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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: 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: Series on Protecting Hyper-v with DPM

    Hello all! The DPM product team is about to embark on a series of blogs specifically dedicated to protecting your Hyper-V environment. We will be covering a gamut of topics ranging from various protection scenarios, recovery scenarios, tips 'n tricks, under-the-hood glimpse into how DPM works with...
  • 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: 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: Potential VM protection name confusion

    Lets say you create virtual machine protection and current conditions allow “ Backup Using Child Partition Snapshot\< VM>” or in short; ‘ online’ protection. Then you change the VM configuration and introduce one of the conditions that prohibit online protection (see below and  http://technet...
  • Blog Post: Tested hardware VSS provider table

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 tested hardware VSS provider for backup of Virtual machines deployed on Clustered Shared Volumes The table below contains the list of VSS hardware provider tested to be compatible with DPM for protecting virtual machines deployed on clustered shared volumes...
  • 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: DPM 2007 awarded "Product of the Year" for protecting virtualized environments

    For folks that have heard about DPM's protection capabilities around virtual servers, this will not come as a surprise -- but today, DPM 2007 was awarded the Gold as a "Product of the Year" from SearchServerVirtualization.com . SearchServerVirtualization.com announced the winners of its first annual...
  • Blog Post: New Whitepaper – How to protect Hyper-V with DPM 2010

    Over the next several weeks, we are pre-releasing several whitepapers around DPM 2010’s Release Candidate. The first WP to be released is about how to protect Microsoft Virtualization environments – including Hyper-V R2, Hyper-V and Virtual Server 2005 R2 sp1. DPM 2010 is a key part of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Customer Blog Post on DPM 2007 SP1 -- ICON

    Hi, I’m Dan Taylor, a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to IT for ICON. At my previous employer, I implemented a small VMware infrastructure and learned the value of virtualization quickly. When I came to ICON, they had a small VM deployment with Virtual Server 2005 and instead of trying to push VMware...
  • 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...