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Installation of DPM 2007 Sp1 went fine but did require a consistency check

10:05 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

This post is written by Ilse Van Criekinge from Pro-Exchange.be

Being anxious to get my hands on Service Pack 1 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007, I was very happy to see it is available for download now @ Microsoft. After reading the installation guidelines, I went ahead and updated my test environment.
Since I have one DPM server, and I’m running running the SQL DPMDB instance on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server itself, I only needed to download and run the DataProtectionManager2007-KB959605.exe on the DPM server.

After double-clicking the exe file, the installation of Visual C++ Redistributable is launched.

 

 

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After finishing the installation of this Visual C++ redistributable, the setup of service pack 1 really kicks off:

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Setup does warn you that any jobs in progress or the ones that will start during the installation process will fail. The installation procedure will also backup the DPM database. The warning that the process may take several hours can be ignored by me since I’m only using this DPM server to backup my Exchange environment.
I accept the License agreement:

 

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And start the installation:

 

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To finish the update process I will need to restart the DPM server, as stated clearly when the installation of Service Pack is done:

 

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After rebooting the DPM Server, it is clear that I don’t have any other choice than to update the agents on my protected Exchange servers as well.

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DPM warns you that updating the agent may cause the need to schedule a consistency check after the upgrade:

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And DPM shows that the agent status is now ok:

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But a look at the protection group soon reveals that a consistency check is needed:

 

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Which I manually initiated immediately:

 

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And after a few minutes of waiting, everything worked out fine:

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So, installation went fine (even though rebooting both the DPM server and the protected Exchange server was required), and I had to perform a consistency check after updating the agents, but everything looks good now :-) Time to test the protecting of a SCR target now, but that’s for a next post 😉
Please note, we have been forced to disable the ability to post comments, due to comment spammers. If you have a comment about this post or any other, don’t hesitate to send me a mail @ ilse.vancriekinge[@]pro-exchange.be
– Ilse

 

This post is written by Ilse Van Criekinge from Pro-Exchange.be

IPD Guides: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1

9:37 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides-Release Announcement: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide, Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1.
Looking to protect your organization’s data but not quite sure how to do this? This guide leads the reader through the process of planning a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 SP1 infrastructure. Work through the infrastructure design process in a logical, sequential order. This guide enables the reader to quickly identify what types of data will be protected, what the recovery goals are, and the protection strategy to achieve those goals. Other benefits of using this guide include best practice design guidance from the product group and an optimized infrastructure to best meet the business requirements.

Download the guide

 

Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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