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.
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Friday, April 9, 2010 5:15:00 PM
One of the most frequently asked questions around DPM is "can I protect my virtual machines through VMWare?" and usually the answer is no. However, Mike over at the Belgium System Center User Group (http://scug.be) has put together a great article on how you can protect VMWare virtual machines using either DPM 2007 or DPM 2010.
Although DPM can't provide the same level of protection on VMWare as it can on Hyper-V, it might still be enough to meet some of the backup requirements you may have. Check out the full article here,... read more