Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager

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SCDPM Inconsistency with only 1 PC

We run System Center Data Protection Manager to back up a bunch of VIP computers. The primary server is scdpm, and it creates its replicas of the PCs just fine. The secondary DPM server is scpdm2, and ...
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TCP tuning for DPM on Windows 2012

I've got a pair of servers on opposite ends of a fast (1-10Gb depending on the server) but higher latency (40-60ms) link. Various network tuning options have been set resulting in iperf3 yielding ...
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Cannot install Azure Backup Server / DPM

I am trying to install Microsoft Azure Backup Server software, which is basically a clone of DPM, on a Windows 2012 R2 Azure VM. For some reason every time I get to the agent registration portion of ...
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DPM 2010 Storage Allocation

I'm relatively new to DPM 2010 and I'm hoping someone can explain like I'm 5 what the Replica Volume and Recovery Volume sizes mean. For example, I'm backing up a volume that shows as Replica Volume ...
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System Center 2012 R2 DPM loading tapes from library out of order

I have a System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM) configured and working properly. The server has a SAS Tape Library with 24 tapes, and the DPM shows all tapes. But when a backup to tape ...
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DPM 2010 - Unable to 'Backup Using Child Partition' since 2012R2 cluster upgrade

We recently upgraded our 2008R2 Hyper-V cluster to 2012R2 over the weekend. I'm trying to create some new protection groups on our DPM 2010 server but we are no longer able to create 'Backup Using ...
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How to mount a “Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM)” volume image in Linux?

The Question Is there a way to mount MS scDPM filesystem with linux? Or a way to expose the data within scDPM volume with linux? OPTIONAL READING BELOW My question is above. The rest is extra ...
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Microsoft DPM virtualisation

can Microsoft DPM backup server be virtualised? Are there any special requirements? Also, does DPM need to be in a domain or can it live without being a member of a domain? Thanks a lot for your ...
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Why is Get-DPMDatasource not recognised in Powershell? (Using DPM Module)

I am using Import-Module DataProtectionManager To have access to DPM cmdlets in powershell. (DPM Version 2012R2) Unfortunately, Get-DPMDatasource is stating it is an unrecognised cmdlet. Without ...
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How to refresh agent if agent unreachable using PowerShell?, Microsoft DPM

I am currently writing an auto-healing script in Powershell to manage DPM alerts. On an AlertType = 2, AgentUnreachableAlert (Agent Unreachable), I am required to refresh the agent. I have a list of ...
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Microsoft DPM, What are the Type Values in the Alert Table (SQL Backend)

Currently I have a PowerShell script which hooks into the SQL Backend of DPM and queries the list of unresolved alerts. In the table tbl_AHP_Alerts There is a field called Type. This Type Field ...
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Moving from HP tape library to IBM compatibility

We are using Microsoft dpm 2010. The tapes are encrypted with the DPM certificate. When we upgrade the server to dpm 2012 and change the tape library. Can I still read the previous tapes? I've found ...
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MS Data protection manager restore files from linux vhdx

We are backing up our few linux VM servers (Centos 6.6 with VSS , Online backup) in Hyper-V 2012 R2 with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2012 R2. Its backing with Online method. In Windows VMs ...
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2012 R2 DPM: massive increase in data transferred during syncronisation of a Deduplicated protected volume

I have been using 2012 R2 DPM to protect a 46 TB 2012 R2 deduplicated volume for the past 4 months without too much issue. The volume is a low access archive server. Current usage on the volume is 23 ...
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DPM 2012 virtual server stuck backing up

I have a DPM 2012 server which has a virtual server stuck 'Backing up' and cannot be started. As the virtual server lives on a host with a number of other virtual servers the only way we have fixed ...
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DPM Disk Allocation

Very new to DPM and have a query regarding 'disk allocation'. When on the 'Management' screen the 'Disk' portion shows that the 'Unallocated space' is 2.5Tb and is showing a yellow triangle with an ...
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Secondary DPM server and access to protection agents at primary server

Disclaimer: This is not an ideal setup. In a perfect world we would have a direct two-way VPN between our site and the remote site. My task is to enlighten the consequences of running a System Center ...
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Advice on backup solution for Azure virtual servers?

I need to devise a backup solution for some Azure virtual machines, in a hybrid cloud scenario (persistent VPN, Active Directory DCs present in both the company LAN and the Azure virtual network, all ...
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Can Microsoft DPM 2010 Backup Windows Server 2012 R2?

I have Microsoft DPM 2010 running on Server 2008 R2. I wish to backup Server 2012 R2. There is loose reference that this won’t work. Can anyone confirm if this is possible? If so, are there any ...
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Protect new VHDX in VM with Microsoft DPM

I have a MS DPM 2012 R2 (Update 3) environment set up, backing up a Hyper-V 2012 R2 virtual machine from a 2-node cluster. There are about 90 recovery points for this Hyper-V VM already. I have now ...
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Is it possible to use Microsoft Data Protection Manager without clients being registered in DNS?

TL;DR -- Is there any way to get Microsoft DPM 2012 R2 back up domain clients that don't exist in DNS? We've got a (maybe) unique setup where our domain clients pull IPs from a DHCP that assigns them ...
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Hyper-V running out of MAC addresses? Any known issue?

Since some days for a customer of mine Hyper-V requires static MAC addresses to be assigned. Starting a VM with a dynamic MAC address results in a start errir; "No available MAC address for network ...
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Can't open DPM 2012 Console

I've got a DPM 2012 SP1 installation running on Server 2012 with a locally installed SQL Server 2008 R2 10.50.4000.0. DPM was an upgrade from DPM 2012 RTM, via an intermediary upgrade to DPM 2012 CU3, ...
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iSCSI devices added to storage server during DPM 2012 SPI backups

We have a Windows Server 2012 Failover cluster running a number of virtual machines. Storage for the cluster is provided by a Windows Storage Server 2012 instance and mapped to the nodes via iSCSI. In ...
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DPM thinks tape drives needs cleaning while info from driver doesn't

I have a Quantum Superloader 3 directly attached to a backup server running DPM 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2012 R2 fully updated. I have a problem where DPM keeps giving an event ID 3308: DPM could not ...
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DPM2010 / Windows 2012 - DCOM errors communicating with all agents

I just installed DPM 2010 on a Windows 2012 machine. Everything appears fine but then I try attaching an agent and the server can never communicate with any agent. I tried installing/uninstalling ...
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TFS 2012 Backups w/DPM

I have a few servers running (mixture of 2012 and 2012 R2) and am playing with Microsoft's DPM as a backup solution. One of the things it complained about during installation was ensuring the SQL ...
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DPM 2012 recovery point always shows “0KB used”

Quick question - why does it always show 0KB used against each of our protected volumes on DPM 2012? My understanding is that the replica volume contains the current full replica of the volume (F: ...
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What is the disk fault tolerance in Data Protection Manager 2012

I've installed System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1, created a Storage Pool assigning five hard disks. What would happen if one of those drive suddenly crash and become totally useless? Is ...
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Is it possible to backup an SQL Database hosted on an Azure VM, to our internal DPM2012?

I've got an SQL database on an azure VM (non domain) that i'd like to backup to our internal DPM 2012 server. I've installed the DPM agent on the Azure VM, setup DCOM to use only the ports 5000 to ...
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DPM 2010 inconsistent replica all the time

We are having problems to backup a Windows 2003 server using DPM 2010. We are backup about 40GB data but the replica will just use 90MB. it always reports the replica is inconsistent. The latest ...
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Excluding a SQL File Group from DPM Backup

I have numerous SQL 2012 databases that are being backed up by Microsoft's Data Protection manager (DPM) 2012. However, in each of these databases there is a specific file group that contains a large ...
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Recommended disk array for backup use with SCDPM? [closed]

I am trying to create a new disk array that will have two purposes: Archiving data long-term nightly backups This is replacing 10 TB configured across several consumer grade USB disks, Backup ...
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Data Protection Manager and SQL

We are currently using Data protection manager 2012 SP1 to back up our medical records database in SQL Server 2008 R2. The database server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 as a virtual machine with ...
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DPM 2012 running powershell script in task scheduler

I'm having a problem running a custom PS script I created to attach systems into the console. My PS script works when i'm running it interactively in the DPM Management Shell. I was referencing this ...
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DPM 2012 cannot create offsite backup of Exchange 2010

I am using System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager installed on a Windows Server 2012. I use the Azure DPM agent to upload offsite backups to Azure. I have an issue with Exchange 2010 (running in ...
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DPM 2010 Confusion

Ok, I'm very confused when it comes to DPM 2010. I have numerous physical and virtual machines (running Hyper-V), connected to a SAN via iSCSI and they are clustered. With DPM 2010, I want to be ...
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Unable To Remove DPM Agent

I have installed the DPM 2010 Agent on a windows server 2003 that act as a Secondary AD , now since it was depromoted i'm unable to get DPM to work. According to this : ...
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MS DPM - Slow performance of consistency check

I have a fileserver with an 8TB volume for which MS DPM is doing a consistency check, its now running 16 hours and it is probably less than 30% through the volume. Why is that so slow? My MS SQL ...
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How to auto mark tape as free in DPM 2012?

I have a backup server running System Center Data Protection Manager 2012, connected to a couple of tape drives (no library). I also have, of course, some tapes. Tape rotation is manual. The tape ...
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How to enable hardware VSS backups on a Clariion AX4-5i array?

I have a Hyper-V (2008 R2) cluster connected to a Clariion AX4-5i storage array (via iSCSI). The virtual machines are backed up using System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 running on a different ...
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DPM 2012 - recovering files - How?

Having installed DPM 2012 and created a protection group with a server and selecting a folder on that server when I come to do a recovery it seems I have to recover the whole folder. Am i missing ...
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Can I run SCVMM 2012 and SCDPM 2012 on the same server?

We have a small environment where a dedicated System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 server is used to back up everything; the server has no performance problems and plenty of hardware resources ...
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Active Directory disaster recovery with DPM

I have a sort of catch-22 question here. Suppose I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010 or 2012, it works the same way) to backup, amongst various other things, my Active ...
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Server 2008 R2 not visible in DPM 2007

I have a Dell PowerVault DP600 running Data Protection Manager 2007 on a Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 OS. The unit was delivered by Dell in this configuration. It has worked wonderfully for years, ...
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DPM 2012 Self Service Recovery tool

Trying to get DPM Self Service Recovery tool to work. i've installed the SSRT on client computer, but when i try to connect to the DPM Server i get an error ID:33107 Connection refused by DPM Server ...
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DPM 2010 End User Recovery Failing

I have DPM2010 installed and I am using End User Recovery. I did not initially set it up. It is working for a few folders and on the DPM server in Share and Storage Manager I can see the shares in ...
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Why is not DPM 2012 treating my tapes as free even if they should be?

I have a DPM 2012 server (but I've heard the same behaviour happens with DPM 2010) I'm using to backup my environment; it's connected to a single tape drive (no library), so tape rotation is manual. ...
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Restore more than 250 files using DPM 2010 and PowerShell

I've got what should be a fairly simple task: restore the following files from DPM: D:\inetpub\wwwroot\*\index.* I followed the instructions in this TechNet wiki and pretty much thought I had it. ...
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Setting up SMTP server (Windows 2008 R2) to use with Microsoft Data Protection Manager

DPM is installed on one of our servers - namely Datacenter. Essentially, there is no Exchange server in the domain, so we wanted to setup our own SMTP, and use a gMail account to forward ...