Archive for the ‘System Center Data Protection Manager’ Category

In my sandbox I test a lot of solutions, management packs, integration packs and ideas. They don’t always work out the way expected 🙂 The result is that I often need to restore a database from backup. I use Data Protection Manager to protect my databases, Service Manager to order the restore and Orchestrator as the “doer”. In […]

DPM 2010 – SQL Server End-user recovery

Posted: 30th October 2009 by Anders Bengtsson in System Center Data Protection Manager

Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 (currently in beta) allows backup administrators to authorize SQL Server database owners to recover their databases without intervention from the backup administrator. To do this, the DPM administrator must create and manage DPM roles. A DPM role allows backup administrators to control what an end-user can recover and which instances […]

With SQL Server Audit, SQL Server 2008 introduces an important new feature that provides a true auditing solution for enterprise customers. While SQL Trace can be used to satisfy many auditing needs, SQL Server Audit offers a number of attractive advantages that may help DBAs more easily achieve their goals such as meeting regulatory compliance […]

You can configure DPM to run scripts before (pre) and after (post) each DPM backup job. This can used to prepare the data source for backup and also to start a service again after backup.  On each agent machine, in the DPM folder under \DPM\Scripting there is a file named ScriptingConfig.xml. This is the file […]

I installed a Microsoft Hyper-V Server a couple of days ago. Hyper-V Server is a version of Windows Server 2008 core that includes the Hyper-V role, all other roles are disabled. There is a new simple interface to configure the server. You can also use the Hyper-V MMC and System Center Virtual Machine Manager to […]

Protecting Exchange 2007 with DPM 2007

Posted: 21st September 2008 by Anders Bengtsson in System Center Data Protection Manager

This week I have been doing some tests with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM). Data Protection Manager 2007 is a member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products, the product family that I work primary with. Focused on the primary Microsoft server workloads, DPM 2007 was specifically built to protect and recover SQL […]

I have installed the System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) management pack for Operations Manager 2007 and notice that there are no reports included in the management pack, but there are a number of reports in the DPM 2007 Administrator Console. If you want to view these reports from the Ops Mgr console you can create a new Web Page […]

Bare Metal Recovery

Posted: 16th December 2007 by Anders Bengtsson in System Center Data Protection Manager

The DPM System Recovery Tool (SRT) is a tool within Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. SRT helps you recover a system that no longer start at all. Instead of having to first restore the operating system, then install alla patches, updates, applications and then restore the application backup, SRT can roll back a complete […]

I ran into a issue today with Data Protection Manager 2007. When I tried to create a new protection group and select members I got The Operation Failed bacuse of a protection agent failure Retry the operation ID: 998 Details Unknow error (0x80042318) (0x80042318) on the member I found this error Volume Shadow Copy Service […]

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