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System Center Data Protection manager 2007 – SP1 features.

8:53 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Back in june i posted this blogpost on what to expect from DPM2007 SP1.
Some weeks ago I attended a session hosted by the Belgian system center user group about DPM where there was a slide on what will be included in SP1.

  • SCR protection for Exchange 2007
  • support for mirrored Databases and for SQL2008
  • support for indexes in sharepoint
  • support for HyperV !
  • and local datastorage backup
  • you will be able to use shared tape librairies


You can also view this session as it was recorded for the Technet Chopsticks website

//Bart Bultinck

ISCSI target software for short term lab projects….

1:44 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler


Just did another implementation of a DELL Equallogic PS5000XV iscsi array which is very nice and powerfull equipment well suited for the virtualisation project I'm currently working on.
I just had a "few thingies" I wanted to try out offline so I booted up my virtual lab and started to search for iscsi target software.
I used openfiler before and as this is great software (and free) I was going to build me a openfiler VM again just when I happened to cross a blogpost about the MS ISCSI target software trial software used in their storage server suite.

So i didn't have to build another VM and i could just load the trial software on a VM . 2 mins later I had a working iscsi target server. Hooray for productivity !

Download the trial by clicking here.
Source :




Data Backup & Recovery for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Files & Hyper-V – A Technical Overview of System Center Data Protection Manager

8:37 am in Uncategorized by evilbart

We’re organizing our second event and will have Karandeep Anand as a speaker. Karandeep is a Senior Program Manager on the System Center Data Protection Manager team and is very knowledgeable about this product.

We took the opportunity to host a session at the Microsoft offices on Tuesday Oct 14th from 18:00 until 20:00.


Come join us for a deep dive on System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007. In this session, we will provide an overview of DPM 2007, and deep dive of how DPM protects Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Office SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Hyper-V/Virtual Server-using both near continuous protection to disk and long term archival to tape.


After the session you will have the opportunity to ask questions about DPM.


DPM was one of topics covered during this week’s Virtualization road show and this is an excellent opportunity to follow up on the Backup capability for our Hyper-V offering.

More info can be found :