Friday, March 2, 2012 1:10:00 PM
This post is courtesy of Cameron Fuller (http://www.systemcentercentral.com/Default.aspx?tabid=143&IndexId=92048)
I recently blogged on installing Windows Server 8 Beta as a guest operating system in my SCVMM environment, and attempting to monitor Windows Server 8 Beta with Operations Manager 2012 RC. The next logical step was to investigate backing up Windows Server 8 Beta with Data Protection Manager 2012 RC and managing it with Configuration Manager 2012. Results are listed below with screenshots of the steps required:
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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
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:40:00 AM
Jason Buffington has posted five new DPM 2010 data sheets on his All Backed Up blog, http://blogs.technet.com/b/jbuff/archive/2010/06/21/dpm-2010-datasheets.aspx.
These data sheets cover how to protect SQL, Exchange, SharePoint and Clients as well as providing a DPM 2010 overview. I recommend you take a look!
Product Overview of DPM 2010
How to Protect Microsoft SQL Server with DPM 2010
How to Protect Microsoft Exchange with DPM 2010
How to Protect Microsoft SharePoint with DPM 2010
How to Protect Windows Clients with DPM 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:30:00 PM
Thought I would share this nice picture that outlines what DPM 2010 can protect and what protection it can provide.
MVP System Center Operations Manager
Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:15:00 PM
For those of you who have used DPM 2007, you'll know that if you wanted to provide Bare Metal Recovery protection you had to install a second piece of software called the DPM System Recovery Tool (SRT). This then meant you potentially needed more hardware and then you find that you could only protect Windows Server 2003. Well things have now changed in DPM 2010, it is now integrated into the DPM product and you can provide BMR protection from within the same DPM console as you would protect anything else.
"Bare metal recovery is the process of rebuilding a computer after a... read more
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
Friday, February 12, 2010 3:00:00 PM
The DPM team recently posted a blog article that provided PowerShell scripts on automatically protecting new virtual machines in Hyper-V, original article at http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive/2009/12/03/hyper-v-protection-with-dpm-2010-beta-how-to-automatically-protect-new-virtual-machines.aspx. Basically there are two scripts but both essentially do the same thing, when run they look for any unprotected virtual machines and protects them, the only difference is that one is for clustered Hyper-V hosts and one is for stand alone Hyper-V hosts. Both scripts do exactly what they say they... read more
Thursday, February 11, 2010 3:00:00 PM
One of the new eagerly anticipated features of DPM 2010 is the ability to protect machines that are in a workgroup or in an untrusted domain. In the DPM 2010 Beta this feature was not available, however it is available in the DPM 2010 RC and it is very simple to configure.
First of all you need to install the DPM agent on the machine you want to protect. I got the agent installer from the Agents folder on the DPM 2010 install media and just ran the relevant architecture executable, in my case DPMAgentInstaller_x64.exe. You do not need to anything to install this agent, just double... read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:59:59 PM
Want to see videos on how to use DPM or how DPM works?
Well you can see all the MS videos at TechNet Edge, just follow this link http://edge.technet.com/Tags/DPM/. This link will display everything tagged with DPM so if any new videos are published, they should appear on this page !
MVP System Center Operations Manager
Monday, January 4, 2010 8:59:33 PM
Chris Whitehead, who is a Premier Field Engineer for SharePoint in the UK and a fan of DPM, recently posted a series of blogs on SharePoint and DPM. I recommend you take a look, here is the link.
If you're protecting SharePoint, this is well worth looking at !
MVP System Center Operations Manager
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
Monday, September 14, 2009 4:54:26 PM
The error in the picture below seems to be popping up more and more with people that are using an evaluation copy of Firestreamer. The evaluation copy of this software is only valid for 30 days and after this time it will go into a read-only mode which will cause tape protection to fail and the error to be generated. You can confirm that the error is due to an expired Firestreamer license within Firestreamer itself. Select Activity from the tree and you should see a warning stating the medium is write protected and an error stating that you need to purchase a license as in ... read more
Saturday, April 18, 2009 9:52:05 AM
Since the release of DPM SP1 it has been possible to perform local data source protection. This means that the DPM server can protect its own file services and virtualization hosting. By default, however, this functionality is not enabled but all you need to run is a simple cmdlet in the DPM Command Shell.
Set-DPMGlobalProperty -AllowLocalDataProtection $true [-DPMServerName] <String>
For example of use, here is the comamnd I ran in my test environment.
To disable local protection, simply change $true to $false and run the cmdlet again.
After you have enabled... read more
Friday, February 20, 2009 4:59:08 PM
Are you new to DPM or want to learn the fundamentals? If you are, here is a good technical introduction from the DPM team at Microsoft.
I strongly reommend taking an hour and watching the video. Happy viewing !