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DPM 2010 Beta is available now

3:04 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

DPM 2010 beta is now available for download.  Read the blog post from the dpm team http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/archive/2009/09/29/DPM-2010-beta-is-available-now.aspx

 

Notice that DPM 2010 is only supported on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 and SQL 2008.

Download the DPM 2010 beta here https://connect.microsoft.com/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?SiteID=840&DownloadID=22070&wa=wsignin1.0 

 

Have Fun,

Alexandre Verkinderen

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: New release for KB970867

9:26 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

Yesterday, Microsoft has released a new version of KB970867 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970867), although the KB article is not yet updated, the new download is already available: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=14e1a04b-2323-4344-b737-a3194b9ab3ed&displaylang=en

So let’s see if I can use this download on my test environment.  I’ve installed the hotfix on my environment and after the installation, I’ve opened the console

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I can see immediately Update Available so I decided to do the update to check if the protected servers need to restart

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Press Update Agents to start

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Make sure you select Manually restart the selected servers later

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After the upgrade, I can see that the version of the agent is changed to 2.0.8851.0

 

Cheers,

 

Mike

UPDATE: In the meantime, the associated KB is online.  It is a quite impressive list of fixes… http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;970868

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Examples of Errors (2)

6:36 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

In our series of posts about DPM Errors:

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DPM tried to do a SQL log backup, either as part of a backup job or a recovery to latest point in time job. The SQL log backup job has detected a discontinuity in the SQL log chain for  SQL Server 2005 database database <name database> since the last backup. All incremental backup jobs will fail until an express full backup runs. (ID 30140 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990D11)

 

Resolution: After investigation, it seemed that the problem was that there were also backups performed straight from the SQL Management Studio.  Stopping these backups resolved the issue.  See also http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970642

Cheers,

Mike

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Examples of Errors

11:33 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

 

Today I got this error in a DPM console

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DPM is unable to retrieve the configuration from <servername> (ID 346 Details: System could not the required space in a registry log)

The problem here was that the specific server was out of disk space on the C: drive.  Cleaning that drive fixed the problem

Cheers,

Mike

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007: Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer for DPM

6:13 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

I’ve got an interesting link from Alkin, SCOM MVP (Thanks!) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=54b4bb57-d6e3-4c1e-a889-a24cfa18fcd4&displaylang=en

Microsoft has released a Baseline Configuration Analyzer for DPM.  So I started with downloading it and wanted to try immediately.

So I opened my test DPM environment and started with the installer on my Windows Server 2008 x64.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a success…

First I installed the Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer (x64) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=DB70824D-ABAE-4A92-9AA2-1F43C0FA49B3&displaylang=en

And after installing that tool I started with the installation of the DPM tool.  I received this error:

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I found it strange that the C++ 2008 Redistributable wasn’t installed on my machine but I followed the link to check and found out that the link was for the x32 platform.  So I downloaded the x64 version but as I suspected, it was already installed on my machine.  So no go overhere.

If finally decided to install the tool on my laptop because in the details it states that it can be run remotely.

After downloading the 32 bit versions of the two tools, I started the installation and when I wanted to start the DPM tool installation, I got the following notification:

 

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Ok, now problem here, so I installed the DPM Shell on my laptop and all the updates (SP1 and KB970867) and tried the installation again.  Finally success :-)

Now let’s run this tool:

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So I added the name of my server (FQDN because my test environment is in another domain then my laptop)

and filled in the credentials for that server.  These credentials had local admin rights

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So here’s a suprise.  To be able to run the tool, the user used need to have local administrator rights on the computer from where the tool is run.

Because I really wanted to know what the results would be, I decided to use my local credentials for running the tool and added myself as local administrator on the DPM server in the other domain (Production environment and test environment have a full trust so I could play a little bit ;-))

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And here you can find a screenshot of the results…

Cheers,

Mike

System Center Data Protection Manager: Error when lowering the allocated storage

2:00 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Yesterday I was working on a DPM installation and made a mistake when I was working on a protection group and I needed to change the size of the allocated storage.  I made the mistake by lowering the size and pressing the TAB button and suddenly the DPM console crashed.  Here’s what I did:

Go to the DPM Console –> Protection.

Choose the correct protection group and press the Modify Allocation button.

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Press the Calculate button

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After this, I changed the size of the replica to 10 GB and pressed the tab key.

Et voila,

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Till now, this bug is confirmed by Microsoft and not yet solved… ;-)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973677