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PowerShell - Restoring Incremental SQL Backups from MABS (DPM)

I am a DBA trying to automate the restore process for databases backed up by Microsft Azure Backup Server. I am able to restore full backups, however, I cannot work out how to restore subsequent ...
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DPM 2016 System State Protection Windows Server Backup Event 19 2155413599

I am using Data Protection Manager 2016 and have configured "System State Backup" on a server. The server has the agent installed, Windows Server Backup feature enabled, and the configured ...
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DPM 2019 Synchronization failed: (ID 65 Details: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host (0x80072746))

I am using a System Center 2019 DPM as a backup server that is running on its own hardware. Besides other backups, it backs up files from a file server cluster. The file servers use a deduplicated ...
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Slow backup of data from file servers with System Center Data Protection Manager 2019

I have a virtual file server cluster of 2 VMs, where each VM is running with Windows Server 2019 (8 GB RAM, 8 vCPUs). The file servers store their data on a VHD set, which is formatted with NTFS and ...
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What size to create System Center DPM client protection disk storage allocation?

We're using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM 2019) to back up our client data. When creating a protection group with clients, DPM asks how much data each computer will be backing ...
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DPM breaking network connectivity to itself

I'm backing up a specific folder in a VM (server 2016) with DPM (SC2016). Both have all the updates installed, latest patch versions. I noticed that after the initial replica, the backups have been ...
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Where does DPM use space on a protected SQL Server?

I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2016 to protect SQL Server 2017 on Windows Server 2016. I believe that whenever DPM does a backup (synchronization or express full) it will ...
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Windows server on bare metal vs hyper-v regarding DPM 2010

Planning how to set up a newly purchased server. It is to be placed in my DMZ, hosting webapps only requiring a simple software stack of Java, Tomcat servlet container, and PostgreSQL database on top ...
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Storage recommendations for DPM 2016

I am looking for deploying DPM 2016 and want to use StarWind VTL for tape backups like described in this blog: The problem is that I do not know what storage would be best for DPM 2016. My backup ...
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Hyper-V virtual machine recovery checkpoint problems

One of my virtual machines, backed up by DPM, is repeatedly creating recovery checkpoints and exponentially increasing the storage space required on the host. Three servers involved: Server 2012 R2, ...
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Azure Backup Server error: ID 4501

I'm trying to set up a backup Windows VMs to Azure using Azure Backup. I have successfully installed Azure Backup Server to Windows Server 2016 VM and configure VMware vSphere VMs backup using the ...
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DPM 2012 R2 Server Migration - New Hardware

I have 2 DPM 2012 R2 servers (both physical with internal storage), one onsite (DPM1) and one offsite (DPM2). I need to migrate my onsite DPM server (DPM1) to a new machine. This is currently a ...
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DPM 2012 R2 Error 30231 - Exchange 2013 Protection Group

Hi all I seem to have an issue with DPM since I have changed over to new local disk storage. I have looked on the TechNet wiki here and the error we are getting is not listed - 30231. I have changed ...
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Migrate from DPM to Azure Backup Server (MABS)

We have been using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) for a number of years, with a few years of backup data. We would like to migrate to Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) and ...
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DPM for File Server - awfully slow?

Testing DPM 2016 now. I find it awfully slow for working on a file server (a million files, around 5tb of data - so something quite small). It looks like DPM is copying the files one by one to a vhdx ...
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ADAM (MSExchange) VSS Writer - Non-retryable error (when backing up with DPM, or makinng Hyperv checkpoint)

I have Exchange EDGE ROLE installed as VM on Hyper-v (Win 2016 std). When DPM 2016 tries to backup that VM I have an error that it is failing, I tracked the problem to inability to make VSS snapshot ...
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Backup SQL Azure database from the Cloud to on-premises (DPM?)

We currently backup our SQL databases in our data centre using Microsoft DPM. We are now putting some databases into SQL Azure ( SQL Azure Database ). How can we backup a database from the could to ...
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DPM 2012 Installation Error

We have windows server 2012 R2. Trying to install DPM 2012 R2 with SQL Std 2012 R2 Installed on server. Installed all prerequisite on server. All the SQL services are running. Here is the Error Log ...
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DPM backup of VM breaks SQL backup chain/timeline

DPM 2012R2. Hyper-V failover cluster with CSV on Windows Server 2012R2. Guest is also Windows Server 2012R2 with SQL Server 2014. All latest updates, update rollups, cumulative updates and some ...
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DPM Setup: The evaluation copy of DPM has expired. (ID: 3751)

When I evaluated System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM/SCDPM) TP5 I stumbled across this problem: Because TP4 was previously installed on this server, and expired, I couldn't start the TP5 setup:
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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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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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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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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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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 Exec ...
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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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