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  • Blog Post: CLI Script: Copy latest point in time of SQL DB to a folder

    This script copies the latest recovery point of the specified SQL databases to the destination folder on a production server. Save this script as a .ps1 file and run it. Usage and examples of scripts can be found by calling them with ‘-?’ or ‘-help’ from inside DPM Management Shell. -------------...
  • 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 SQL Server protection information for DPM 2007 SP1

    Two new pieces of information to keep you informed on what is going on with SQL Server database protection and System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1.   As part of Service Pack 1 for DPM, we now have official support for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.  This goes both for protected...
  • Blog Post: Script: Auto-add new SQL DBs for protection

    This is a sample script that will automatically add all the newly available SQL DBs in all instances for protection. You can customize this easily to change the protection policy. Save the attached file as a .ps1 file and invoke through the DPM Management Shell. The script can also be added to the Windows...
  • 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: 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: Webcast: SQL Protection using DPMv2

    Join us for this webcast on SQL Protection and Recovery. In this webcast, we will focus on how DPM 2006 and DPM v2 can provide continuous data protection for Microsoft SQL Server. Currently, DPM 2006 protects Microsoft SQL Server logs for reliable backup; DPM v2 Beta 1 introduces a whole new level of...
  • 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: 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: Are you a Data Protection Hero ?

    Have you saved someone else's data ? Have you saved your company money or time with DPM? If so, Microsoft wants to hear your story. As part of the upcoming launch event for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 - Microsoft launched a new website - Heroes Happen Here.com At the HeroesHappenHere...
  • Blog Post: CLI Script: Recover to latest point in time for a SQL DB

    This script restores the latest recovery point of the specified SQL databases. Save this script as a .ps1 file and run it. Usage and examples of scripts can be found by calling them with ‘-?’ or ‘-help’ from inside DPM Management Shell. ------------------------------------- Start of Script ------...
  • Blog Post: We need your feedback! Help us improve SQL features by completing this survey...

    The DPM Team would like to understand your Microsoft® SQL Server backups needs so we can serve you better. We need feedback from people who back up SQL Servers regularly - people like you! Please take a moment to complete this survey and help the DPM Team for Ultimate SQL Backup Improvements! Click here...
  • 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: How to protect SQL SERVER with DPM 2007 -- new Technet Webcast starting soon

            We're starting in about an hour -- 9:30 AM Pacific Time on Friday, September 26th What better way to start the weekend than being sure that your data protection solution ' has got your back ' (pun intended) for your database server farm?   So, grab some coffee, find a...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 Rollup Update -- NOW AVAILABLE

    We are very excited to announce that the ‘Rollup Update’ for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 is now available. There are new workloads to be protected, as well as new features in this update, including: Windows Server 2008 support Run DPM2007 Server on a Windows Server 2008 platform...