Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:30:00 AM
Further to my previous post on the DPM 2010 management pack, http://www.scdpmonline.org/dpm-2010-management-pack.aspx, I have noticed another configuration issue that I would urge you to override.
Within the DPM2010 MP is a discovery rule that discovers DPM data after the DPM server itself has been discovered. This discovery rule runs a VBS script to collect the data and by default it has a timeout value of 3 hours!!!! This is way too long!!!!
Most of the time the discovery script runs very quickly and if it doesn't, there is a problem on the DPM server. I would recommend overriding... read more
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:00:00 PM
One of the new features introduced in DPM 2010 was client protection. This is a really nice feature that enables your desktop and laptop computers to be protected. Client protection works in a very similar way to server protection where one full backup is taken and changes are tracked using the VSS service which makes it very efficient when performing backups.
What I particularly like about client protection though is it's administration as you can allow the end-user to determine what they want to back-up or you can control centrally what is backed up.
The one issue with DPM client backup ... read more
Thursday, January 6, 2011 11:45:00 AM
The Microsoft DPM 2010 management pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007 was released a couple of months ago now and itt is available on this download page, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=32077d99-618f-43d0-843d-4ba4f8019f84. It is also now available on the web service catalogue.
So what's new and improved in this MP? Well, there have been a number of significant improvements that have been detailed by Jonathan Almquist at... read more