Mittal , the Exchange protection feature lead with the DPM product team.  For more information around protecting Microsoft Exchange with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007, please check out: How to protect Exchange...