Contents tagged with Data protection manager server

  • SQL Edition Upgrade for Data protection Manager 2010 (DPM) Instance

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 3 2011, 6:48 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    This tool is intended to correct a problem in SQL Server Management Studio on systems which are upgraded to DPM 2010 retail version from Eval or intermediate DPM 2010 builds (Beta, RC).

    When you install DPM 2010 Beta, DPM 2010 RC or DPM 2010 Evaluation and upgrade the product to a retail version of DPM 2010. Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio has two issues.
    • Issue 1: SQL Server Management Studio does not start, and you receive an error message.
    • Issue 2: SQL Server Management Studio starts. But on the Help menu, you receive the message that SQL management tool will expire in number day
    This issue occurs because SQL Server Management Tools are not upgraded in the upgrade to System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. This tool is fixing that.
     
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  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 RTM Evaluation

    Posted by bink on April 20 2010, 1:26 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    Data Protection Manager 2010 delivers unified data protection for Windows servers and clients, providing backup & recovery from Microsoft for Windows environments in a scalable, manageable and cost-effective way.
     
    Data Protection Manager 2010 is part of the System Center family of management products from Microsoft. It delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers -- as well as Windows desktops and laptops. DPM is designed as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution for Windows environments from Microsoft. DPM provides the best protection and most supportable restore scenarios of your Windows environment from disk, tape and cloud. Windows customers of all sizes can rely on Microsoft to provide a scalable and manageable protection solution that is cost-effective, secure and reliable. Feature Summary
    • Protection for Windows clients, while they are online or offline, with easy-to-use wizards for establishing protection, retention and alert schedules. A single DPM server can protect over 1,000 Windows clients, while end users are able to restore their own data using Windows Explorer or Microsoft Office.
    • Protection of Microsoft Virtualization platforms, including Hyper-V R2 Live Migration / Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) configurations. DPM can also restore single-file items from host-based VM backups.
    • Enhanced Protection for SQL Server, scaling to over 2,000 databases per DPM server, and offering auto-protection of new databases per SQL instance. DBA’s can now restore their own databases, through a self-service restore utility for SQL Server.
    • Enhanced Protection of Exchange Server, scaling to over 40TB of email and support for Exchange 2010 Database Availability Groups (DAG), as well as CCR/SCR in Exchange 2007.
    • Enhanced Protection for SharePoint, without the requirement for a recovery farm with SharePoint 2010, and scaling up to 25TB farms with over 1M items. New content databases are now auto-protected without administrator interaction.
    • DPM 2010 is truly enterprise-ready, scaling to over 100 servers with over 80TB per DPM server, and includes new Auto-grow, Auto-heal, Auto-protect features for a lights-out reliable protection and recovery solution.

     

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  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Hotfix Rollup

    Posted by bink on April 4 2010, 2:30 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    This rollup contains fixes for the issues in Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 that are described in the Data Protection Manager 2007 KB 979970.

     

    Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 March 29 2010

    This QFE rollup resolves the following issues:

    1. Experiencing a crash in the Data Protection Manager engine when you run a tape job from a protected server.
    2. Upon use of the Data Protection Manager Management Console to browse SharePoint recovery points or when you back-up a SharePoint point to tape from disk, you receive the following error message:
      • PrmDatasetDatasourceMismatchForArchiveOfSC (=30132)
    3. A SharePoint recovery point in a secondary Data Protection Manager has a different set of datasets than the corresponding recovery point in the primary Data Protection Manager.
    4. Alerts for SCR servers do not display in Microsoft Operations Manager.
    5. Default disk allocations may grow unexpectedly for System State protection.
    6. When restoring a SharePoint site that contains a WEB host header to an alternate location, the site restores to the default site.
    7. Shared Service Provider (SSP) database protection is blocked when one or more SSP names begins with the other SSP name.
    8. The server is slow and time out errors may occur when you run a backup to tape job.
    9. Data Protection Manager-owned tapes are marked as unrecognized.
    10. Data Protection Manager cannot retrieve SharePoint catalog information. Therefore, item-level recovery is not possible for some content databases. Additionally, you may receive the following error code:
      • 3103
    11. You receive the following protection agent error code when bulk tape jobs cannot complete successfully:
      • 0x80990C27
    12. You may experience a Data Protection Manager engine crash during backup to tape.
    13. The Data Protection Manager Management Console does not display recovery points before the year 2010, in some scenarios.

    This hotfix rollup also includes all previously released hotfix rollups for Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

    Download details System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 QFE Rollup

  • DPM 2010 Protecting Exchange 2010 DAG in a Single Site

    Posted by bink on January 28 2010, 3:46 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

    Why should you backup an Exchange 2010 DAG implementation with DPM? 

    What should you be thinking about before you make a final decision?

    What is the way out of this conundrum?  

    ….Well, it depends.  Let me walk you through a scenario. 

    First, let us make a couple of seminal assumptions:

    · That you will you will have more than one copy of an Exchange DB in a DAG.  OK, you are allowed a duh!

    · That you will be deploying Exchange 2010 DAG with cheap JBODs, which will undoubtedly save you a bundle.

    · If you are going to use JBOD, then you really understand how to interpret MTBF and its relationship to uptime SLA.

    All Exchange Mailbox Servers in one site (HA but no DR)

    If you want to deploy Exchange 2010 with JBOD, it is recommended that you should deploy with at least three copies.  In addition to this, if you want to also use the DAG copies for Point In Time (PIT) recovery, then you will need a server to host the lagged copy of the DB.  Lagged copies are a means to safeguard against store/logical corruption events (and possibly accidental mailbox deletions). If you are going to distribute the lagged copies among your primary severs, then you will need at least two lagged copies.  If you are going to use dedicated servers with lagged copies with JBOD, for better reliability you are well advised to deploy enough servers to house two lagged copies; otherwise you could deploy dedicated lagged copy servers with RAID and thus only have one lagged copy per database.

    So how many copies are we up to? …and how many servers?  

    OK, three copies per DB; two more for PIT lagged copies; one less if you share and distribute the lagged copy on more than one primary server or if you use RAID for PIT.  That is, 1, 2, 3, wait.  All right, you are big boys/girls (smart Admin people), you know how to fire up Microsoft Excel to do the math and cost it out.

    From all accounts, recovering PIT from lagged copies is not a walk in the park.  In fact, you are well advised not to plan for it too frequently.  Plus, you can only have a maximum of 14 day replay lag for lagged copies.  This is a limit imposed by Exchange 2010.  If you also decide to share the primary servers and implement lagged copies, then you will be using the primary mailbox server for your recoveries – so plan your IOPS so that you do not impact Outlook client SLAs during these recoveries and re-seeds and manage your Active and Passive nodes carefully.

    Introduce DPM into this equation:

    Let us say you implement only three copies of an Exchange DB with JBOD, and use DPM for backup and PIT recovery.  Now what?  You have:

    · As many PIT as you like Happy

    · Recovering a PIT from DPM is far easier Blushing

    · You may not need that 4th DAG copy Happy

     

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  • DPM 2010 Release Candidate preview

    Posted by bink on January 15 2010, 7:26 PM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    DPM 2010

    JasonBuff: DPM 2010 is getting sooooo close !!

    For months, it seemed far away, but with the calendar now officially 2010, it is time to sprint to the finish line.  Last year, I said that we would have a Release Candidate for DPM 2010 shortly after the holidays.  True to our word, please join us this Thursday, January 14 at 9:00 AM Pacific US Time to see what is coming in the Release Candidate 

    I will be showing what I have been running for the past several weeks - CTP3 (Customer Technology Preview 3), which is what our early adopters have been running in production.  We’ll demonstrate the new Windows client protection capabilities, the new SQL/SharePoint/Exchange protection and recovery features, as well as the enhanced Disaster Recovery scenario.  We’ll also update you on our auto-healing/auto-scaling features, as well as a few surprises that weren’t in the beta.  Come join us to see what is coming in DPM 2010.

     

    View Webcast: All Backed Up  TechNet Webcast  DPM 2010 Release Candidate preview

  • i365 to provide cloud storage for Microsoft DPM 2010

    Posted by bink on November 10 2009, 4:53 PM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    In conjunction with the beta release of Microsoft's System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010, Seagate's software company, i365, has entered into a partnership to provide cloud-based data protection for DPM 2010.

    The companies are currently developing a combined offering that will integrate i365's EVault data protection software and cloud-connected storage infrastructure with DPM 2010. The first configuration will include an appliance-based backup solution, which is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2010 with the release to manufacturing of DPM 2010.

    The joint products will offer SMBs data protection for Windows file servers and applications, and other platforms and applications, including UNIX, Linux, Novell Netware, VMware, IBM i and Oracle, according to George Hoenig, i365's vice president of product operations..

    Data Protection Manager protects Windows application and file server data by continuously capturing data changes with byte-level and block-level agents, providing disk and/or tape-based data protection and application recovery

    Microsoft's goal is to extend the applicability of DPM 2010 to non-Microsoft operating systems and applications, and to provide an offsite, cloud storage option for backup, recovery and disaster recovery. The benefit for i365 is access to new customers and a bigger piece of the cloud storage market. 

    Hoenig says heterogeneity is the key to addressing the $1.6 billion Windows data protection market. "Only 7% of users in the market run Windows and Microsoft-only applications and operating systems. This partnership and products are targeted at Microsoft-centric SMBs with other flavors of operating systems, hypervisors and applications in their environments."

    The combined solution will give customers the option of protecting DPM and non-Windows data in the cloud as a complement to onsite backup and recovery. i365's cloud consists of a network of SAS 70 Type II certified, Tier 3 & 4 hosting facilities, WAN optimized backup and recovery, and disaster recovery experts and processes.

    This isn't Microsoft's first foray into the cloud. The company announced a cloud storage deal with Iron Mountain Digital earlier this year. Iron Mountain already offers cloud-based data protection to DPM users. However, Karl Dittman, a business development manager at Microsoft, says the i365 partnership opens DPM up to new customers.

    "We don't do anything exclusively, but this partnership is unique at this point in time because of its heterogeneous nature. This will help Microsoft get into a lot of accounts where we have not been able to because they have heterogeneous environments," says Dittman.

    Microsoft also plans to connect DPM 2010 to its own Windows Azure cloud platform in the future.

    i365 to provide cloud storage for Microsoft DPM 2010 - Infostor

  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Hotfix Package (KB976542) (x86 & x64)

    Posted by bink on November 6 2009, 1:45 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    The Hotfix Package for DPM 2007 (KB976542) addresses the issues as summarized in KB976542 - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;976542.

    This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. Note: Depending on your configuration, some updates may not apply. Please see “Installation Instructions” for details.

     

    Download details DPM 2007 Hotfix Package

  • Data Protection Manager 2010 Beta

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 30 2009, 2:22 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    On September 29, 2009, Microsoft released the beta version of the third generation of System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM), previously called “DPM v3” or “Zinger”.

    DPM 2010 Beta builds on the success of DPM 2007 as the Microsoft backup and recovery solution for Windows customers in four significant areas:

    1. Continuous data protection of Windows application and file servers to seamlessly integrated disk, tape, and cloud—with support for a growing list of Microsoft technologies, such as: 2. Robust and flexible protection and recovery for the following Microsoft virtualization environments: 3. Industry-leading Windows client protection: 4. Scalability, reliability, and manageability:

    This list is a partial representation of the full feature set planned for DPM 2010. Test out it yourself by downloading DPM 2010 Beta.

  • Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007 is now available

    Posted by sumeethevans on December 20 2008, 4:55 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    The DPM team is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007.

       

    What is new in Service Pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/SystemCenter/DataProtectionManager/en/us/WHATs-NEW.aspx
                            
    DPM 2007 SP1 x86     http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125991
    DPM 2007 SP1 x64    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125992
       
    SP1 videos on TechNet Edge http://edge.technet.com/tags/DPM
       
    Upcoming Webcast on SP1on January 8, 2009 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032399151

    Service Pack 1 for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 provides continuous data protection for Windows application and file servers using seamlessly integrated disk and tape media and includes the following expanded capabilities:

    • Protection of Hyper-V™ virtualization platforms, including both Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server, has been added to the existing set of protected workloads, building on the virtualization protection originally delivered for Virtual Server 2005.
    • Enhanced SQL Server 2008 protection, including the addition of new protection capabilities for mirrored databases, support for parallel backups of databases within a single instance, and the ability to move data from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 for migration scenarios.
    • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 receive index protection, significant catalog optimization, and support for mirrored content databases.
    • Added protection for Exchange Server 2007 Standby Cluster Replication (SCR), enabling a complete disaster recovery solution that leverages SCR failover alongside DPM point-in-time restores.

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  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack

    Posted by bink on July 19 2008, 4:13 AM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    This Update bundles the following features: Windows Server 2008 support, SQL Server 2008 support, enhanced support for sharing tape libraries and better tape utilization.
     
    The DPM 2007 Update Rollup is a feature pack that includes previously released hotfixes alongside several new features aimed to enhance overall applicability and usability of DPM. Added features include: System state for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 support, enhanced support for sharing tape libraries with other DPM servers, and support for better utilization of tape capacity by sharing tapes between multiple protection groups media co-location on tapes. This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. Note: Depending on your configuration, some updates may not apply. Please see “Installation Instructions” for details. Feature Bullet Summary: Issues Fixed:
    • 946647 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package: January 9, 2008
    • 948373 The backup image may be corrupted if you use System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 to perform an online backup of a virtual machine that is running in Virtual Server 2005
    • 950082 Description of the Data Protection Manager 2007 hotfix package rollup 2
    • 948936 When synchronization runs in Data Protection Manager 2007, the DPM service may unexpectedly crash
    • 951557 getKB -Data Protection Manager 2007 - Hotfix
    Features Added:
    • Support for backing up virtual machines on clustered Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 hosts
    • Support for sharing tape libraries between multiple DPM servers
    • Better tape utilization of tape capacity by co-locating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range
    • System state protection for Windows Server 2008
    Note: Backup of SQL 2008 (Katmai) is not supported until the released version is publicly available.
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  • Microsoft Virtualization Cookbooks

    Posted by bink on October 11 2007, 5:06 AM. Posted in Virtual Server, Data protection manager server.

    • Backup and Recovery using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 and Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Edition• Deployment Cookbook: Branch Office—Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 • Deployment Cookbook: High Availability with Virtual Server Host Clustering • Deployment Cookbook: Hosted Backup—Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 • Deployment Cookbook: Offsite Backup—Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 • Deployment Cookbook: Onsite Backup—Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager • Mobile User Access of Applications. Terminal Server running on virtual machines using Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1 • Quick Migration with Virtual Server Host Clustering Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition & Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Service Pack 1
     
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  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Release Candidate Download

    Posted by bink on October 3 2007, 3:55 PM. Posted in Data protection manager server.

    System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 is the new standard for Windows® backup and recovery -- delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft® application and file servers using seamlessly integrated disk and tape media.  DPM enables rapid and reliable recovery through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes.

    This is a later build than what some of our early adopter customers have already been working with, testing aggressively and have been putting into production.

    This evaluation downloadable is the complete feature set for the upcoming release, so check out:

    • Blending continuous data protection with traditional tape backup
    • Protection for Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and even 2008-previews
    • Protection for Exchange Server 2003 and 2007
    • Protection for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 & WSS 3.0
    • Protection for Virtualized Environments hosted on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2
    • Protection for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 files and shares
    • Protection for Windows XP Professional (sp2) and Windows Vista Business edition or better
    • System State protection
    • Media Encryption for DPM tapes
    • Enterprise deployment of DPM agents
    • Command-line control through Windows PowerShell

    And new since Beta 2 - for this evaluation and the upcoming RTM:

    • Document-level restore for SharePoint
    • Bare Metal Recovery

    We'll be having a few Microsoft TechNet webcasts (and posting new whitepapers & datasheets) over the next few months to explain more about these features as we get ready to bring the product to market - but for now, go get the evaluation software and try all of the features.  Get ready - DPM 2007 is coming !!

    Go try it !