Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager

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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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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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Is continuous backup workable for shared flat-file databases?

I'm talking about a dataset containing hundreds of DBF-format data files in a shared location, some or all of which may be open or locked by multiple network users, and Microsoft's Data Protection ...
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Ok, We are ready to deploy our first Hyper-V server with 3 VMs. Just wanted to get other peoples thoughts on Microsoft SCVMM. Do we really need it with only 1 host server? It seems like a good option ...
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DPM Bare Metal Restore

We currently use Microsoft's Data Protection Manager (DPM) for backups in a relatively small environment, but I'm still worried about our main active directory server. I've been thinking that it'd be ...
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DPM 2010 has allocated 100% of our storage pool. What are our options?

Data Protection Manager 2010 has allocated 100% of our storage pool. We currently have all our protection groups set to 'automatically grow the volumes' [checkbox]. As we were trying to add a ...
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Change dead disk in DPM 2010

I was backuping data on an 1Gb hard drive with DPM 2010. This disk died but I replace it with another 1Gb hard drive. But I don't find how to recreate data structure on this new drive from previous ...
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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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Set up DPM to use hardware VSS Provider with EMC Clariion SAN

We recently purchased an EMC Clariion AX4 SAN and we're using it to provide storage for our Hyper-V virtual machines. I've already got the servers registered with it and configured the failover ...
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DPM 2010 iSCSI Mirror

We're using DPM 2010 for exchange backups, The backup Disk(s) are iSCSI attached drives from multiple NAS boxes. We'd like to mirror iqn.2009-07.com.example.example:RAID.iscsi4.vg0.iscsi05 onto ...
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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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SharePoint - Do DPM and SQL backups affect each other?

I am trying to clear up an ugly maintenance plan on SharePoint databases that happen to also be backed up by Data Protection Manager (which is setup to take snapshots at 15-minute intervals). The ...
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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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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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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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Use Microsoft DPM 2010 with Azure or Amazon S3?

Does anyone know of any software that hooks up with Microsoft's DPM 2010 or even the new 2012 to ship data to cloud storage providers like Azure or S3? We utilize D2D backups today but want a more ...
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Can DPM 2007 back up virtualized Domain Controllers?

I'm reading this article on caveats and best-practices for running DCs in VMs. It states that the only way to back up a virtualized DC would be to use Windows Server Backup on the guest, due to ...
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How to repeat failed tape backup attempt in DPM 2007?

How do you repeat a scheduled backup of a protection group if the first backup attempt failed (e.g. if there were no tapes in the library, or if there was an intermittent failure in the library or ...
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Backup Linux server onto windows server or DPM server/owner and rights in NTFS?

We are using a rsync based backup for our Lonux servers which is fantastic. We rsync all our Linux server onto our large Linux base samba fileserver. Unfortunately that server is completely outdated ...
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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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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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DPM 2010 RC Mailbox Recovery Fails

I am testing DPM 2010 with Exchange 2010. I am attempting to restore a single mailbox from a previous backup to a Recovery Database. I created and mounting the Recovery Database on the Exchange 2010 ...
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DPM server 2010 Attach agent error : administrator privileges missing?

I’m hoping you would be able to help me out with this little problem I’m having. I installed DPM 2010 in our test environment to test backups on Exchange 2010 servers. The environment includes : ...
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Can't delete server from DPM console

I made a mistake installing a DPM agent on one of my servers. I installed it as if it were on an untrusted domain, using the -isNonDomainServer option. This succeeded, even though the server was the ...
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MOSS 2007 recovery using Data Protection Manager

I'm trying to recover a part of SharePoint document library to a network folder. Sharepoint server already has a DPM agent and everything is backed up regularly. When I start recovery wizard in DPM,in ...
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Data Protection Manager Offsite Backup

Our current backup scheme is to backup all of our servers to a NAS device, and swap it out with another one occasionally. Of course, this is no fun to manage, so we've been evaluating Microsoft's ...
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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 - Performance when backing up Hyper-V Cluster

At my company we are backing up about 150 Hyper-v VMs in an Hyper-v cluster using CSVs (Windows 2008 R2). The space used by these VMs is about 18TB on SAN storage and 1GB network. We are using DPM ...
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Setup/Guidance/Troubleshooting DPM 2010 Bare Metal Backups

Having difficulties setting up Bare Metal recovery in DPM 2010. Does anyone know of a good guide/walkthrough to talk me through a basic setup? I have tried most of the DPM knowledge base without ...
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Can DPM 2007 back up Active Directory?

We're installing Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 - we'll be using it to back up Exchange and SQL Server among other things. Does anyone know if DPM can also back up Active Directory? It ...
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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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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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DPM Disaster Recovery

I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010, currently evaluating 2012) to backup my environment, and I have two questions about the disaster recovery process in the event of a ...
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Can DPM 2010 protect computers in a trusted domain when there is no forest trust relationship?

Scenario: DPM 2010 is installed in a domain in a forest, while the servers to be protected are installed in a different domain in a different forest. The two domains are child domains in their ...
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DPM won't synch due to a non-existent file

DPM 2007 Server with issue is Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition DPM is reporting that "DPM encountered an error while performing an operation for C:\program files\vexira ...
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Reliability of DPM with Windows Storage Server or large backups

We are successfully using DPM 2010 in a number of places, but in two sites we've been struggling with getting the backups to work. Both sites are backing up about 1TB of data and both from Windows ...
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Can DPM 2010 backup Exchange 2007 LCR enabled storage groups?

My organization is currently evaluating DPM 2010 RC for backing up Exchange 2007 storage groups. When selecting group members from the "Create New Protection Group" dialog, the only storage groups ...
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DPM 2007 clashing with existing SQL backup job

I've recently installed a DPM2007 server on Server 2003 and have set up a protection group against a server 2003 server running SQL 2005 SP3. The SQL server in question has a full backup (as a sql ...
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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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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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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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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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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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DPM 2010 Offsite AD Image configuration job reports access is denied

Update: I think I've identified the moment of the problem in procmon on the primary server and have put a small chunk of the procmon output here. http://pastebin.com/GGX8qczs We've set up an ...
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DPM 2010 Synchronisation with Exchange leads to odd error in Exchange Server Log

On each DPM synchronisation the following errors are logged on the exchange server Unable to update Mailbox SD in the DS. Mailbox Guid: 2ad8687a-a049-4db2-b8c2-86b493495c20. Error Code 0x8004010f ...
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Restore Virtual Machine from DPM2010 via powershell script

I need to restore a VM covered by DPM 2010 via powershell. I searched with google and it is kind of painfull to find no usefull documentation about DPM and Powershell. Parameters: - VMs are running ...