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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: New DPM KB article fix: Unable to protect a SharePoint Farm with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

    Just a quick FYI on a new Data Protection Manager Knowledge Base article we published today: ===== Summary 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...
  • Blog Post: Everything you ever wanted to know about SharePoint and DPM

      Chris Whitehead, who is a Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint in the UK and a fan of DPM, recently posted a series of blogs on SharePoint and DPM. One of the things that we like about Chris is that he has a different point of view.  - We in the DPM team think about “backing stuff up” …...
  • Blog Post: Explaining SharePoint Data Source Enumeration with Data Protection Manager 2010

    Hello, my name is Walt Whitman and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer with Microsoft.  Today we will be discussing how Data Protection Manager 2010 knows about the different data sources that comprise a SharePoint farm. SharePoint farms come in all shapes and sizes.  In most situations...
  • Blog Post: Using DPM 2010 to protect SharePoint 2010 on SBS 2011

    Hi everyone, Marc Reynolds here, and I wanted to take a minute to discuss a few issues recently where customers were having problems configuring protection of SharePoint 2010 running on their Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 server. When you attempt to create the protection group with System Center Data...
  • 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: System Center Data Protection Manager SharePoint Catalog Task fails with Unknown error (0x8013151a)

    Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published today. This one walks you through fixing a issue where a DPM SharePoint Catalog Task fails with Unknown error (0x8013151a): ===== Symptoms Symptom 1: While attempting to protect a SharePoint 2010 farm with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM...
  • 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: DPM 2010: Helping you meet SLAs with less effort

    Better backups with DPM – the story so far… DPM has consistently aimed at making your backups more reliable. The transition from tape to disk as a medium for storing backups provided the first impetus to improved reliability of backups, and was delivered with DPM 2006 , our first release. It also...
  • 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: 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 to be sure that your SharePoint farm is fully protected

    Certainly, you can use DPM 2010 to protect the content databases within the farm, and there is goodness in DPM 2010 such as auto-protection of new content databases within the farm and the one-click setup for farm content protection. But there are a few other aspects of the SharePoint farm that you need...
  • Blog Post: Restoring a SharePoint item with Data Protection Manager 2010 - Lesson learned!

    Hi, Chris Butcher here, and it’s been a while but I'm back. Since I installed Data Protection Manager 2010 I don't seem to be attending to the DPM 2010 server nearly as much so I’m spending a lot of free time working on other projects (like my SharePoint farm). Well, I now know just enough about SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Three new DPM 2010 whitepapers and two datasheets are now available

    Looks like our very own Jason Buffington has published some cool new System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 whitepapers and datasheets for your downloading pleasure: ===== This week, I am happy to announce three new whitepapers, each around protecting a different workload: Whitepaper : How to protect...
  • Blog Post: How to protect SharePoint with DPM 2007 -- streaming video

    Here is a new streaming video (20 minutes) which demonstrates protection and recovery of SharePoint 2007 with DPM 2007. It also talks about the specifics of how DPM protects SharePoint and its distributed architecture. Click here to watch streaming video - How does DPM 2007 protect SharePoint...
  • 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...