System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Important Hotfix Rollup Package

July 11, 2009 at 9:30 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

Microsoft has released a hotfix rollup package for SCDPM 2007 SP1.  This package resolves a lot of issues with this product:

Issue 1
If you enable library sharing, you cannot delete a protection group, and you receive the following error message:

Cannot promote the transaction to a distributed transaction because there is an active save point in this transaction.

Issue 2
The SharePoint backup process fails if DPM 2007 cannot back up a content database. If you install this update, the SharePoint backup process will finish. However, an alert will be raised if DPM 2007 cannot back up a content database.

Issue 3
DPM 2007 jobs randomly fail. In the administrator console, you see error code 0x800706BA if you check the detailed information about the failed job.

Issue 4
DPM 2007 does not delete directories that are no longer being protected from the replica volume.

Issue 5
When you restore a Microsoft SharePoint site that is configured to use a host header, the incorrect SharePoint site is restored.

Issue 6
DPM 2007 performs a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) full backup. Because the transaction logs are deleted when the DPM 2007 backup job is completed, this backup may interfere with other applications that are backing up transactional applications such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Exchange.
After you install this update rollup, you can configure DPM 2007 to perform VSS copy backup. This means that the application transaction logs will not be deleted when the DPM 2007 backup job is finished.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To configure DPM 2007 to perform VSS copy backup, add the following CopyBackupEnabled registry value under the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent\2.0

Registry value: CopyBackupEnabled
Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: 1

Issue 7
Reconciling a VSS shadow copy causes the DPM 2007 service to crash.

Issue 8
The DPM 2007 service crashes if a tape backup job is canceled during the CheckConcurrencyBlock operation.

Issue 9
The Pruneshadowcopies.ps1 script cannot delete expired recovery points.

Issue 10
If a parent backup job of a SharePoint farm fails, but the child backup succeeds, the DPM 2007 service crashes.
This hotfix also includes the following previously released rollups for Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1:

961502 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961502/ ) A replica may be listed as inconsistent after you install System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 on a computer that is running an x64-based version of Windows Server 2003

963102 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/963102/ ) Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: February 16, 2009

968579 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968579/ ) Description of the hotfix rollup package for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: April 14, 2009

Make sure you install this one on all of your DPM installations:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;970867

Cheers,

Mike