Category Archive: Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Feb 18 2015

Restoring failed Active Directory Domain Controllers

Just when you think everything is going well, disaster happens, and one or more of your domain controllers gets offline. This can happen due to a hard disk crash, a bad network card, file system corruption or corruption of the Active Directory database. Even if you have good backups somewhere on the shelf that’s only …

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Aug 18 2013

Backing up Domain Controllers using Windows Server Backup and DPM

This is happening people ! Domain controllers need backups, like any other server in your infrastructure, even if they replicate with one another. Backing them up is an easy job, but you need to know what kind of backups you need to perform. I know you just want to create an image server backup of …

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Feb 24 2013

Restoring Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases using DPM 2012

I know is bad when something in your infrastructure fails, and email is the worse one. All users start screaming, and calling that they can’t work anymore and can’t see their emails. Now, I like to think that I’m right, and you already have a backup of your Exchange databases, or this is not going to work. …

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Nov 24 2012

Backup Exchange 2010 Mailbox Databases with DPM 2012

Because you don’t want to lose your users mailboxes in the case of a server crash, you started thinking about backup. If DPM 2012 is your way to go, then read on, and I’ll show you how to backup those Exchange Mailbox servers. Using DPM you will have continuous protection of your data because transaction …

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Oct 21 2012

Installing Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 Agents

Before you can actually start to backup on your remote machines you need to install the DPM agent on those machines; and I’m talking about Windows machines. Right now DPM can’t backup Linux or other form of OS besides Windows using the built it agents, but there are some tricks over the internet on how …

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Jun 24 2012

Adding Disks and Tape Libraries to DPM 2012

To be able to use DPM after the installation, you need to add some disks and tapes on your server, to keep the backups. Without storage DPM is useless. Since I can’t afford a SAN, I will use for this demonstration an iSCSI connection from iSCSI StarWind Target. If you want more information about StarWind …

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Apr 15 2012

Installing System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2012

The new version of DMP brings us a new interface, and new goodies; backups are going faster, we have centralize monitoring, remote console, role based administration and other new and improved stuff. For full details about what’s new please visit this site. In this guide we are going to take care of the installation of …

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Feb 26 2012

Adding Disks and Tape Libraries to DPM 2010

Now that you have your DMP server installed, the next thing to do, is to add disks for your backups. You can use DAS (Direct Attached Storage) which are hard drives connected directly to your DPM server, iSCSI which is storage accessed through the network, Fiber Channel LUNs which is storage accessed trough fiber optic …

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Jan 06 2012

Installing Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) 2010

You have an Active Directory environment, you have Exchange, and some Sharepoint servers, and now you started thinking about backup. Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM from now on) is the right product for you. Now I don’t want to give DPM a 10, because better backup and recovery products exist out there, but for …

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