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  • Blog Post: Series on Protecting Hyper-v with DPM

    Hello all! The DPM product team is about to embark on a series of blogs specifically dedicated to protecting your Hyper-V environment. We will be covering a gamut of topics ranging from various protection scenarios, recovery scenarios, tips 'n tricks, under-the-hood glimpse into how DPM works with...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Beta is available now

    The Data Protection Manager (DPM) team at Microsoft is happy to announce the arrival of Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta.  I am Anand Kamat, Group Product Manager for the DPM development team, and since shipping DPM 2007 SP1 in Jan 2009, we have been on an amazing journey to get this feature packed...
  • Blog Post: How to use SAN recovery option and mapping data source volumes to Windows disks

    Say you want to use the DPM “SAN recovery” option. This requires storage management steps for which it is useful to know which Windows disks (LUN’s) hold the associated DPM volumes for a given data source. First a generic recap of the potential ‘DPM SAN recovery’ advantages and steps; ‘SAN recovery’...
  • Blog Post: Known Issues and recommended solutions on Secondary Protection (Disaster Recovery)

    1. We have seen issues under Secondary DPM server when production server node is expanded in DPM UI, you do not see any datasources enumerated. As a result of this, you cannot add secondary protection for any of the datasources of that production server. This could happen due to one of the following...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Release Candidate webcast preview

    Hopefully you have been enjoying the DPM 2010 beta since September, but we are almost finished with the Release Candidate and our last milestones towards delivery. Please join us on January 14 at 9:00 AM Pacific US Time to see what is coming in the Release Candidate We will demonstrate the pre-RC...
  • Blog Post: Setting up a simple D-D-T backup of a stand-alone Hyper-V server with DPM 2007 SP1

    Setting up protection in DPM 2007 as always is simple, no matter what the data source to be protected. Ensure that the pre-requisites are present; install your agent, set up any tape libraries if you may have, add disks in the storage pool, go through the Data Protection Wizard and you are done! So...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Disk Hotfix

    A potential problem with Volume Manager on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista systems may lead to data loss. This hot fix does not apply to Windows Server 2008 R2 . Microsoft recommends that you apply this hotfix on any Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista platforms that are currently in use or...
  • Blog Post: 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 for your environment first as given below. Save...
  • Blog Post: New DPM case study -- AutoNation

      A new DPM 2007 case study recently published on a great success story from AutoNation . With 25,000 employees and $19 Billion US in revenue, AutoNation had a lot of data.  One quote from Ed Olson, Lead Windows Infrastructure Engineer, AutoNation: " We were trying to shoehorn 12 to 15...