Thursday, December 31, 2009 4:40:51 PM
Why not impress your management by making DPM reports look more corporate by re-branding them.
Rather than your reports looking like this:
Have them looking something like this:
This is very easy to do as DPM reporting uses SQL Reporting Services. First open a web browser and navigate to "http://<DPM SQL Server>/Reports<Instance>", so if you performed your DPM install with SQL it would be http://localhost/Reports$MS$DPM2007$. This will open the SQL Reporting Services web page, from here click the DPMReports... read more
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 1:03:49 AM
Attaching manually installed DPM agents to a DPM server has just become a bit simpler in DPM 2010.
The same process needs to be followed to install an agent manually as in DPM 2007 which can be found here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb870935.aspx.
Where it has got simpler is attaching the agent to the DPM server. Previously you needed to open the DPM Command Shell and run a PowerShell script (Attach-ProductionServer.ps1) with the relevant parameters, now you just use the normal install wizard and select "Attach agents".
After selecting... read more
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3:11:54 PM
System State backups in Server 2008 are massive compared to previous server products due to the huge number of files that Server 2008 has. With different roles and features installed it is easily possible to have a system state containing over 50,000 files and up to 15GB in size. This obviously puts a larger overhead on protecting System State as before you may have only been protecting 3-4GB, now you could be protecting anything up to 15GB but this is no problem for DPM. Here is a guide I have put together on protecting Server 2008 System State. To provide System State protection ... read more