Tuesday, November 16, 2010

System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 QFE Rollup [KB 2250444]

There is a rollup packages for DPM 2010 available.

This hotfix rollup resolves the following issues:

  • You cannot protect the Microsoft Exchange Database Availability Group (DAG) on a secondary DPM 2010 server.
  • You are prompted to restart a client computer after you install an agent on the client.
  • DPM services crash, and you receive the error, "Unable to connect to the database because of a fatal database error."
  • MSDPM crashes, and event ID 945 is logged in the event log.
  • When you change a Protection Group, add a very large database, change the disk allocation, and then commit the Protection Group, DPM 2010 does not honor the user intent, and instead, DPM 2010 sets the sizes of replica and shadow copy volumes to the default sizes.
  • The Management tab does not link to information about the latest Microsoft Knowledge Base article for DPM 2010.
  • You receive the message, "Computers not synchronized," when you try to replicate DPM 2010 databases to a System Center Operations Manager.

* A reboot of the DPM server is required.
*The protected servers do not need a reboot.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Uninstall SQL 2005

After a successful upgrade from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010 you can safely remove the SQL 2005 instance. The steps are shown below. Steps are for a local instance of SQL.

1) Start Program and features. Find SQL 2005 and select uninstall

2) Select the MS$DPM2007$ instance, also select the Workstation Components and click next.

3) Check the confirmation window and click Finish.

4) On Windows 2008 R2 you could receive the message “the program has known compatibility issues” Click Run Program.

5) When you receive the error. The following applications should be closed before continuing the installation.

6) Stop all related SQL 2005 services
-SQL server (MS$DPM2007$)
-SQL server agent (MS$DPM2007$)
-SQL server Reporting service MS$DPM2007$)

7) Press retry and the de-installation will complete

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Datacenter disasters

A bit off-topic but I'm currently reading Jason Buffington’s book Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers. One of the paragraph’s in the second chapter status What Could possibly go wrong? This section encourage you to think about what could possible go wrong in your environment.
This made me curious on stories available on the internet (which I like to share)

For fun

Picture from continuitysolutionsgroup.com

Good datacenter disaster stories are actually hard to find. If you find one please add it the link to the comments

Monday, September 13, 2010

Windows 2008 (R2) system state fails due FSCVSSWriter

In a previous post we discussed the Windows 2008 (R2) system state backup failures because of a FSCVSSwriter issue.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        FSCVSSWriter
Date:          2-11-2009 17:36:17
Event ID:      11003
Task Category: (11)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      <server_name>
Description: Microsoft Forefront Protection VSS Writer failed when preparing for backup. Writer instance: FSCVSSWriter Error code: 0x00000000

The workaround in this post was to disable the FSCVSSWriter. With this workaround you will lose the functionality of the Microsoft Forefront Protection VSS Writer.

There is now a Hotfix Rollup 1 for Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange available that includes a fix for this issue. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2181692
----------------More details---------------

A system state backup fails while attempting to perform anything other than a full backup on a server running Forefront Protection for Exchange
A system state backup fails while attempting to perform anything other than a full backup on a server running Forefront Protection for Exchange.

The following will be generated within the Application Log:

Error FSCVSSWriter 11003

Microsoft Forefront Protection VSS Writer failed when preparing for backup. Writer instance: FSCVSSWriter Error code: 0x00000000

Warning VSS 8229

A VSS writer has rejected an event with error 0x800423f0, The shadow-copy set only contains only a subset of the

volumes needed to correctly backup the selected components of the writer.

Changes that the writer made to the writer components while handling the event will not be available to the requester. Check the event log for related events from the application hosting the VSS writer.

The hotfix role up is available on request here

APPLIES TO: Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Saturday, September 11, 2010

DPM cannot set up an e-mail subscription

In some cases (after a upgrade from RC to RTM for instance) the email subscription to reports is not working. Even when the SMTP Server settings are properly configured (on the SMTP server TAB under options) with a valid e-mail address. 


Test messages work fine and you receive warning and error alert messages. Still you receive the error below.

DPM cannot set up an e-mail subscription for this report. The information may be missing or incorrect. Click Options in the Actions pane, then click the SMTP Server tab, and provide the correct SMTP server name and e-mail address. ID: 3010


You should check if the SMTP server settings is correct set on the report server.

To configure report server e-mail using the Reporting Services Configuration tool
  1. Verify that the Report Server Windows service has Send As permissions on the SMTP server.

  2. Start the Reporting Services Configuration tool and connect to the report server instance.

  3. On the Email Settings page, enter the name of the SMTP server. This value can be an IP address, a UNC name of a computer on your corporate intranet, or a fully qualified domain name.

  4. In Sender Address, enter the name an account that has permission to send e-mail from the SMTP server.

  5. Click Apply.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Exchange 2010 DAG with secondary DPM server

When protecting a Exchange 2010 DAG on the Primary DPM server, you will not be able to select the DAG databases on the Secondary DPM server. This is by design.

Workaround: DPM supports protecting multiple copies of a database (one with express full & Incremental and remaining with copy backup ). You can protect the database copy in onsite from the primary DPM server and the database copy in offsite from the secondary DPM server in offsite.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Remove (untrusted) machines from agents tab

The uninstall agent option is not available for untrusted machines in DPM 2010. Therefore you need to remove the agents manually (Using uninstall program in control panel).

To remove the machine from the agent tab you need to use the remove-productionserver.ps1 Powershell script.


Attach untrusted machines using FQDN

DPM 2010 now supports protection of Workgroup machines and machines in untrusted domains. The agents needs to be installed manually after that you specify the DPM server with the setdpmserver command

In configurations where the name space of the DPM server is different then the name space of the protected server. It could be necessary to use the –productionServerDnsSuffix. This allows you to attach the DPM agents in the console using Full qualified DNS name instant of NETBIOS name. The –productionServerDnsSuffix should specify the FQDN of the protected server.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin>SetDpmServer.exe –dpm servername server01.domain.ad -isnondomainserver -username user01 -productionServerDnsSuffix dmz.local


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Recatalog an Expired Tape

By default you are unable to restore data from a expired tape. Also the recatalog option is disabled for expired tapesWhen a has expired in DPM 2007. But you can use the following work around.

1) In the DPM admin console select the TAB Library Management, Select the Tape and mark the tape as Free.

2) Select the tape again Unmark tape as Free

3) Now the option re-catalog imported tape is available

4) After the catalog is completed you should be able to restore data from the tape

Note: On the restore tab you will find the items under External DPM Tapes
When you use this option to restore a Exchange mailbox; On the restore tab you will be unable to drive down to mailbox level. It is also not possible to restore to the Recovery Store Group (RSG).

Friday, June 18, 2010

DPM vNext survey

With DPM 2010 just released this month, Microsoft is already thinking about the next release (Vnext).
your input is more then welcome. Share your thoughts on the Future Enhancements to DPM with the DPM Product Team.

Survey Link: http://connect.microsoft.com/site840/Survey/Survey.aspx?SurveyID=11130

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

SharePoint with multiple WFE servers

When starting protection of a SharePoint farm with multiple Web Front-End (WFE) servers, you need to perform additional step.
When you run the ConfigureSharePoint –EnableSharePointProtection command you might receive the following error in a environment with more then one WFE server.

Cannot start service SPWriter on computer '.'.
An error occurred while trying to start the Sharepoint Vss Writer.

In this case you first need to run the command:
C:\program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server extensions\12\bin\Stsadm.exe -o registerwsswriter

Note: The administrator credentials you provide for the Windows SharePoint Services farm must be a local administrator on the WFE server

More info: TechNet forum

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DPM Technet forum

System Center Data Protection Manager forum provides you an opportunity to join a community of DPM customers where you can share knowledge, get questions answered, and learn from others with IT environments similar to yours. Start by posting DPM related questions in the forum and leverage the knowledge available in the new forum community. There are a lot of feature experts from the community ready to help and ofcourse there are folks from Microsoft who design, build, test and support the product.

Link: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/dataprotectionmanager/threads

Monday, May 24, 2010

DPM 2010 SQL (Reporting) service crashes

Checking the event log of the DPM server I found the following errors.

----------error 1------------------
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Report Server Windows Service (MSDPMV3BETA1EVAL)
Date:          5/22/2010 5:55:58 PM
Event ID:      139
Task Category: Startup/Shutdown
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      xxxxxxx.c2ict.com
The application domain WindowsService_0 failed to start. Error: Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.EvaluationCopyExpiredException: The evaluation period for this instance of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services has expired.  A license is now required.
----------error 1------------------

----------error 2------------------
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Report Server Windows Service (MSDPMV3BETA1EVAL)
Date:          5/22/2010 5:55:58 PM
Event ID:      136
Task Category: Activation
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      xxxxxx.c2ict.com
The evaluation period for this instance of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services has expired.  A license is now required.
----------error 2------------------

----------error 3------------------
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Report Server Windows Service (MSDPMV3BETA1EVAL)
Date:          5/22/2010 5:55:57 PM
Event ID:      107
Task Category: Management
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      xxxxxx.c2ict.com
Report Server Windows Service (MSDPMV3BETA1EVAL) cannot connect to the report server database.
----------error 3------------------

The service manager shows also that the SQL and SQL reporting services could not start and stoppedimage

Checking the installed SQL instances shows that there is a second instance still active from the previous (beta) version of DPM 2010.

This instance can successfully be removed using the remove program wizard in the control panel.
Select remove.


Select the old/expired instance

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DPM 2010 upgrade Advisor

Now that the final version is (nearly) available for download it time to plan the upgrade.

There are various versions of Operating system, SQL and DPM from which you can upgrade to DPM2010. These different versions also require different upgrade scenarios. The upgrade advisor developed by the Microsoft DPM team can help you with that. Enter your current configuration and the upgrade path will be displayed.






 Download link to the DPM 2010 Upgrade Advisor

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Agent update failed

After installing the new Hotfix rollup package for DPM 2007 (KB979970) you have to update the agents. In my case this went fine for almost all agents.
Only the agents on the SharePoint servers had a nasty issue.

The (push) upgrade failed with the following error.


Agent Operation failed (ID 370)
The agent operation fauled because an error occurred wile running the installation program on <compter name> (ID 313). Details: The installation source for the product is not available. Verify that the source exits anf that you can access it (ox8007064c)
The local agent installation shows a same kind of error:

DPMAgentInstaller failed with errorcode =8007064c, error says: The installation source for this product is not available.  Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.

Check log files in [WINDIR]Temp\MSDPM*.LOG
Press Enter key to close the window
For this error messages it is not clear which installation files are missing.

The log MSDPMAgentPatchInstall.LOG (windir\temp) shows in more detail which files are required.
SI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:58:789]: SOURCEMGMT: Source is invalid due to missing/inaccessible package.
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:58:789]: Note: 1: 1706 2: -2147483647 3: dpmra.msi
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:58:789]: SOURCEMGMT: Processing net source list.
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:59:810]: SOURCEMGMT: Now checking product {07CCDE6A-1D92-2C9C-D091-9E682643ABCC}
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:59:810]: SOURCEMGMT: Attempting to use LastUsedSource from source list.
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:59:810]: SOURCEMGMT: Trying source C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8844.0\.
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:59:810]: Note: 1: 2203 2: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8844.0\dpmra.msi 3: -2147287037
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:59:810]: SOURCEMGMT: Source is invalid due to missing/inaccessible package.
MSI (s) (8C:D0) [13:27:59:810]: MainEngineThread is returning 1612

The agent upgrade requires the file dpmra.msi from the directory C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8844.0\.
This is actually the installation file from the current agent version (2.0.8844). The issue is that this directory does not exist on the server and the installation files are not in any other directory on the server.

Solution (workaround)
The only way I could get the required source files was installing the old agents files (2.0.8864) to (a temporary)machine. The source is available on the DPM server (\\dpmservername\c$\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8844.0).
When installing the agent a temporary directory is created on the machine (like: 4cf3806aac3ed28e02810670b5) copy during installation the files from this directory to temp directory.
Now you have a valid copy of the installation files. Copy these installations files to the server that fails to upgrade the agent (directory C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8844.0\) and retry the agent upgrade

Not a very nice solution, but at least it worked for me…

Monday, April 19, 2010


DPM2010 has been released to manufacturing. Announced at MMS !!!

Evaluation software will be available this week and full packaged product (and pricing) will be available by the end of May as it is released into the various Microsoft channels.  It will be generally available and on the Microsoft Price List by June 1

More on:

Great news (to bad I could not be there because of the Volcano thing)


Saturday, April 3, 2010

DPM 2007: Hotfix Rollup Package - KB979970

On March the 29th a new Hotfix rollup package for DPM 2007 has been release by Microsoft

Available here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979970

Information form the Microsoft website:

This hotfix rollup resolves the following issues:

  1. You may experience a crash in the Data Protection Manager engine when you run a tape job from a protected server.
  2. When you use the Data Protection Manager Management Console to browse Microsoft SharePoint Server recovery points or when you back up a SharePoint point to tape from disk, you receive the following error message:

    PrmDatasetDatasourceMismatchForArchiveOfSC (=30132)

  3. A SharePoint recovery point in a secondary Data Protection Manager has a different set of datasets than the corresponding recovery point in the primary Data Protection Manager.
  4. Alerts for standby continuous replication (SCR) servers are not displayed in Microsoft Operations Manager.
  5. Default disk allocations may grow unexpectedly for system state protection.
  6. When you restore a SharePoint site that contains a WEB host header to an alternate location, the site is restored to the default site.
  7. Shared Services Provider (SSP) database protection is blocked when one or more SSP names begin with the same SSP name.
  8. The server is slow, and time-out errors may occur, when you run a backup-to-tape job.
  9. Data Protection Manager-owned tapes are marked as unrecognized.
  10. Data Protection Manager cannot retrieve SharePoint catalog information. Therefore, item-level recovery is not possible for some content databases. Additionally, you may receive the following error code:


  11. You receive the following protection agent error code when bulk tape jobs cannot be completed successfully:


  12. You may experience a Data Protection Manager engine crash during backup to tape.
  13. The Data Protection Manager Management Console does not display recovery points before the year 2010 in some scenarios.

This hotfix rollup also includes all previously released hotfix rollups for Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1):


The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix rollup:
  • You must have System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 installed.
  • You must have critical update KB962975 installed

Saturday, February 20, 2010

DPM 2010 the story so far..

On the technet DPM team blog Prashant Kumar (Program Manager | DPM Team) wrote a post with a lot of interesting background information on DPM 2010.
He describes how some of the new features in DPM 2010 help you to meet you business SLA’s.

  • Automatic rerun of failed jobs;
  • Automatic consistency checks;
  • Automatic grow of DPM volumes;
  • Automatic discovery of SharePoint and SQL databases;
  • SLA reports.

Post can be found here

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dynamic Disk Hotfix

Quote from http://blogs.technet.com

A potential problem with Volume Manager on Windows Server 2008 systems may lead to data loss.

This hot fix is not DPM-specific.  However, because DPM servers do utilize dynamic disks, it is important to apply this hotfix on WS08-based DPM servers so that your backup-data is not lost from the DPM storage pool.

For more information please read the link below to the hot fix.

962975    Dynamic disks are marked as "Invalid" on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista when you bring the disks online, take the disks offline, or restart the computer if Data Protection Manager is installed


This hot fix does not apply to Windows Server 2008 R2

Friday, February 12, 2010

DPM 2010 RC documentation

As you might have noticed there is no documentation on DPM 2010 included in the RC download.

Download the DPM 2010 RC

Mike of Scug.be  has done a good job in making screen-shots of the upgrade from DPM 2010 beta to DPM 2010 RC.

This might saves you from  some headaches.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

SharePoint 2007 recovery point fails after Password change

There are many reasons why a SharePoint recovery point keeps failing. It also a good idea to check the logs on the Web front-end and SQL backend server.

In our case we found the following errors in the system log of the SharePoint Web front-end

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10004
Date: 10-2-2010
Time: 16:10:49
User: N/A
Computer: <server_name>
Description: DCOM got error "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password. " and was unable to logon <account_name> in order to run the server:{


Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 10-2-2010
Time: 18:14:55
User: N/A
Computer: <server_name>
Description:DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service vds with arguments "" in order to run the server:

Reason / Cause
In our case this error was caused by a Password change of the account we used (a long time ago) to configure SharePoint protection.

After you change the password of the account you used for the ConfigureSharePointProtection, you need to run the commands again on the SharePoint Web Front-end machines.

ConfigureSharePoint –EnableSharePointProtection
ConfigureSharePoint –EnableSPSearchProtection
All available commands: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd441708.aspx

Sharepoint 2007 Protection error

When you try to add a SharePoint farm to a DPM protection group you may get the error below.

The operation failed because an error occurred while enumerating the data source for Virtual SSP Writer.
Check to see that the data source specified in the error message is online and accessible.
ID: 921
Details: The system cannot find the path specified (0x8007003)


You will receive this error when trying to expand the SharePoint Front-end server.

Resolution \ Cause:
The might be caused by a missing MTATempStore$ share on your SharePoint frontend server. Check if the directory %program files\Data Protection Manager\Temp is shared as MTATempStore$. The default permission is Everyone full control. This can be changed as long as the account you used for configuring the WssCmdletsWrapper has access to the Share.
Now you can retry to add the SharePoint farm to the Protection group

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

DPM 2010 Storage Calculators

Storage is the most essential part of the hardware for Data protection Manager. In most cases you will use disk for your short term protection.

But how many disk space to you need?
To answer this question Microsoft has developed three Excel calculation sheets (still in draft) for: Exchange, SharePoint and Hyper-V

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Example 1: Hyper-V Calculation

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Example 2: Exchange Protection

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Example 3: SharePoint protection

As you can see in the examples above, the sheets calculate more then only the required disk space. It also calculate the number of DPM servers required, hardware for DPM server needed. Configuration of the DPM server; like page file and Database size. You will also find an estimated backup and recovery time for your protected servers.

The sheets are available at the Microsoft download site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c136c66c-bd4a-4fb1-8088-f610cd02dc51

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate – now available

Download the DPM 2010 RC

The RC version of DPM 2010 is now available for download – Lets get started

System State back-up fails – part x

The system state back-up fails on a Windows 2008 server with SQL 2005 installed.

The error message on the DPM server is a bit confusing

DPM failed to create the system state backup. If you are trying to create the system state of a Windows 2008 Server operating system, verify that the Windows Server Backup (WSB) is installed, and that there is enough free disk space on the protected server to store the system state. (ID 30214 Details: Internal error code: 0x809909FB)

There is enough free space available and the system state back-up worked before, this confirms that the Windows Server backup application is successful installed.

The first steps of troubleshooting are: kicking off the system state back-up locally on the protected server and checking the event log

Stating the system state backup locally should be done from the command line interface:
wbadmin start systemstatebackup -backuptarget:x
(x – should be replaced with the drive letter where you like to store the system state backup)

In our case this local back-up fails as well. Surprising is that; we did not select the SQL database to be included in the back-up but the application log is still full with SQL backup errors.

An overview of errors

Log Name: Application
Source: SQLinstance
Date: 5-2-2010 10:53:51
Event ID: 18210
Task Category: (2)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
Computer: servername.domain.ad

Description:BackupMedium::Report Error: write failure on backup device '{18C03E39-BD81-4166-8BE1-230C4343980F}6'. Operating system error 995(error not found).

Application error 1

Log Name: Application
Source: SQLVDI
Date: 5-2-2010 10:53:51
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: servername.domain.ad

Description:SQLVDI: Loc=SVDS::CloseDevice. Desc=Abort detected. ErrorCode=(0). Process=3072. Thread=5916. Server. Instance=xxxxxxx. VD=Global\{18C03E39-BD81-4166-8BE1-230C4343980F}4_SQLVDIMemoryName_0.

Application error 2

Log Name: Application
Date: 5-2-2010 10:53:51
Event ID: 24583
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: servername.domain.ad

Description:Sqllib error: OLEDB Error encountered calling ICommandText::Execute. hr = 0x80040e14. SQLSTATE: 42000, Native Error: 3013

Error state: 1, Severity: 16
Source: Microsoft SQL Native Client
Error message: BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
SQLSTATE: 42000, Native Error: 3202
Error state: 2, Severity: 16
Source: Microsoft SQL Native Client
Error message: Write on "{18C03E39-BD81-4166-8BE1-230C4343980F}2" failed: 995(error not found)

Application error 3

Log Name: Application
Source: SQLinstance
Date: 5-2-2010 10:53:51
Event ID: 3041
Task Category: (6)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
Computer: servername.domain.ad

Description: BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE <DATABASENAME>. Check the backup application log for detailed messages.

Application error 4

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Date: 5-2-2010 10:53:55
Event ID: 521
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Computer: servername.domain.ad

Description:Backup started at '5-2-2010 9:52:41' failed as Volume Shadow copy operation failed for backup volumes with following error code '2155348129'. Please rerun backup once issue is resolved.

Application error 5

The errors in the application log indicate that there is an issue with the SQL databases which causes the SQL VSS-writer to fail during the system state back-up.

This can be confirmed by stopping the SQL services and try the system state backup again. Now the back-up is successful.

One of the SQL database is causing the SQL VSS-writer to fail. Application error 4 shows which database is causing the issue.

In our case we contacted the SQL application error, who did his magic. (I do not have the details).

After this the System state back-up is successful

Monday, February 8, 2010

DPM2010 RC is baked

News is spreading quickly

Image from twitter.com

Is your VMware snapshot application consistent ??

When using Hyper-V (R2) as your virtualization solution it is likely that you will use DPM 2010 as your backup solution. When using DPM 2010 to protect the Hyper-V parent\host it is able to create consistent backups of application\database which are running inside the child machines. I will explain how this works in one of my next posts.

But which solution should you use for Vmware image backups and what are the pitfalls.
My colleague Marcel van den Berg  (UP2V ) writes about it on his blog post: Is your VMware snapshot application consistent ??
Maybe a bit off-topic here. But it never hurts to broaden your horizon

Also from his hand: Overview of image level backup solutions for VMware vSphere

Friday, February 5, 2010

TechNet Webcast: Monitoring, Backing Up, and Restoring Exchange Server 2010 with System Center (Level 300)

Microsoft System Center helps you get the most from your mission-critical messaging infrastructure with management solutions that enhance the availability features built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. In this webcast, we look at how System Center can improve the health and availability of your servers running Exchange with the Exchange Server 2010 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2007 and Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007. System Center has application awareness built into its management solutions to help deliver guidance and best practices to Exchange administrators, ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are met and saving organizations money.

Presenters: Leslie Kitz, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Jon LeCroy, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Start Time:
Wednesday, March 03, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Microsoft System Center.

IT Generalist.

60 Minutes

Register here

Thanks to Marnix: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 15, 2010

DPM 2010 RC: Release date

Just attended the webcast on the DPM 2010 release candidate. Great session…

The session is available for download here

The RC version of DPM 2010 will be release by Microsoft early Februari

Good news is that the current beta version can be upgraded to the RC version and later on to the final version.

New in the Release candidate (in compare to the beta)

  • Support for workgroup machines !!!
  • Active directory protection
  • SQL end-user recovery

Blogs about the webcast

Thursday, January 14, 2010

DPM2010 RC Webcast Q&A

Below an overview of the questions asked diuring the DPM2010 RC webcast and the response from the Microsoft DPM team

Question: woohoo! So there is no reason we cant "go live" with 2010 when the RC comes out?
Answer: Absolutely. We'd love that.
Question: We went live with 2010 beta because 2007 beta let you upgrade to RC and release. Couldn't find info on if this is the case with 2010, can you awnser that? Not a huge issue if we have to reset our disk to disk but it would be nice :). Thanks!
Answer: You can upgrade Beta -> RC -> RTM
Question: Will virtual tape backups still be available in 2010
Answer: VTLs remain supported
Question: When will DPM 2010 RC be released?
Answer: Early February
Question: Will ILR still require the Hyper-V role on Win2008 R2 with the DPM RC?
Answer: Yes. We depend on the Hyper-VVHDdriver
Question: The beta has changed the behaviour for Windows clients - they now have to be in a separate protection group, and they have no system state backup. Is this a permanent change?
Answer: Yes, that is a permanent change.
Question: Will DPM 2010 support backing up to USB drives without having to purchase 3rd party software?
Answer: No. We will take that feedback in the next release. With third party products like CristaLink FireStreamer will work in DPM 2010。
Question: is 2010 going to support iron mountains offsite solution? and if so, is iron mountain just basically using a secondary dpm server at their location, or do they have something beyond that?
Answer: yes. DPM 2010 will continue support with IRM offsite solution. They have a different backup technology for offsiting and dont have secondary DPM server on the cloud
Question: Hi, Is there any improvements in management of tapes in DPM 2010? In 2007 is very little configuration you can do, not very flexible...
Answer: We have made substantial investments in tape backup reliability and have made incremental feature investments. In case you are passiobate about any feature in particular please drop a note in the DPM Newsgroup
Question: When can we expect RTM?
Answer: RC - Feb first week. RTM - Spring 2010
Question: We're advising clients to use DPM 2010 now as part of our designs; will the final retal version require any reinstallations if running Release Client?
Answer: Nope. Seamless upgrades
Question: Any chance the console will allow installation on a remote server for management, to avoid the RDP shuffle?
Answer: You could use the RemoteApp functionality in Windows Server 2008 to view the console remotely rather than logging on explicitly
Question: Is Exchgange 2003 support going to be bettern (no need to copy dlls, easier and more robust recovery of mailboxes)?
Answer: The E2K3 support remains the same. We cannot redist Exchange binaries.
Question: Can I test a 2010 DPM server in an environment already using 2007?
Answer: Yes
Question: can i make an inplace upgrade from beta to rc to RTM?
Answer: Yes
Question: is it possible to backport scripts from 2010 to 2007?
Answer: Most of them should just work. Few extensions.
Question: Are there any additional features/functionality in 2010 vs 2007 regarding backing up the DPM server with third-party tape backup applications (such as IBM TSM)? It seems to be a common scenario that the windows systems group uses DPM and then the enterprise backup group backs that up with a 3rd party system.
Answer: DPM 2010 comes with the DPM writer which allows backup up the DPM data in the DPM storage Pool to tape use a Tape Archival product of your choice
Question: Can Jason really talk underwater? :-)
Answer: Of course he can :)
Question: Does the Beta version backup Exchange 2010 DAG?
Answer: Yes it does.
Question: Will DPM 2010 also require a recidilous amount of free space on Windows 2008 R2 to make a System State backup?
Answer: Yes. No change on that.
Question: Are there significant improvements in reporting? Reporting was one of the areas that was pretty lacking in 2007 as far as getting information about what the current status of things is as well as what happened in the past. Such as tape backups, when they happened, what size backups were etc etc.
Answer: We've extended some support. You can use the DB Views to build more reports.
Question: Two take issues I experience with the 2007 version were not being able to exlude an days from longer term backs to tape to prevent weekend tape creation, and DPM not being aware of write protected tapes in a library. Have either of these been addressed?
Answer: Both of them are addressed :)
Question: I cannot hear anything am i not suppose to>
Answer: please signout and sign back in
Question: Can we download the slides? I don't see them in the Live Meeting "handout".
Answer: Please do a right click and select the Print option
Question: where can i find a listing of all 2010 scripts that will work & supported on 2007?
Answer: THere is no such list. However most Powershell cmdlets have been extended and not broken.
Question: In the beta, it looks like from Hyper-V, if you set a backup to use a snapshot method, if over time something happens where DPM decides it can't use that any longer, DPM will flip to a save-state method. There doesn't appear to be a way to tell it to just error out so that it won't take down critical VMs. Is that still the case going forward?
Answer: backing up using saved state does not bring the VMs.
Question: this may not be within the scope of this webinar, but do you know if any dpm clients dont use tapes at all and just use the iron mountain solution for off site storage?
Answer: yes. Several customers use DPM DR as replacement for tape. Some use cloud backups form IRM as well.
Question: Will DPM2010 be able to protect SQL DB's in a failover cluster?
Answer: Yes of course
Question: Does it support SBS2003? Or work if it's "not supported"?
Answer: Supported
Question: Will Microsoft provide the cloud based DPM server?
Answer: Yes. In the works. Not in DPM 2010.
Question: backing up Hyper-V is there any pausing of the VHD?
Answer: Hyper-V backup has two types of backup - Save state and Child partition. Save state backup needs to save the VM, backup and restore state of VM. Child partition backup works without causing any downtime of VM.
Question: I was very disappointed with the updates to DPM 2007 with things like Exhange 2010 support. I love DPM 2007 and am looking at upgrading but am concerned about the lack of timely updates for DPM 2007. Every other vendor has a current product out that supports Exchange 2010 except for DPM. What is the teams commitment to keep updates for new Microsoft products when they are released as apposed having to wait for a while new version?
Answer: Totally committed. DPM 2010 has first class support for E2010
Question: [private] Wow, congrats... 300+ attendees...
Answer: Thanks!
Question: Is there any implementation of tape pools that can be set up and allocated to specific protection groups. For example if I have 3 LTO4 tapes in a library can I make sure that only my Exchange protection group uses them versus the 4 LTO3 tapes that I would like used for my file server protection group? (IM so tired of DPM 2007 randomly picking free tapes from the library)
Answer: We have kept the design simple. Thanks for the feedback. We will keep it in mind for the next release.
Question: Is bare metal recovery now fully integrated? Does it support SIS for Win2k8+?
Answer: yes. BMR is now integrated in DPM 2010. However, SIS is not supported for it.
Question: Will DPM 2010 support decreasing the size of the replica and recovery point volumes without having to completet delete the backup and recreate it?
Answer: Yes, DPM 2010 provides ability to shrink volumes as well
Question: Thanks. Wasn't on the list :-)
Answer: :)
Question: Will the RC be available early to MSDN or Technet subscribers?
Answer: Will be a public download
Question: DPM historically has gone "overkill" for us on the recommended size for Exchange volumes. Is this being tuned downward?
Answer: Yes. We've addressed this based on feedback
Question: In DPM 2007, all agent machines need to be Domain-Joined. Is this still required in DPM 2010?
Answer: Workgroup and untrusted domains are supported in DPM 2010
Question: Is SharePoint item level recovery possible for MOSS2007 without the Recovery Farm? It sounded like this was only for MOSS 2010.
Answer: Only MOSS 2010. Needed work from Sharepoint product.
Question: what is SAP?
Answer: "System Analysis and Program Development
Question: Will disks be able to be used as long-term storage?
Answer: You can use disk for long term with solutions like FireStreamer
Question: How about file grain recovery for exchange down to the indiviudal messages
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: Restore emails with a mailbox in Exchange or just the whole mailbox?
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: If using VSS hardware providers with DPM2010, which are installed on the Hyper-V host + the hotfix, will we need a hardware snapshot license for the storage?
Answer: Typically you would need a license - depending on your SAN vendor
Question: Splitting a SQL server backup between protection groups (in the beta) causes auto-protection to be disabled. Excluding a DB also causes this. Will either or both be addressed?
Answer: The behavior remains same.
Question: If I am backing up Hyper-V hosts can I restore specific SQL databases as well as items?
Answer: You can restore the files and mount them.
Question: Is there support for long term backup to disk only elminating the need for tape?
Answer: You can achieve this by using software like FireStreamer which virtualizes disk as tape
Question: will you support remote administration? currently the DPM MMC cannot be run or installed on remote clients
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: Is it now best practice to split Exchange and SQL backups to separate protection groups from your file workloads?
Answer: Doesnt really matter. PGs should define protection policy intents.
Question: WIll data colocation on disk be covered on this presentation?
Answer: Any specific questions?
Question: DPM 2007 required two way trust across domains to protect SQL, is this still the case?
Answer: DPM 2010 will support backup with one way trust as well
Question: Can you restore a single mailbox item for the user with DPM 2010?
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: On my previous question, backing up a 200 GB VM via save state will cause it to stop responding to pings and the outisde world for a matter of minutes. If it's a web server hosting a production site, that's very important. We've seen issues where if a computer really needs a defrag or is low on free space, DPM will flip from the snapshot method to save-state. It is very important that we have an option to not force this to be automatic. You didn't answer the question of if such an option will exist.
Answer: DPM does not have the capability to control the type of backup for a VM. Its determined by the Hyper-V VSS writer.
Question: Will Bare Metal Recovery use VSS the same way as the System State? Will this have the same problem of using a ridiculous amount of space on the DPM server?
Answer: Bare Metal Backups will go directly to DPM server without a staging space on the protected machine
Question: When doing DPM to DPM protection it is very cumbersome to select the datasources from the first DPM server to be protected on the second. Could you make that easier?
Answer: Lots of perf and usability improvements in DPM 2010
Question: Just to clarify - SQL backups will have auto-protection only if you have it within a single protection group, and don't exclude any databases?
Answer: Yes
Question: Is it ok if I run DPM server as virtual machine on Hyper-V and install Hyper-V role inside guest for ILR?
Answer: You cannot enabled Hyper-V role inside a VM.. and hence ILR wont work
Question: we have 2 data centers, both with production data. will 2010 support the dpm servers in either data cetner backing up the other as sort of a dual primary/secondary role? or will we still not have secondary protection at one of our two data centers?
Answer: Yes. Cyclic protection is supported in DPM 2010.
Question: Any Tape Management enhancements in DPM2010?
Answer: Any specific asks?
Question: will hyper-v item level include the ability to restore System State as well as individual files?
Answer: Only files within the vhds can be resotored.
Question: Can we clarify the bare metal recovery optionss? DPM 2007 (v2) requires SRT. I can see bare metal recovery as an option in the DPM console in the demo... however the presenter mentioned SRT will still be required for Server 2003 clients.
Answer: For Windows Server 2008 and above, it is supported in DPM as shown in the demo. For Windows Server 2003, you'll need SRT
Question: With DPM 2010, will it be possible to only backup Calendars in Exch 2010?
Answer: DPM backs up at the granularity of Exchange databases
Question: I'm asking for tape library partitioning
Answer: Hardware partitioning will work seamlessly. Also Library Sharing between multiple DPMs is supported.
Question: We've been hitting the limits with the maximum amount of provisioned recovery points - is this limit still there on 2010?
Answer: With W2K8 R2...that limit goes up!
Question: Removing libraries used to be a problem. Is that possible in DPM2010?
Answer: No known issues.
Question: The beta does not have a concept of "enabling secondary protection" on a primary. You just go in and tick it as part of a protection group. This presently can cause a crash if you select a non-existent host (which will show up if you've previously backed it up and then disable it). There seems a level of sloppiness in the approach, although I appreciate endeavours to make it faster and more streamlined. Is this undergoing continued improvement before RC/RTM?
Answer: thanks for teh feedback. I am not aware of a crash in that flow and sorry for the trouble. please do post on our newsgroup with the details of the issue and we'll look into it
Question: Are you aware on any partners that will provide integration for Vmware virtual machines?
Answer: We are not aware of any.
Question: Can we expect support for SQL Server 2008 R2 and Essential Business Server 2008 R2 as soon as they are RTM?
Answer: Yes
Question: Autogowing volumes is sweet :-)
Answer: thanks :)
Question: If you remove a VM from Virtual Machine Manager, it deletes the VM configuration, the VHD as well as the cluster resource group and its resources. When you recover the VM to its Original Location, it fails because it cannot find the cluster resource group. Is this fixed?
Answer: The way to restore such a VM in DPM2010 has changed. Recovery the VM through the alternate location flow and once the recovery is complete, make the VM highly available.
Question: does dpm2010 support GPT disks and is there a specific size limit?
Answer: Yes. All supported limits.
Question: volumes shrink is supported?
Answer: Yes. For Recovery Point volumes
Question: I did not observe co-location for file workloads in the beta - only SQL. Is this new?
Answer: This is suppported only for client computers, SQL and Hyper-V workloads
Question: What are the criteria as to whether data can be collocated or not?
Answer: SQL, Hyper-V, Clients
Question: What are replica volumes?
Answer: DPM volumes are of two types - Replica volumes and Recovery point volumes. Replica volumes contains the actual data which is backed up and the Recovery point volume contains the different point in times of the data.
Question: I take it we can't fine tune the percentage at which the Auto-Grow Volume increases. Is that correct?
Answer: 25% or 10GB whichever is greater. We dont want too many grows since it affects the system.
Question: and replica?
Answer: not supported by VSS without losing snapshots.
Question: Great job answering questions guys!
Answer: Thanks :)
Question: I've been using the Beta for quite some time now. I receive error messages by mail when autogrow grows a volume, or when i change the manual selection in the client backup. Will this change in the RC?
Answer: Not an known issue. What is the error you get?
Question: For tape backup, is there any plan for an option to both encypt and compress data, or is that just not possible/too high of overhead?
Answer: Correct
Question: Is this the RC?
Answer: Yes. Close enough to it. RC is under final testing.
Question: Will there be an OpsMgr Management Pack available when DPM 2010 ships?
Answer: Yes. Of course.
Question: VM recovery to Original Location in DPM2010 beta works fine, as long as the cluster resource group is still available. But this is what VMM2008R2 deletes.
Answer: in that case use the alternate location recovery to the shared storage and them make the VM highly available using Failove rcluster.
Question: What is the upgrade story from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010?
Answer: In place and seamless for W2K8 upwards on X64
Question: It used to be possible to restore from tape on a DPM secondary, which could accelerate a rebuild. However the DPM volumes don't seem to be browseable from with DPM anymore - so can't do the tape restore. Is this no longer going to be possible?
Answer: Media Load is still supported. In the DPM 2010 console the path to the storage location for the datasource is listed.
Question: When is the anticipated release of RC?
Answer: First week of Feb
Question: Does DPM 2010 still require anti-virus software to delete rather than quarantine/flag suspect files to avoid replica corruption issues?
Answer: Continue on failure will jump over these files
Question: We are no longer using slow, expensive tape for long-term storage, so 20th century, and would prefer to not use FireStreamer. Is there support for long-term disk based storage on the roadmap?
Answer: Firestreamer is a VTL that writes to disk
Question: I only have a copy of the data @ the data center using a different copy mechamise I do not have DPM as of yet will I have to go back to the remote servers or can I use the current copy of the files.
Answer: DPM provides manual replication which allows you to copy the data to DPM replica volumes manually and then you can run a consistency check to synchronize any changes between the data of the protected machines and DPM
Question: Will we a list of all the questions being asked?
Answer: The Q/A will be available later after the webcast
Question: everyone is looking for a "tape drive killer" type product. will dpm 2010 fit the bill ? i'd rather not use tapes at all for long term storage.
Answer: Secondary DPM protection is an answer.
Question: How many times will the consistency check fire in a row if it still fails?
Answer: fires only once automatically
Question: DPM is by far the best backup product I have ever used (and I've used a huge number). Please keep up the great work!
Answer: Thanks!
Question: dpm 2010 appears to be an OS type setup is that correct?
Answer: Its an application setup. Not sure if we understand the question.
Question: Does DPM 2010 do data deduplication?
Answer: DPM uses VSS technology which de-duplicates the data substantially - especially for longer retention periods as only the delta changes are stored though the entire volume view at different times are recreated.
Question: but the secondary still needs to backed off to tape, right ?
Answer: the Secondary can have coarser backup frequency and offer much longer range of retention.
Question: Could you elaborate just a bit on the "continue on failure" functionality, please?
Answer: If a file fails backup, we jump over and report a warning but give a backup.
Question: How will be Windows cliens licensed?
Answer: It will be much cheaper than the server licenses - much cheaper than the OS license for sure :)
Question: Does 2010 support any type of deduplication?
Answer: DPM 2010 provides storage optimization in terms of how different recovery points are stored in the minimum space possible. But it does not support dededuplication across machines.
Question: If we upgrade from DPM2007 SP1 to DPM2010 RC, can existing SQL database backups be consolidated into a "collocated" storage volume?
Answer: You'll need to stop protection and put them into a new protection group
Question: The Enterprise Vault filter is shown as incompatible. It works fine if you add it to the exclusion in the registry, rather than using the consistency check method of backup. You also need to set EV to not allow DPMRA.exe to recall files, but otherwise there are no issues. While it doesn't make sense to add this in with DPM, could the dev/support teams work to provide more guidance on these kinds of scenarios for admins?
Answer: DPM 2010 has a file system filter model and will not need this.
Question: longer than 64 days VSS default ?
Answer: DPM 2010 provides 64 recovery points for files and 512 recovery points for applications.
Question: Would you advise SystemState backups in a seperate PG or in the same group as the other disks and data?
Answer: System State backups typically have a different / non-frequent backup protection intent. So separate PG would be recommended.
Question: Why isnt there a movement to make all System Center console similar in navigation. In my opinion the dev team should follow the Ops Mgr standard.
Answer: THanks for the feedback!
Question: This is GREAT thanks alot!
Answer: Thanks for the support!
Question: If a protected server crashes, will DPM 2010 still fail the replica (inconsistent) and require a consistency check with a "server restarted unexpectedly" message?
Answer: Yes, a consistency check will be required in this case
Question: Can laptops be backed up through the Internet or do they require a VPN/WAN connection?
Answer: Yes
Question: Will there be any limitations on how much data and retention period with Dpm Online to Windows Azure?
Answer: Still in limited Beta.
Question: will there be a better possibilities in DPM 2010 to import and catalog tapes of which the retention date is expired?
Answer: Recatalog flows remain the same. Any feedback on them?
Question: DPM is our first choice for customers and I am very glad the product is really improved. Congratulations!
Answer: Thanks!
Question: As part of the SPLA program, can we put a DPM server at the customer's site for providing off-site backup? We host their servers here at our hosting facility?
Answer: The question is not entirely clear. DPM does provide offsite backup using tape or secondary DPM server.
Question: is it possible to do a full backup from the clients ? and then do a BMR when a machine needs to be replaces so all programs and settings will be included
Answer: Thanks for the feedback... We're supporting data backup in this release
Question: Clarification to the previous question, laptops can be backed up through the Internet?
Answer: Laptops can be backed up over VPN
Question: Does DPM2010 work together with DirectAccess for seamless backups?
Answer: On the roadmap. Being considered in DPM 2010.
Question: Is there any improvement in error reporting of tape backups? In 2007 I occasionally have a tape job fail and there is no record of the failed job in 'alerts' or etc to be able to re run the job. Is there some kind of job log that woudl allow you to re-run any previously scheduled tape backup job?
Answer: Any job failure should create an alert. If you have seen DPM 2007 eat up an alert, please write to us on the DPM newsgroups or open a support case. we will take a look.
Question: Can I configure the DR DPM-server that I have offsite to continously only store the latest backup since that is what I need in a DR scenario?
Answer: You should be able to set the retention time on the secondary DPM server to 1 day
Question: If there is a client on a laptop that is using DirectAccess server, will the backup still require a VPN?
Answer: We are looking into support for DirectAccess. there are some issues in the beta that prevents this from working
Question: Why does DPM require a consistency check when the server crashes? VSS issues? If our server with five volumes each at 2 terabytes crashes, requiring a CC on all volumes, this is a big deal for us...
Answer: The kernel mode filter which tracks changes will lose some changes. Are server crashes common?
Question: I know that FireStreamer is a VTL and writes to disk, but why require that product to archive to disk? Why can't it be an included option for long-term storage to go directly to disk, just like short-term storage does?
Answer: thanks for the feedback... we'll look into that for our next release
Question: Yes....? It works over Internet? If so this raises the security/firewall question. DPM works over random ports unless painfully configured in DCOM.
Answer: We support backup over VPN
Question: Are there plans for DPM to eventually be able to do deduplication across multiple machines/vms?
Answer: On our roadmap.
Question: DirectAccess support in DPM 2010 would be great!
Answer: Appreciate the feedback.
Question: will there be changes for licensing from 2007 to 2010
Answer: The final licensing details have not been finalized yet.
Question: Can the restore of client backup data be redirected to a different PC?
Answer: Yes. Both by admin and by end user too who owns that data :).
Question: Can i update my DPM 2007 SP1 directly to DPM2010 RC (in place upgrade) without any projected loss of data/protection groups, etc?
Answer: yes
Question: in my case, sometimes when there is a lot of data to be backed up, the synchronization will run for a while, and fail, and will report data inconsistency
Answer: You should see big improvements in DPM 2010.
Question: Have you added more statistics about backup, replication times, disk I/O used etc. Any reporting improvements?
Answer: We have a new report that allows you to view your recovery point status based on an "SLA" you want
Question: Are inplace upgrades possible from Beta to RC?
Answer: yes
Question: What is the difference between Synchronization frequency and Recovery Points? I thought every synchronization was a recovery point.
Answer: In applications which have logs/incrementals...you are right. In files, you sync more often but recoveries can only happen from shadow copies (recovery points)
Question: when backing up clients, if there are multiple users on one computer, and i specify DPM to backup My Documents folder. Will it backup My Documents folder for all users automatically?
Answer: Yes
Question: is the data that copied over to DPM a word document remains a word document ....
Answer: yes
Question: If a file is open on the client (like an Outlook .pst), will the backup be taken from shadowcopy so that it can backup the locked file?
Answer: yes
Question: i may have missed this...is client support available for xp, or only windows 7?
Answer: XP, Vista, Win7
Question: Does it works with Direct Access
Answer: On our roadmap. Being considered for DPM 2010.
Question: Is it possible to backup clients over the internet by opening specific ports on a firewall?
Answer: We support backup over VPN
Question: With SCCM, there is the consideration of "Internet Based Management" which includes downloading applications and things from the internal environment. Are there future plans to allow a similar option for the DPM product for "Internet Based Backups" (just for laptop backups)? Perhaps even with a smaller data set if the user is on the internet.
Answer: thanks for the suggestion.We are evaluating options.
Question: It would be useful to have something like FireStreamer integrated into the product. It is too scary for our management to trust in the small company with unpredictable release for support. Perhaps integrate it such that you could treat a .vhd file as a virtual tape file instead of a proprietary format (suggestion for possible future feature)
Answer: Thanks for the feedback. We'll definitely look into this
Question: Will there be any improvements to network utilisation and transfer speed. Historically it has been necessary to throttle backup speed over network to minimise issues with individual agents.
Answer: Lots of reliability improvements on agent communication issues
Question: Is there any kind of local client cache in case a user accidentally deletes or corrupts a file they created while on the road?
Answer: Yes. DPM creates a local snapshot as well...
Question: how stable is DPM2010 RC compared to DPM2007 SP1?
Answer: Ready for prime time production.
Question: does DPM 2010 support disk storage on the same drive as DPM is installed or must it be a separate volume?
Answer: We recommend to keep the install and backup on different disks
Question: in DPM 2007, there is no UI for deleting recovery points, and i need to write powershell scripts. will this change in 2010?
Answer: Not in DPM 2010
Question: With DPM 2007, when we upgraded our SQL Server 2005 instance (the default installed with DPM) from SP2 to SP3 and then Cumulative Update 6 for SP3, it broke Reporting Services. Haven't been able to fix it. Will support for SQL Server 2008 updates be promptly provided for DPM 2010?
Answer: Can you post the details to our newsgroup. This should just wrok
Question: Does the product use previos versions ... IE if I go into the data store can I see the last 14 copies of the file... ie it only copies over changes but I could go back as far as DPM would go ... ie see revisions of files.
Answer: Integrated with both on clients.
Question: My current client requires DMZ backups to be performed across firewalls. Does the dev team plan on using a specific ports for backup communications? Currently some of the communication is random.
Answer: There are two data flows in DPM. Control flow over DCOM which is over a random port picked by DCOM, but this range can be specified using registry keys. DPM cannot specify DCOM to use a particular port. Data flow is over TCP directly and that is on a specific port.
Question: Can I protect a server in a different domain?
Answer: yes
Question: Why the delay on single item recovery with exchange?????
Answer: We have the same support using RSG for item level recovery for Exchange. However E14 allows you to configure "archive" mailbox that saves your deleted items and you can recover from them.
Question: if DPM 2010 is being upgraded from RC to RTM when it's released will that require an agent update on every machine that's being protected? if so, will a reboot of each be required?
Answer: No reboots ;)
Question: I really like the workgroup protection feature too:-)
Answer: Thanks!
Question: any improvement for restoring mailboxes or mailbox level items?
Answer: We have the same support using RSG for item level recovery for Exchange. However E14 allows you to configure "archive" mailbox that saves your deleted items and you can recover from them.
Question: are the cleint backup works with SIS?
Answer: Yes
Question: My question disappeared somehow. I would like to know which version of eseutil.exe should be on DPM server in case of mixed mailbox enviroment (Exchange 2010 and 2007)?
Answer: E2010
Question: Any news on Oracle support (Windows version with VSS support)?
Answer: That's not there in DPM 2010. thanks for the feedback. we'll look into it
Question: can the agent be installed in Server Core?
Answer: Yes.
Question: sql log stay in drive in separate map if volumes out of space on dpm?
Answer: Unclear question. Can you elaborate the scenario?
Question: Woohoo! Backing up workgroup servers!!! Finally! I love you guys! :-) Does it need bi-directional communication with the ports, or can the DPM server make an outbound connection through a firewall to backup a DMZ/Web server?
Answer: bi-directional communication is needed between DPM and workgroup machine. DMZ machine backup is not supported in DPM 2010 (due to security issues around protecting DMZ machines into corpnet DPM server) but is in plans in future.
Question: Is there a special list of supported Tape Libraries? We have an IBM TS3100 with a SAS attached LTO4 drive. We're planning to move from BackupExec to DPM 2010.
Answer: Supported
Question: On a server if you protects the volumes and shares does it dedupe or would all of that data be duplicated?
Answer: We would not dedplicate across different Replica volumes
Question: my questions seems to be missed, is it possible to do a full BareMetalRestore for a CLIENT (not server), by example a business machine that has specific customized software that breaks down and needs to be replaced
Answer: No BareMetal backups for clients.
Question: If I start using DPM 2010 RC in production when it is released how much reconfiguration will be required to upgrade to RTM?
Answer: Seamless
Question: Are you going to make the ppt downloadable please? You could share it here using LM capabilities (aka
Answer: you can print to pdf and that opens a browser which allows you to save the ppt
Question: does DPM truncate SQL logs automatically? it was mentioned that with Exchange it is eseutil that truncated the logs and not DPM itself. So with SQL ...?
Answer: Successful backups truncate logs.
Question: Can the DPM 2010 client coexist with other VSS provider/writers, from other backup solutions, on the same box?
Answer: Yes. Should work without issues on clients.
Question: in dpm 2007, sometimes i assigned too much space for replica volume and recovery point volume. There is no way to adjust this volume other than re-creating the backup in dpm 2007.Can i change the size of recovery point volume and replica volume in dpm 2010?
Answer: You can now shrink the size of the Recovery Point Volume from the DPM console
Question: if DMZ machine backup is not supported, what is recommended way to back up DMZ machines? Run a separate DPM box within the DMZ?
Answer: yes. You would need to have a seperate DPM box within the DMZ.
Question: Will there be big changes between the RC and the RTM releases? I'm haivng trouble understanding that the differences will be
Answer: No changes planned.
Question: Are there also in RC configuration steps for serialization in case of backing up Hyper-V guests on Clustered Shared Volumes? I am running beta for some time now and I am impressed very much. Keep the good work guys!
Answer: the experience will be more seamless. THanks
Question: Regarding dmz backup. Virtualize them on hyper-v and just do host level vm backups. That would work, right?
Answer: Correct
Question: Is it easier to restore Exchange mailboxes in DPM2010?
Answer: We have the same support using RSG for item level recovery for Exchange. However E14 allows you to configure "archive" mailbox that saves your deleted items and you can recover from them.
Question: If upgrading from DPM 2007 to 2010, can it "convert" the numerous individual dynamic disk volumes to the new collocation volumes?
Answer: Will need a stop protection with retain data followed by reprotection with co-location.
Question: Is i possible to protect workgroup clients?
Answer: yes. You can protect workgroup clients using DPM 2010
Question: How come DPM does not support more than one protection group to the same volume?
Answer: Co-Location does this.
Question: So no brick level restore for mailboxes...
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: What about interoperability with running both Windows Server Backup on a box protected by DPM? I'm running the DPM2010 beta, but also want to create WSB backups from time to time.
Answer: No interop issues.
Question: Can I please be added to TAP for DPM 2010? I cant wait for this :)
Answer: The RC will be out in about 3 weeks
Question: Does the product use previos versions ... IE if I go into the data store can I see the last 14 copies of the file... ie it only copies over changes but I could go back as far as DPM would go ... ie see revisions of files.
Answer: Yes & DPM uses VSS to maintain previos versions.
Question: With the non domain member backup can DPM back up services like MOSS?
Answer: For non-domain machines, DPM supports files, sql, exchange, hyper-v.. moss is not supported but will be in future.
Question: How is communication with a workgroup based computer secured?
Answer: NTLM
Question: can I protect one share from the same disk to another pg ?
Answer: One volume one PG
Question: I am assuming you have to remove DPM 2007 or build a new server for this?
Answer: Upgrade in place for W2K8+ and X64\
Question: Does DPM 2010 allow you to split a volume's folders between two Protection Group so that you can configure their backup frequency separately?
Answer: No, a volume can go only to a single protection group
Question: We have 4 TB of data on the same volume and the weekend is not sufficient time for backing 4 TB to tape. I have attempted to create 2 protection groups to the same volume and DPM does not allow for more than one protection group per volume. How come DPM does not support more than one protection group to the same volume?
Answer: Data changes on every volume is tracked by one file system filter and hence the behavior
Question: jason was using 2008 server r2 for the OS to deploy the dpm right?
Answer: Correct
Question: can we see any of the reporting features?
Answer: not sure if Jason's planning to demo them
Question: could the files in DPM be backup in another backup program.... iE could I just backup the datastore with backup exec...
Answer: Yes.
Question: Why using DCOM ?
Answer: DCOM is used for request/response type communication of DPM with the DPM agents. Actual data is transferred directly over TCP/IP.
Question: Will a primary DPM 2010 server be able to backup its own system state?
Answer: Yes.
Question: Does the client backup of large files (like Outlook .pst files) use some sort of remote differential compression or binary delta compression so that frequent backups of large files are more efficient?
Answer: yes, DPM finds the different blocks in the file and transfers only the ones that don't match
Question: If I configure automatic adding of SQl databases, will DPM also automatically remove protection of databse if will be deleted. I noticed in beta that I had to manually remove protection of deleted databases?
Answer: Same behavior. The reason is that if the DB is temporarily down, we dont want to delete it from protection.
Question: Is there going to be a demo of Cluster Share Volumes?
Answer: Not in this webcast.
Question: How much WAN bandwidth would i need to protect a simple file server? Is is as efficient as using DFS-R?
Answer: 512 kbps recommended
Question: is there support for FoxPro DBs ?
Answer: FoxPro DBs are not supported natively.
Question: if someone switches to a new library after PGs are created & backups are on existing library. after switching to new library, does all existing PGs automatically pick up new library without changing each PG?
Answer: There's a Powershell script available to do this for DPM 2007 as well.
Question: Can I back up to disk and long-term tape, and still do secondary protection as well?
Answer: Yes this is do-able
Question: Can DPM2010 run on a Virtual Server?
Answer: Yes it can run inside a Hyper-V VM
Question: Will the 2010 RC be supported by MS if I need to call in for support?
Answer: Newsgroup...directly supported by product group.
Question: What about cluster support, CSV, backup of HA Hyper-V VMs?
Answer: Supported!
Question: What OS will DPM 2010 require to run on? Will it only be Win2k8 R2?
Answer: WS2008 also
Question: Can you protect a DPM server with a DPM server in an untrusted domain?
Answer: No, it would need to be in a trusted domain
Question: Have the reporting functions been enhanced in 2010 relative to 2007?
Answer: There is a new report that has been added in DPM - Recovery Point Status report
Question: Can I request to see a quick reporting demo?
Answer: Not planned for today for time constraints... However you should try out the new Recovery SLA report that we have added. It gives you a good report on backup success that you can mail to your management team
Question: Is SharePoint item level recovery possible from a 2nd DPM2010 server?
Answer: Yes
Question: Just to confirm, i might have missed it, are files from clients de-duped on the DPM server?
Answer: No - files are not deduplicated from different clients
Question: Are the hw requirements of DPM2010 higher than those of DPM2007? (Except being x64 only, of course)
Answer: Nope. Same and depends on scale of data you want to protect.
Question: A limitation of backing up data in DPM 2007 SP1 is that you cant protect the same data (file/folder backup). Is this resolved in DPM 2010? Also you can't select specific files through DPM, will this be resolved?
Answer: Can you please expand on your question?
Question: Is there or will there be a list of supported and or tested tape libraries?
Answer: That's on plan to be published
Question: If I am running DPM as a Hyper-V guest and I am backing up other VM's using host level backups, can I perform item level restores of files stored on the VM's? I know this is not supported in the beta.
Answer: no. This is not allowed since DPM needs hyper-V role enabled for ILR, and hyper-V role cannot be enabled inside a VM.
Question: Do you have on your future DPM roadmap file-based backup functionality in addition to the VSS-based backups so that we could customize backups of specific folders on file servers along with the volume-level backup?
Answer: One volume...one policy
Question: If you choose the option to colocate the data so that it does not create a group for each database does it create on e for all of SQL or one partition per server or one partition per instance?
Answer: Configurable how many DBs go to a single volume. Default 30.
Question: is the express version for SQL2008 support for the DPM2010 Server, or do we need a full SQL2008 license
Answer: Full License which comes free with DPM 2010.
Question: 1. You cant backup the same folders across protection groups. Is this going to change? 2. You can't select specific files to backup only folders, will this change?
Answer: Nope. Remains same.
Question: When backing up straight to Tape, if doing an incremental of full backup it would take the same time AND amount of tape on both cases. Seems like DPM in both cases (incremental and full) took an entire snapshot to backup up. Is this changing with DMP 2010?
Answer: that should not be the case, can you share more details?
Question: What is the minimum bandwith between two site?
Answer: 512 kbps
Question: Does DPM2010 support backing up Threat Management Gateway servers?
Answer: Not in DPM 2010
Question: Will there by any books from Microsoft Press on DPM? Will there be a new MCTS exam on DPM 2010?
Answer: Yes. More details after RTM.
Question: We have Windows clients on air cards. Can these clients connect to DPM when off the network (via Cloud), if so does the DPM server need to be in the DMZ?
Answer: DPM can backup over VPN when clients are not on the corporate network
Question: Supported in VMWare ?
Answer: Supported for DPM and protected servers running in VMWare.
Question: can reports database be backed up and restored? dpm2007 doesn't allow restoring of recovery database.
Answer: No, that's not changed in DPM 2010
Question: Does Dpm2010 RC include any report that will show how long each protected host take to syncronize?
Answer: No. Thanks for the Feedback. we will keep that in mind for future versions
Question: I think that individual SQL databases should be able to be excluded from backup without impacting the auto-protection feature for newly created databases. Is it too late for this to be considered?
Answer: Thanks for the feedback. Will pass it to the feature team for consideration.
Question: Will you be able to disaster recover a DPM2010 server from a second DPM2010 server. How easy is that?
Answer: Yes you can do. The steps are same as it was in V2. You can check the documentation at http://technet.microsoft.com/dpm. You can do it in two ways: 1) Syncing back the data over the wire (can take considerable time if its a WAN and data is huge). 2) Copy the data to tape and ship the tapes to primary site.
Question: How does licensing work for the secondary server? Do you need licenses for each of the servers being protected on the first server, or just one for the DPM server itself?
Answer: You need a single server license for the secondary Dpm server and an enterprise agent license to backup the primary DPM
Question: can you specify a windows when files are NOT backup every 15 minutes... could I only allow coping a certain times of day. Ie 8:Am - 9PM with no copies during 9Pm - 8:Am.
Answer: You can throttle 100% at different time frames
Question: Can a client policy be set to prevent backups over a VPN?
Answer: You can block the traffic on th VPN gateway
Question: Why doesn't DirectAccess "just work" with DPM 2010?
Answer: We are looking into this. Thanks for the feedback
Question: How come DPM doesn’t support a ”real” continuous replication agent as other vendors do
Answer: We remain near continuous and have capabilities to restore applications like SQL to the transaction level.
Question: No need for response...to Jason's example of having a tape library offsite, and not removing the tapes but leaving them in to allow for an easy restore...why tape? If disk was an option, it would work even better!
Answer: Thanks
Question: can long term backups be done to disk based units instead of tape streamers ?
Answer: Thanks for the feedback. We'll look into this in our future releases
Question: Why do we need Hyper-V Role on DPM2010 server to be able to Instance Level Restore if W2008 R2 supports mounting VHD's?
Answer: Yes.
Question: Is it possible to get all Q/A after Webcast is finished? There were some really interesting questions but cannot read them all since I am also following Jason :)
Answer: Yes
Question: if i want daily and weekly offsite tapes, can i stop DPM writing to tape on Sat and Sun?
Answer: Yes
Question: so we have 2 sites, if we just want to use eachother other site as the offsite backups for the other and save maybe 3 years, because of the limited replicas available to save, we would only be able to take a backup once ever few days on the "secondary" right? couldnt really have every day, for 3+ years of recovery with the current model right?
Answer: Over a long term we reccomend using tapes. However if you dont have tapes in your environment, then you can use virtual tape libraries that convert disk drives to tape. This way you can store data upto 3 years or more on disk itself.
Question: For the single item recovery when using Hyper-v(backing up the virtual host), does that include single items of Exchange, db etc or only files?
Answer: Only Files for now
Question: Any changes or improvements to the End-User Recovery options? Anything different from the client's perspective?
Answer: Yes, there's a lot more for clients in DPM 2010 including end user recovery. Please do try out our RC
Question: When DPM 2010 will be available as final product ?
Answer: Spring 2010
Question: Will there be an RC release of the Management Pack with the DPM 2010 RC?
Answer: Yes.
Question: Excellent work on DPM! Lots of good work going on...GREAT webcast!
Answer: Thanks!
Question: Any plan to support vcb (VMware Data Recovery in vsphere) to support backup of Vmware host
Answer: Not in the plan
Question: Is pricing for server and clients going to be close to todays prices?
Answer: Will be public at RTM. Don't expect too many changes.
Question: Today you don’t support to use USB disk, will that be the same for USB 3.0
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: DPM 2007 is unable to backup its own system state and a secondary DPM server is required. Will a primary DPM 2010 server be able to backup its own system state?
Answer: use "Set-DPMGlobalProperty –AllowLocalDataProtection" for protecting SystemState of DPM by itself
Question: Any possibility of apple time machine support added in the furture?
Answer: Not on the plan immediately
Question: Just a note re Forefront TMG support. May be worth clarifying that it is not supported as an explicit workload, however that the whole server can be backed up and could effectively restore TMG. My experience is that the SQL logs are not worth backing up though.
Answer: Thanks for sharing!
Question: can a tape be marked as free without the need of manually delete the recovery points on it by powershell?
Answer: Same behavior as DPM 2007.
Question: What do you mean Yes, I asked Why? :-) - question about Hyper-V role requirement
Answer: We use the Hyper-V VHD driver for ILR.
Question: Is Microsoft service support DPM 2010Beta in production because of CVS ?
Answer: Newsgroup...directly supported by product group.
Question: Very good additions and fixes from DPM 2007.
Answer: thanks!
Question: Excellet webcast and great job DPM2010! will wait for RC release. Thanks!
Answer: Thanks!
Question: Is a secondary DPM node a necessity.We have 2 data centre rooms and another smaller off site we would aim to store our DPM server in.
Answer: secondary DPM is not a neccesity. Its optional in case you want to prevent against disasters on the DPM Server itself.
Question: How come you don’t provide a self-service tool for Exchange and SharePoint?
Answer: Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: for disk backup storage - are 7200 RPM SAS and SATA drives acceptable to meet performance needs?
Answer: Depends on the load you are backing up... generally yes
Question: Great presentation Jason! Great responses to the questions. Much appreciated. Keep on the good work.
Answer: Thanks!
Question: What kind of Deduplication technology does DPM use - is it the build in SIS feature in Windows or? What is the % save for this?
Answer: Block level tracking of changes. Block level changes on recovery points.
Question: He just said we won't be able to take advantage of colocation if we upgrade from 2007 to 2010. I thought if I unprotect then reprotect, it would work. Which is true?
Answer: Seamless upgrade for W2K8+ and X64
Question: Who is answering the questions by the way?
Answer: Product Group
Question: great to see that dpm 2010 can do so much that was missing in 2007. thanks
Answer: Thanks!
Question: Great presentation. Was just about to start DPM for our Exchange environment (6TB) with 2007 but will wait for 2010 now. Fantastic job.
Answer: Look forward to hearing from you
Question: If I upgrade from dpm2007 to dpm2010. Can I use co-location for new protection groups created after the upgrade?
Answer: You can stop protection and start it again
Question: can you inplace upgrade your DPM 2010 beta to 2010 RC ot RTM later when RC is available
Answer: Yes
Question: will we be able to backup to tape 5 days a week and exclude weekends?
Answer: Yes :)
Question: We are interested in doing a bare-metal recovery of 2008 R2 -- is that possible in DPM 2010
Answer: Yes.
Question: Excellent up lift - really repairs / corrects a lot of DPM 2007 flaws.
Answer: thanks!
Question: This is crazy, I can't believe that I'm going to be able to implement this many features. I've been backing up Outlook with hugh archive PST files and this is going to take this backup to hardly nothing. Thanks, Rob
Answer: Thanks!
Answer: Can you please a short write on the DPM Newsgroups the reason for the necessity ?
Question: If I upgrade from dpm2007 to dpm2010. Can I use co-location for new protection groups created after the upgrade?
Answer: Stop protection with retain data. Followed by reprotect with colocation turned on.
Question: Very Exited for the new release. Great job DPM team.
Answer: Thanks!
Question: Back to reporting, our SOX auditors have been very underwhelmed by what we have available to us. Is that one report the only new report?
Answer: Currently yes. We will like to hear back if you need any specific reports. Or even looking at any changes in the current ones. Recovery Point Status report is designed to help you track the SLA of each of the dat sources as per your SLA requirements (you may be having more backups scheduled than required to meet SLA).
Question: What was the problem with the co-location and running out of space that was corrected by going to non-colocated?
Answer: Lack of co-location needed too many volumes which put the system under stress!
Question: will there be an option in the windows shutdown dialog to perform a sync before shutdown, similar to 'install updates and shutdown'?
Answer: Interesting feedback. Not integrated today.
Question: to clarify - does DPM 2010 now support scheduling tape backup to only occur on certain days of the week ie not weekends?
Answer: Yes. :)
Question: I have been unable to back up 2008 R2 system state servers using the 2010 beta.
Answer: Please report all issues on the newsgroup.
Question: is migration material available yet fro 2007 to 2010 on new hardware?
Answer: Not yet... will be available in our release timeframe
Question: thanks. Great session..
Answer: Thanks for attending
Question: When protecting a Hyper-V VM from the host perspective, you mentioned being able to do an item-level restore of items within the VM. Does this include System State for the VM?
Answer: No only files. If system state backup was dumped to a drive inside the guest OS then you can recover that through Item level recovery.
Question: Upgrade patth from DPM 2007 SP1 on Windows 2003 x64 to DPM 2010 on Windows 2008 R2?
Answer: Will need an OS upgrade in between
Question: Is there a list of partner Cloud backup vendors?
Answer: You can backup DPM data to Iron Mountain
Question: When you selected Hyper-v you didn’t have a “auto” as you did in SQL so you can backup all VM’s even if they doesn’t are there today. I also sav that you didn’t have any “auto” when you selected protected servers when creating a secondary DPM for DR. It would be good so I don’t have to single elect everything. It looked like you have the option to select all when selecting clients.
Answer: Auto protecting VMs can be acheived through scripts. The scripts are posted on DPM blog. blogs.technet.com/dpm.
Question: I see the benefits of colocation but don't understand why it failed during the demo for the one attempt when switching to no-colocated worked
Answer: Co-location pre-allocates for a larger no. of clients. Jason had a single client being backed up but not enough space to pre-allocate for more
Question: Hi we are interested in users in dPM, so we can admins just doing restores and setups allocated to admins just as an example. is DPM has user accounts eg.admins, operators, users
Answer: DPM 2010 provided SQL EUR where the SQL admin can restore the databases that they own without involving the DPm Admin
Question: Can you backup SQL Azure ?
Answer: SQL Azure is a service provided by Microsoft. What do you mean by backup of Sql Azure using DPM?
Question: When will the next version of DPM be out? 2013?
Answer: No dates and plans yet.
Question: I missed the beginning of the web cast, can I download this webcast right now if possible, LINK ...
Answer: Yes. It will be available.
Question: How come you don't talk about the DPM to Azure feature that was in the DPM beta documentation?
Answer: It remains in limited Beta.
Question: Does DPM2010 autoprotect new DAGS/SGs (I see MOSS and SQL but no Exchange)?
Answer: Can be automated via Powershell. We didnt hear too much of this from customers.
Question: can DPM 2010 backup the DMZ servers or WORKGROUP server, since we can't do that in DPM 2007 and customer are not very happy about that
Answer: Workgroups supported.
Question: Has the SRT tool for WinSrv 2003 BMR been enhanced with DPM 2010?
Answer: No significant changes. Any feedback?
Question: if set in scom maintenance time for servers dpm shift the backups for the servers?
Answer: No, DPM uses the schedules you have specified for protection in the protecction gruop creation
Question: When adding a new DPM servers, will I be able to manage it in the same console?
Answer: Centralized console is Not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: Really like the workgroup support -- now we can backup our Edge Transport Servers --- Well done!
Answer: Thanks!
Question: is that workgroup backup NEW in DPM 2010, or you can also do it in 2007 SP
Answer: new in 2010
Question: In a BMR scenario like making a BMR back-up of all the hyper-v nodes. Is the BMR capable to bring back a node in case of node failure? And will the Hyper-V cluster be fully functional after restore?
Answer: The entire cluster would not be operational after doing a BMR of individual nodes.
Question: did i miss the answer to my question
Answer: can you ask again please?
Question: Backup SQL Azure, That the client is in controle of restore time instead of Microsoft ?
Answer: This is not supported in DPM 2010
Question: need tape pools - so that certain tapes or tape types can be dedicated to certain protection groups in dpm. So that a small gropu that would only require a lto2 does not suck up an expensive lto4 tape that was intended for a larger group
Answer: Thanks for the feedback.
Question: is there any improvement on data compression in DPM2010? or will it be the same as in dpm2007?
Answer: Same as DPM 2010
Question: great webcast looking forward to RC release. Thanks and good day.
Answer: Thanks!
Question: in our organisation we are interested in allocating admin right s to certain people and otheres as operators, so only few people make changes but others look after things on every day bases, i.e restores.
Answer: Role Based Delegation is not in DPM 2010. On our roadmap.
Question: will this webcast be made available online for download/streaming? If so, when?
Answer: Yes. The webcast will be available for download soon. We'll keep you notified
Question: Can you handout complete Q/A for future review please :)
Answer: Soon
Question: Any support for new features of Active Directory on 2k8R2 (i.e. recycle bin and AD Snapshots) in DPM 2010?
Answer: Not in the Plan for RTM. In the roadmap
Question: When will the recording of the webcast be made available?
Answer: We'll notify you once its available
Question: Why can’t I select a full backup of the client disk? If you have a good Deduplication it wouldn’t matter if I backup everything. This is something you have in Windows Home server
Answer: DPM 2010 doesn't deduplicate across clients
Question: when will be able to download the q and a's ?
Answer: In a few days
Question: we have hyper v which 2007 can nott backup, if we install the beta 2010 can we upgrade to rc versin when it comes out
Answer: Yes