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  • Blog Post: Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available

    The DPM team is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007.     What is new in Service Pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/SystemCenter/DataProtectionManager/en/us/WHATs-NEW.aspx                       ...
  • Blog Post: CLI Script: To generate status reports

    The attached script generates a comprehensive report of the status of all backups and the storage utilization for each Exchange Server that is protected by DPM on a per SG basis.
  • Blog Post: CLI Script: DPM status report

    The following script generates a comprehensive report of failures and the storage utilization for each Exchange Server that is protected by DPM on a per SG basis.
  • Blog Post: Customer Blog Post on DPM 2007 SP1 -- Convergent Computing

    With the release of DPM SP1 and having an opportunity to be on the beta of the update, thought I'd share my experiences... For those who have worked with Data Protection Mgr in the past, you probably have already experienced the concept of ongoing incremental digital backups of your servers that DPM...
  • Blog Post: CLI Script: Script to generate DPM configuration report

    The attached script generates a report of the mapping between each Exchange Server, the backup Protection Groups and its associated SGs. Krishna Mangipudi
  • 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: Exchange 2010 can be protected by multiple DPM servers

    I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some old ‘die hard’ DPM’ers. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 clusters can be protected by multiple DPM servers

    I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here: http://technet.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: DPM backup of Exchange databases can fail because of Exchange circular logging

    Just a quick note on an issue we've seen a time or two here in DPM product support.  Backup administrators who have scheduled System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) backups for Microsoft Exchange databases might run into backup failures if circular logging is turned on for those Exchange databases...
  • Blog Post: Protecting Exchange Server with DPM 2007 - new blog post from MS Exchange Team

    The Microsoft Exchange team blog ( msexchangeteam.com ) recently posted an absolutely phenomenal blog post that describes exactly how DPM 2007 protects Exchange Server data. With soem really good explanations and nice graphics -- we might just reprint it as a new technical whitepaper (somewhat kidding...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2007 Storage Calculator

    In order to assist customers in designing their storage layout for Data Protection Manager 2007, we have put together a calculator that focuses on outlining the storage capacity requirements based on a set of input factors. For the first release, the calculator focuses on Exchange 2007 backup scenarios...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 with System Center

      Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast on March 3, 2010 , we look at how System Center can improve the health...
  • Blog Post: 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 Server with DPM 2007 - resources on www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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 looked at how customers were protecting Windows...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Protecting Exchange 2010 DAG in a Single Site

    Why should you backup an Exchange 2010 DAG implementation with DPM?  What should you be thinking about before you make a final decision? What is the way out of this conundrum?     ….Well, it depends.  Let me walk you through a scenario.  First, let us make a couple...
  • Blog Post: Protect, Unprotect, Protect, Unprotect – Understanding how DPM 2010 retention works

    UPDATE 11/20/2013: The script below has been updated to work with all current versions of DPM 2012. ===== With special thanks to Fahd Kamal for the backgrounder content. Imagine that you are experimenting with DPM 2010.  You protect some data, and then you remove that protection group.  Then...
  • Blog Post: How does DPM really protect data?

    This entry probably should have been a cross-posted ... but please check out my individual blog's latest post on how the DPM 2006 and DPM 2007 drivers work. Also included is a 10 minute streaming video on how DPM 2007 uses VSS, as well as the native transaction logs of Exchange Server and SQL Server...
  • 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...