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  • Blog Post: New DPM 2010 TechNet Forums

    Last week, the DPM TechNet Forums were reorganized – so that it is easier for you to ask your question to the right group of experts -- and for them to answer you within context: DPM DPM Tape DPM Disaster Recovery DPM File protection DPM Exchange protection DPM SharePoint protection DPM SQL protection...
  • 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: DPM 2012 : Enhancements to Hyper-V Protection

    Data Protection Manager for System Center 2012 provides significant performance improvement for backup and more flexibility in recovery for Hyper-V deployments. Hyper-V Express Full Backup: DPM 2012 has made significant improvement in Stand Alone Hyper-V backup performance by extending the Change Block...
  • Blog Post: New Sales Promotion -- get DPM Server licenses when you purchase System Center SMSE's

    For those that are unfamiliar with DPM 2007 licensing, we just released a licensing podcast on Edge.Technet.com In that DPM podcast on Edge , after we talk about the DPM licenses themselves, we talk about some cool benefits of acquiring your DPML's within the SMSE, instead of as 'standalone' licenses...
  • 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: 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: TechNet Radio -- Total Wine success story with System Center

    Earlier this week, I sat down with our friends at Total Wine to talk about how they are using System Center. It's one of the first times that I've gotten to talk about technology and 'wine' instead of 'whine" - so check out the TechNet Radio interview where we covered: SC Data Protection Manager...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2012 - Centralized Management : Value Prop

    It’s all about reducing management costs. We not only wanted to provide a Central Console which effectively aggregates status across of your DPM Servers, but can make your every day tasks of managing the backup environment seamless thereby reducing your management costs significantly. This video recording...
  • Blog Post: Webcast -- what is coming next for DPM 2007 ?

    Its been about 6 months since DPM 2007 became generally available in the market, so we starting to hear the question " What’s next for Data Protection Manager 2007 ?" Please join us on Wednesday, April 23rd for a TechNet webcast to answer that question, as we talk about new workloads being protected...
  • Blog Post: NEW WEBCAST - Technical Overview of DPM 2007

    Please join us today - Wednesday, December 4th at 9:30AM Pacific - for an updated overview of DPM2007. We'll be going over most of the core features and everything you need to know to get started with your own evaluations of the new Microsoft backup and recovery solution. http://msevents.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: New DPM Case Study -- Sporton

    http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000002020 “When Sporton discovered how completely Data Protection Manager met their criteria, and that it was significantly more cost efficient than other products they had been evaluating, including offerings from CommVault and Symantec...
  • Blog Post: What is new in DPM 2007 Service Pack 1 -- check out this EDGE video

    At IT Forum last week, the general public got a chance to see DPM 2007 Service Pack 1.   It isn't quite released yet, but still tracking really well for December.  So, to give everyone else a taste of what is in SP1 -- check out this video on EDGE.TECHNET.COM.   And look for a weekly...
  • 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: Announcing Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007

    My name is Bala Kasiviswanathan and I’m the Director of Storage Solutions Marketing in Redmond at Microsoft. I am very pleased to deliver the news that we recently made Service Pack 1 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) available for download. This release delivers exciting enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Protection with DPM 2010 Beta - How to automatically protect new Virtual Machines

    We had a great question come into the DPM Newsgroup recently. How do I automatically protect new VMs added to a Hyper-V host using DPM? In any virtualized environment, adding new VMs is a frequent operation. While backup administrators can protect an entire Hyper-V host using the DPM Management Console...
  • 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: System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta - Now Available!

    We are very excited to announce the release of DPM 2012 Beta. Some of the big enhancements include: Centralized Management of DPM Servers (built on top of System Center Operations Manager ) A Central Console from which you can monitor and manage all the backup servers in your datacenter. Need it today...
  • 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 tips for DPM 2007 - on the Windows Server Core blog

    Hi folks, There are some great DPM troubleshooting articles on the Windows Server 2008 core blog ( http://blogs.technet.com/askcore ) - which is maintained by the Microsoft Enterprise Windows Server Core Team. Basic Troubleshooting of DPM 2007 Troubleshooting DPM agent deployments - part 1 Troubleshooting...
  • 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: Service Pack 1 is for you

    I’m Seetharaman (Hari) Harikrishnan, General Manager of engineering for Data Protection Manager, here at Microsoft in Redmond. I’m writing today to announce the exciting news that we’ve recently globally released (RTW’d) System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) Service Pack 1. This is an important...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 licensing details -- a new video

    Abridged blog Cross-Post - original at blogs.technet.com/JBUFF DPM 2007 has a really simple licensing model: DPM Server - for the back-end platform(s) Standard DPML - for file protection Enterprise DPML - for file and application platform There aren't any Open File managers, library...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate – now available

    We could say a lot of fluffy marketing stuff, but the most important thing to say is – COME AND GET IT ! We are very excited to announce that the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 is now available for public download.   Download the Release Candidate for DPM 2010 If you would like to see more...
  • Blog Post: If you are a Microsoft Partner ... you can be a DPM HERO

    If you haven't yet -- check out the new DPMHEROES.com website You can watch an overview of DPM 2007 Download the evaluation software -- and enter to win a chance to win an Xbox360 along with Heroes DVD season 2. And if you are a Microsoft partner, you can become a DPM Hero by learning how to help your...