Contents tagged with System Center DPM 2006

  • RTM SCE 2010 + DPM 2010

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 20 2010, 12:37 AM. Posted in System Center, System Center DPM 2006.

    We are very excited about two offerings because we think they address a critical need among midsize businesses: the struggle to find great IT management solutions that are tailored to provide that elusive combination of rich features and ease of use.

    Look for an update on licensing and pricing for these products soon. Go check out SCE 2010 and DPM 2010. You’ll be glad you did.


    System Center Essentials 2010 (SCE 2010) provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations with a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT environment.


    System Center Data Protection (DPM) 2010, meantime, delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization and file servers -- as well as Windows desktops and laptops. Microsoft has re-engineered DPM 2010 to be more scalable so that both midsize and enterprise-class organizations can take advantage of it.

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  • Try DPM 2007 SP1 – with just a web browser

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 3 2009, 10:21 PM. Posted in System Center DPM 2006.

    We are really excited to have recently launched 3 TechNet Virtual Labs (vLabs) on DPM 2007 SP1. 

    Virtual Labs is a very cool offering where we’ve taken the same Hands-On Labs that you could try at Tech-Ed, IT Forum, Microsoft Management Summit or any other Microsoft conference – and we’ve hosted them on a monster virtualization server farm.  The result is that you can open your browser, start a lab, and your very own lab environment will spin up for about 3 hours.  Go through the student manual – or just play with the features that you want to learn about.  At the end of your time, the images reset (yes, there is a clock in the window).

    Think of the uses:

    (1) We often hear from SharePoint administrators that their peers who manage SQL Server or Exchange are using DPM, and they want to learn more about their workload.   Well, after you have checked out how your buddy is using it in production in your environment, then log on and see how it will work on your application.

    (2) Microsoft partners – now, you can demonstrate DPM to your customers, without setting up machines or VMs.  Just log on and demo!

    (3) For technical reviewers who haven’t evaluated what is new in Service Pack 1 for DPM, check out the webpage on the new features – and then try out the ones that are most interesting to you in this lab.

    We’ve posted 3 virtual labs for you (and a few more are planned):

    Technical Introduction to DPM 2007 SP1 – a good basic start, with protection and recovery of Exchange 2007 and SQL Server 2005

    How to protect SQL Server with DPM 2007 SP1 – more focused on deeper scenarios, including some data migration from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008

    How to protect SharePoint with DPM 2007 SP1 – here is your chance to see whole farm protection, with single item restore – nuff said!

    How to protect Exchange with DPM 2007 SP1 – is coming, look for it in May

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  • Data Protection Manager 2007 Storage Calculator

    Posted by sumeethevans on November 1 2007, 4:02 AM. Posted in System Center DPM 2006.

    In order to assist customers in designing their storage layout for Data Protection Manager 2007, we have put together a calculator that focuses on outlining the storage capacity requirements based on a set of input factors.

    For the first release, the calculator focuses on Exchange 2007 backup scenarios only.  Future releases may include other technologies.

    The calculator uses all the recommendations outlined in

    ·         Protecting Exchange Server with DPM 2007 White Paper -

    ·         Exchange 2007 Planning Storage Configurations -

    ·         Exchange 2007 Mailbox Storage Calculator -

    ·         DPM Blog -

    The calculator does not make any recommendations toward storage design (RAID parity, number of disks, etc) as the storage design is largely dependent on the type of storage array being utilized.

    The calculator is broken out into the following sections (worksheets):

    ·         Input

    ·         DPM ExBackup Requirements

    Important: The data points provided in the calculator are an example configuration.  As such any data points entered into the Input worksheet are specific to that particular configuration and do not apply for other configurations.  Please ensure you are using the correct data points for your design.

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  • DPM 2007 has been released to manufacturing !

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 18 2007, 10:21 AM. Posted in System Center DPM 2006.

    On October 17th at Storage Networking World, Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate VP for Data and Storage Platforms announced the release to manufacturing of System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.

    With the RTM, we are now counting down the days until General Availability (GA) in November, where the product will be available through all of the traditional channels, including Microsoft Partners, Volume Licenses (VL/EA), as well as there will be OEM appliances running DPM 2007 which will be announced at our launch.

    DPM 2007 is scheduled to officially launch in November at Microsoft Tech-Ed IT Forum, in Barcelona, Spain – along with other components of the System Center family of management products.

    So, if you have not already done so, please visit the new DPM website for updated product information and download the evaluation software. 

    And for a more personal observation on the announcement today, check out Jason’s blog on the RTM as well.

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  • Microsoft Announces Public Beta Release of System Center Data Protection Manager Version 2

    Posted by bink on September 28 2006, 4:32 PM. Posted in System Center DPM 2006.

    DPM version 2 sets a new standard in Windows continuous data protection.

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the public beta release of the Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) version 2 at the Storage Decisions conference in New York. The next version of System Center DPM delivers continuous data protection (CDP) for Microsoft application and file servers through advanced technology for enterprises of all sizes. Building on the rapid and reliable recovery, efficient protection, and operational simplicity found in Data Protection Manager 2006, customers will be able to extend these cost-saving benefits from individual file servers to their mission-critical Microsoft applications using fully integrated disk-to-disk-to-tape protection.

    “Customers who have been dissatisfied with the complexity and cost of alternative backup solutions are looking for Microsoft to deliver a superior data protection solution. DPM version 2, which includes support of Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server™ and Microsoft Office SharePoint® Portal Server, sets a new standard for data protection,” said Kirill Tatarinov corporate vice president of the Windows Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft. “DPM version 2 combines the concepts of continuous data protection and traditional tape backup, online and offline, into a single product, enabling a zero-data-loss configuration for applications. This innovation represents a significant milestone in Microsoft’s Universal Distributed Storage and systems management strategies.”

    Continuous Data Protection for Windows Applications and File Servers

    In today’s competitive marketplace, nightly backup is not sufficient for customers of any size. To address the need to better protect corporate data, DPM version 2 enables customers to monitor data changes in real time, enabling zero data loss recovery using a unique and patent-pending agent technology. Even more groundbreaking is the seamless integration of tape and disk, to ensure minimal downtime and reliable application recovery with only a few mouse clicks. Microsoft has been a leader in the growing continuous data protection market since the arrival of DPM 2006, providing CDP capabilities that have enabled businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the greatly improved recovery point objectives found in CDP and real-time replication products. Until Microsoft’s entry into CDP, many customers considered advanced data protection technologies too complex and lacking good integration into their key applications.

    “Microsoft and Dell share a vision for reducing the cost and complexity associated with data backup and recovery,” said Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager of Dell Computer Corp.’s storage business. “The combination of Dell’s flexible PowerVault Disk and Tape storage offerings with Microsoft’s DPM running on Dell PowerEdge servers offers customers a simple, cost-effective solution that helps ensure data is protected and rapidly recoverable.”

    Rapid and Reliable Recovery

    Today, DPM 2006 already delivers rapid and reliable recovery of files from readily accessible disks instead of waiting to locate and mount tapes. It has an easy-to-use IT administrator interface and enables end users to restore their own data directly from Windows® Explorer or any Microsoft Office application.

    DPM version 2 extends the recovery-centric design of DPM 2006 to Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint Portal Server and enhances its file server protection capability. Traditionally, the backup and recovery of an application required the identification and maintenance of various stores of user data, application binaries and configuration data as well as a list of procedures to recover both the data and the application. With DPM version 2, IT administrators help protect and recover all applications or application objects by using application terminology and concepts such as mailboxes for Microsoft Exchange Server or file shares for Windows file servers. Too often, current backup solutions fail because of the incorrect configuration of what data gets backed up or how. DPM version 2 unifies the application recovery process and the application backup process into one highly integrated continuous data protection solution.

    “Data loss for our mission-critical applications is not something that we can tolerate,” said Marc Williams, IT manager with the New York City Department of Sanitation. “The cost of even half a day’s lost work is not acceptable in today’s demanding business climate. The continuous data protection capabilities of DPM version 2 have enabled us to confidently set service-level agreements for zero data loss by enabling single-click recovery of previous point-in-time copies.” Continue At Source.Also:

    Data Protection Manager Web site

  • 2 DPM 2006 hotfixes

    Posted by bink on June 27 2006, 8:18 PM. Posted in System Center DPM 2006.

    In the Alerts pane of the Data Protection Manager window, the replica state is invalid and you receive one of five error messages. This download contains a DPM hotfix that resolves this problem.For more information on this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article (KB911169): Receive an Error Message and the Replica State is Invalid.Download
    This download contains a DPM 2006 hotfix that modifies the formulas that DPM 2006 uses to allocate space for shadow copy storage on the DPM 2006 server.For more information on this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article (KB910330): Stored shadow copies are overwritten in System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.Download