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  • Blog Post: DPM 2012 Agent Deployment Error (319)

    Howdy Protectors, You may say, here it comes another agent deployment troubleshooting idea, and you’d be absolutely right! In this case is specifically developed for the error 319: Install protection agent on name.domain.com failed: Error 319: The agent operation failed because of a communication error...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2012 dpmsync –restoreDB error 470

    Howdy Protectors, For those of you with DPM 2012 who have attempted to restore the DPMDB, the restore operation may fails with the following error message: Error ID: 470 DPM database is not present in the instance of SQL Server. Check that the DPM database is present in the given instance of SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Update Rollups 4 DPM

    Howdy Protectors, It seems Microsoft has released another couple of updates for our beloved product: 2966012 - Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2966012 2966014 - Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager http:/...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2012 R2 UR2 Re-Released

    Howdy Protectors, This update rollup was re-released on May 20, 2014 to resolve a "DPMAMService" crash that occurred if the original update (KB 2958100) was applied. If you already installed Update Rollup 2 (UR2) on your Windows Server 2003 servers, you do not have to reinstall the UR2 agent...
  • Blog Post: Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI)

    Howdy Protectors, For the GUI lovers we have something really cool here… Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI ) Below are some screenshots of how it works: I have SQL auto protect and co-location enabled, so I have a single replica and RP volume on Disk 1. Now I want to migrate that setup to be across...
  • Blog Post: Data Source Migration to Custom Volumes

    There may be scenarios where we would want to have some data sources’ data from DPM storage pool to some specific custom volumes. This post is here to show the main steps: Run the dpm2010-ldmstat.ps1 script to see which data sources have the most extents. This only runs on DPM 2010: ================...
  • Blog Post: Data Sources Dedicated Disk Volumes

    I think everyone understands that it’s not possible to select a specified disk from the DPM storage pool as a target disk for a specific protection group, however we can always move data between disks as far as the same DPM server has access to both disks. Lets suppose we have ten protection groups and...
  • Blog Post: Tape Library Sharing I

    This post is supposed to be the first of a series of four and they all have a common goal which is to try to demystify the concept of Tape Library Sharing. I have to thanks to Michael Jacquet, who has been my main source either in forums, blogs, trainings, or when I am simply stuck! BIG THANKS MICHAEL...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 Upgrade Advisor

    As we heard on the 19th of April we finally released DPM 2010 RTM, however customer wise it will only be available in June… For our customers which have already in place previous versions of DPM the main question will be how can they migrate their system. A great utility we came up with was the DPM 2010...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager and The Cloud

    There has been one too many conversations about Data Protection Manager and The Cloud… Some of them correct and others eventually a little bit less correct, so I decide to write this post in order to clear things a bit and hopefully help someone with it. So apart from being able to protect to disk, tape...
  • Blog Post: DPM Licensing

    It was recently published an amazing article about DPM licensing… So many customers come to me asking me all of these questions regarding licensing, and because on my role we don’t deal with that we always end up kind of passing the question to other people in Microsoft… With this article from the so...
  • Blog Post: MMS 2010 Sessions

    To all the DPM 2010 fans out there, here are some notes/transcriptions of the sessions which were delivered at MMS 2010 in Las Vegas by Jason Buffington! MMS 2010 – BB12 – Technical Introduction to DPM 2010 MMS 2010 – BB13 – Protecting Applications with DPM 2010 MMS 2010 – BB14 – Protecting Windows Clients...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2010 RTM!!!

    It is a bit late to announce, however that is just due to my blog’s maintenance! Finally this day has arrived ob the 19th of April. It has been so long in the making, and yet it seems like time flew by. Check out the official blog announcing the RTM launch: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 Certification Paths

    Overview Exchange Server 2010 help organizations guard their messaging with built-in protective technologies; offers anywhere access to email, voice mail, calendars, and contacts; and enables new levels of operational efficiency. Help develop your expertise in this advanced messaging system with state...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2007 Services

    While searching on Internet about this piece of information couldn’t really find a place where we had it all together as so I have decided to blog it… mostly because a team mate asked me… :)   DPM2007 Server Services Service Name Display Name Description MSDPM DPM Implements and manages synchronization...
  • Blog Post: DAGs Protection Hints – DPM 2010

    DPM 2010 provides node based protection so the state of the database on the node - whether it is an Active copy or a Passive copy of the Exchange 2010 DB does not matter. The state of the database may switch back and forth from Active to Passive, but DPM will continue to protect the DB as long as the...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2007 Patches

    In conversation with a good friend, David Rankin, also known as The Highlander, and because I was in the middle of a Data Protection Manager 2007 Health Check and needed to check builds, versions, patches applied etc. he kindly help providing me his wonderful list which I am publishing here now! It is...