Just a quick FYI on a new Data Protection Manager Knowledge Base article we published today:
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 you install agents on the following server ServerHostName.FQDN.COM ID 956
This error message can be caused by an improperly configured SQL alias.
32-bit SQL alias configuration
SQL Aliasing allows SharePoint administrators to move SharePoint Databases between SQL servers if the need arises. The Administrator can do this by creating a new SQL alias on all servers in the farm using cliconfg.exe or SQL Server Configuration Manager.
For all the details as well as a download link please see the the following Knowledge Base article:
KB2543859 - Unable to protect a SharePoint Farm with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer
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What about SP farms using DNS aliasing? I know this didn't work in previous versions. Does DPM 2012 support DNS aliasing for SP databases or still only SQL aliasing?