DPM Support - From the Frontlines Straight to You

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DPM Support - From the Frontlines Straight to You

  • Troubleshooting Agent Deployment in Data Protection Manager 2007 - DCOM

    The DPM agent is a DCOM application - it cannot function correctly without proper DCOM configuration. This section covers the necessary configuration checks to make sure that DCOM is configured correctly. Non-Clustered Member Servers: As a rule, DCOM...
  • Introduction to SharePoint Search Indexes for DPM Administrators

    This blog introduces the basics of SharePoint Search capabilities to DPM Administrators. Initially, it may be a bit confusing as to why a DPM blog would contain information about how to setup and configure another technology’s software. In protecting...
  • Troubleshooting Agent Deployment in Data Protection Manager 2007

      Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager (DPM) version 2007 must have an agent installed on any server or workstation that it is going to protect.   The installation of the DPM agent requires contact with many different components both locally...
  • Troubleshooting Agent Deployment in Data Protection Manager 2007 - Networking

    Note:  This is the second of a three part series for troubleshooting the DPM RA (Data Protection Manager Remote Agent).  Please check out the earlier blog, and the next (all start with the same title). Network security protocols between the...
  • Connect-DPMServer.ps1 will not connect

    Interesting case that I just resolved. Customer is using a third party software to perform SharePoint restores.  While trying to connect back to the DPM server from the other SharePoint application restoration server he was getting the following...
  • Recovery of a Mirrored SQL Database

    Recovering a mirrored database, whether it is to a SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 installation, requires that the existing mirror be broken. For simplicity, you may want to consider deleting both the Principal and Mirror databases and using the latest...
  • Installation and Rollback of DPM SP1

    Well, the day has come and you are thinking about installing SP1 for DPM 2007 to your DPM environment. There are a few things you that you need to be aware of before you install this Service Pack to any DPM servers. Let’s take a moment to discuss these...
  • Protecting Mirrored Databases with DPM 2007 SP1

    Considering the vast amount of mission critical data stored on SQL servers globally, the high availability of database mirroring with the frequent snapshots of DPM make protection and recovery scenarios much less fearful for administrators entrusted with...
  • SQL Database Mirroring for DPM Administrators

    This blog focuses on providing a very light-weight overview of how to implement SQL database mirroring and it is not intended to be a complete how-to reference. DPM administrators benefit by understanding, even at a basic level, how to install and configure...
  • Intro to DPM 2007-SP1

    In the coming weeks, we will be discussing the new features of DPM 2007 SP1 to enough depth that you can implement them into a new or existing environment. We will also be covering some of the basics on how to install and configure, at a very basic level...