Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:13:00 PM
A rollup hotfix package has been released for DPM 2010 that addresses a number of issues that many customers were experiencing. This KB is available for download now.
Detailed Information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2250444
Download Link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=f399fbfa-5c8b-4eb6-bda2-ea997745919a&displaylang=en
Here is a list of the issues that the hotfix rollup package will resolve:
You cannot protect the Microsoft Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG) on a secondary DPM 2010 server.
You are prompted to restart a client... read more
Thursday, May 6, 2010 4:35:00 PM
The newly released version of Data Protection Manager is only supported on Server 2008 x64 or Server 2008 R2; if you are deploying on Server 2008 x64 you need to make sure you have these three patches installed before you install DPM2010.
"FIX: You are prompted to format the volume when a formatted volume is mounted on a NTFS folder that is located on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista (KB971254)
Dynamic disks are marked as "Invalid" on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista when you ... read more
Friday, April 16, 2010 5:00:00 PM
A little while back there were a couple of patches released to deal with problems relating to DPM2010 RC protecting Hyper-V R2 virtual machines on CSV's. What wasn't made clear though is to install both these patches, they need to be installed in specific order.
Matt McSpirit at Microsoft has posted a blog article to cover exactly how these patches should be installed, check it out at http://blogs.technet.com/mattmcspirit/archive/2010/03/26/dpm-2010-rc-and-hyper-v-r2-vm-s-on-csv-s-order-of-patches.aspx.
Please read Matt's article before deploying KB975921 and KB975354 to save... read more
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 3:20:00 PM
A new knowledge base article has been released to resolve the issue where you receive a "DPM encountered a retryable VSS error" error message when you use DPM 2007 or DPM 2010 to protect a Hyper-V virtual machine that has Forefront TMG 2010 installed.
Basically the fix is to increase the web caching size in Forefront TMG 2010 but click this link for full details, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=981948.
MVP System Center Operations Manager
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Thursday, April 1, 2010 9:20:00 AM
A new hotfix rollup package for DPM 2007 has been released. Find a list of all issues that are fixed with this update below.
Get the update here, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979970.
This hotfix rollup resolves the following issues:
You may experience a crash in the Data Protection Manager engine when you run a tape job from a protected server.
When you use the Data Protection Manager Management Console to browse Microsoft SharePoint Server recovery points or when you back up a SharePoint point to tape from disk, you receive the following error message:... read more
Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:00:00 PM
A potential problem with Volume Manager on Windows Server 2008 systems may lead to data loss. This hot fix does not apply to Windows Server 2008 R2 nor does it apply to Vista.
Microsoft recommends that you apply this hotfix on any Windows Server 2008 platform that is currently using or planning to use dynamic disks.
This hot fix is not DPM-specific. However, because DPM servers do utilize dynamic disks, it is important to apply this hotfix on WS08-based DPM servers so that your backup-data is not lost from the DPM storage pool.
Click the link below to get the... read more
Friday, November 27, 2009 4:42:21 PM
A new hotfix package for Data Protection Manager 2007 has recently been released and is available here. Download and install now !
What issues does the new hotfix package address?
The DPM 2007 error logs are flushed only when the DPM service starts or stops. If the DPM service crashes, the DPM error logs are not flushed. This behavior causes some errors to be missing from the error logs.
Note After you apply this hotfix rollup, the DPM error logs... read more
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:42:29 PM
There is a hotfix rollup package available for DPM which addresses a number of issues that many customers encountered.
The issues resolved are:
If you enable library sharing, you cannot delete a protection group, and you receive the following error message: "Cannot promote the transaction to a distributed transaction because there is an active save point in this transaction."
The SharePoint backup process fails if DPM cannot back up a content database. If you install this update, the SharePoint backup process will finish. However, an alert will be... read more
Thursday, May 28, 2009 4:00:00 PM
Is VDS.exe eating loads of memory on your DPM servers? If so, the first thing you should do is apply MS hotfix 958387. This hotfix resolves a memory leak in the Virtual Disk Service which should clear the problem.