Am back in Auckland for my third TechEd !  

This promises to be a great week, so here is where you can catch me and hear more about DPM 2010:TechEd 2010 NZ

Monday @ 14:55 – SVR215 – Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Part 1: Technical Introduction

Why is Microsoft in the backup business? This session will answer that, as well as cover installing a new DPM 2010 server, and then provide an overview of the core capabilities and enhanced protection/recovery scenarios. The session is over 50% demonstration.

Tuesday @ 10:40 – OFS204 – How to protect SharePoint and SQL Server with DPM 2010

DPM 2010 was recently released to market, so this session on everything that a systems administrator needs to understand about protecting Microsoft SharePoint with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager. With the new DPM 2010 feature set, SharePoint Administrators gain the ability to protect entire the entire farm, including the auto-protection of new content databases. And with the removal of the Recovery Farm in MOSS 2010, DPM has an even stronger restore story for SharePoint customers. We will talk about how DPM uses the SharePoint VSS writers and components to provide a wholly supported and reliable protection and recovery experience for SharePoint deployments from 2003 to 2010. And for the other SQL Servers, not including the content database servers, learn how DPM 2010 now provides auto-instance protection, enterprise scale backups, and self-service restores for DBA’s. If you manage SharePoint or SQL Server within your environment, consider “How do you plan on backing up your farms and databases?” and then come to this session to learn the answer.

Wednesday @ 13:45 – SVR315 – Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Part 2: Virtualisation & Disaster Recovery

This session will focus on the considerations and best practices for Disaster Recovery and Virtualisation back up. Disaster Recovery without expensive third-party replication products or storage solutions and Virtualization Protection for the modern datacenter. 

 

And thanks to my friends at Wiley Press, I will be giving away a few copies of my new book, Data Protection for Virtual Datacenters.  It is also available from these NZ & AU bookstores, but I think free is better:

Data Protection for Virtual Data CentersAmazon (link) - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470572140?tag=chrgamdad-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=0470572140&adid=0FEA5N6XN21D77YAQ9DY&  (even with US shipping, appears cheaper than AU/NZ store?)

Fishpond.co.nz - http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Books/Computers/Hardware/General/9780470572146/ 

TheNile.com.au - http://www.thenile.com.au/books/Jason-Buffington/Data-Protection-for-Virtual-Data-Centers/9780470572146/

 

Would you like to have coffee?

If you are attending TechEd New Zealand and want to talk about DPM or SC Essentials, please contact me via this blog.

I will also be visiting DPM customers in Sydney on September 2nd and 3rd … so please ping me.

As always, thanks for reading…