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  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SharePoint recoveries for DPM

    There are some common issues we run into when troubleshooting SharePoint recoveries and the video below covers how to diagnose common SharePoint DPM recoveries using the various logs that are available. The two areas of focus are insufficient space and incorrect templates related issues. The video covers...
  • Blog Post: Optimizations in protecting SQL databases with high churn by DPM

    This blog discusses solutions for the two issues,which might be encountered while protecting high churn databases using DPM. Incremental backup job triggered by DPM transfers transaction logs from SQL Server to the DPM Server. One of the issues with this behaviour is, at times these transaction...
  • Blog Post: Replacing tape drive assignments

    Imagine you got a replacement library for a broken one, or one with larger capacity to partition or share between DPM servers but anyway shows up as another tape drive. For discussion sake we say everything is fine with the new library but you now got all those protection groups on one or more DPM servers...
  • Blog Post: Checking LDM database space usage

    When should I be concerned with this? Usually not at all and the DPM2010 RTM release will check actual LDM consumption providing an early warning. Neither will DPM2010 consume all LDM space allowing space for re-consolidation purposes to reduce extents should that be needed.  However, … …on large...
  • Blog Post: Take caution when reintroducing old storage pool disk space

    Assume we have some sort of scenario where protection is continued on new storage pool and are left with old storage pool that contains data but is no longer relevant. You could develop the idea to re-use old storage pool disk space to enlarge the new storage pool and may even be part of a migration...
  • Blog Post: How much can I shrink recovery point volumes with DPM2010

    The script shown below finds out how much recovery points volumes could be shrunk on DPM2010. One word of caution though: use the shrink feature with common sense and not as a regular remedy! Repeated small shrinks cause free space fragmentation and increases the number of extents. The shrink option...