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  • Blog Post: Demo Video: Using DPM to encrypt data to tape using a self signed certificate

    We have a new System Center Data Protection Manager video that covers some common errors and misconfigurations involved with trying to encrypt data with certificates to tape by DPM. A brief walkthrough is provided on creating a self-signed certificate and applying it to the DPM server for use in the...
  • Blog Post: New Video: A step by step demo of doing a Bare Metal Restore (BMR) using Data Protection Manager 2010

    Our very own Shane Brasher just released a new video, this one covering the steps to perform a BMR (bare metal restore) by way of DPM 2010 should you experience a catastrophic failure of a Windows Server 2008 computer.  You can view it here below or at the link here . J.C. Hornbeck | System Center...
  • 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: 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: 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: A first look at DPM v2

    On Friday, October 27, 2006, we will be having our First Look at System Center Data Protection Manager v2. Join this webcast to learn how DPM v2 combines the concepts of continuous data protection and traditional tape backup, online and offline, into a single product, enabling a zero-data-loss...
  • 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: How to create and delete recovery points for DPM via PowerShell

    Knowing how to manipulate DPM by way of PowerShell can come in handy in many situations. For example, I had a case to where I was troubleshooting the DPM console that was crashing and there was a concern as to whether or not recovery points where being made for specific protection groups. Using the PowerShell...
  • 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: New video: TMG Setup for DPM Communication

    This video covers troubleshooting DPM communication to and from a TMG server.  In the video we verify that we have connectivity, then we break the communication between the two and walk through the steps needed to be performed on the TMG server in order to allow successful communication once again...
  • Blog Post: New Video: A step by step on how to perform a System State restore using Data Protection Manager 2010

    Our very own Shane Brasher just released another new video, this one covering the steps to perform a System State restore using DPM 2010 to a target server should it need a system state repair. You can view it here below or at the link here .     J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer...
  • Blog Post: Webcast on Thursday – Cheaper, Better Backups with DPM 2007

    On Thursday morning, 8AM Pacific, please join us for a discussion on reducing costs and improving your backup and recoverability with System Center Data Protection Manager.  http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412440 Event Overview In today’s economy, more than...
  • Blog Post: Streaming Video -- How to deliver Disaster Recovery with DPM 2007

    For many environments, simply providing reliable backup and recovery of key workloads like SQL Server and Exchange is enough. For larger enterprises, distributed branch-office environments, and those with mandates for off-site protection -- DPM 2007 can also be used for multi-tiered data protection...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Release Candidate webcast preview

    Hopefully you have been enjoying the DPM 2010 beta since September, but we are almost finished with the Release Candidate and our last milestones towards delivery. Please join us on January 14 at 9:00 AM Pacific US Time to see what is coming in the Release Candidate We will demonstrate the pre-RC...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Video: How to deploy and configure the Self-Service Recovery Tool

    Hi, Shane Brasher here, and I just wanted to let you know about a new video I released. This video covers System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 and how to deploy and configure the Self-Service Recovery Tool (SSRT).  System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 includes the Self-Service...
  • Blog Post: DPM v3 “First Look” – TechNet Webcast on May 5

    On Tuesday, May 5th at 11 AM Pacific – we will be giving folks your “First Look” at DPM v3. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412466   This webcast will cover the big features and directions for the next generation of DPM, so you won’t want to miss it.
  • 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: 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...