Windows Server 2003 Support Coming back to DPM 2012 R2

There hav been some grumbling since the release of DPM 2012 R2 as it dropped support for Windows Server 2003 even though Windows Server 2003 is still supported by Microsoft. You can see a glimpse of the communities feedback on this at this TechNet thread: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c425421b-b726-4125-82fc-beae8947722c/dpm-2012-r2-agent-update-on-windows-2003-server-x64?forum=dpmsetup Many environments out there (and usually not by the […]

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Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 released

Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for System Center 2012 SP1 has been released and is now available for download. This update rollup contains fixes for System Center App Controller, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager. Information about the fixes contained in UR3, along with the download links are tucked handily onto a single page in the Microsoft Knowledge...

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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Book Set to Release June 2013

Birmingham, United Kingdom, May 08, 2013 — Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager is a centralized data protection solution. DPM is used for data protection and recovery for Microsoft workloads. Data Protection Manager allows backup and recovery of Microsoft Workloads, including SQL Server, Exchange, Sharepoint, Client Computers, and Hyper-V. Enabling disk and tape-based backup methods, DPM also allows central management...

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When you think DPM has given up on you…

Last couple of weeks made my life shorter for at least a year. I don’t think I need to explain how I felt, when backups and restores with DPM stopped working and we made them work again in 2 days, were working for 4 more days, stopped working again, repaired them again and again and again. I had a feeling...

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New System Center Data Protection Manager email discussion list

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is being utilized in more and more places to ensure backups, redundancy, and provide for disaster planning and recovery.  And, after a great suggestion today from Erik Bennett, we’ve rolled out a new email discussion list focusing specifically on DPM. Jump out here to sign up for the new list:  http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/services/email-lists/

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Deduplication for Microsoft DPM using Crunch

With Microsoft DPM 2012 RTM and SP1 protecting deduplicated data on Windows Server 2012 volumes is possible but there is no deduplication on the DPM storagepool. This is a feature that has been needed and requested in the community for some time. DPM administrators have wanted a way to shrink the storage footprint for their DPMs. Now with BridgeSTORs newest...

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