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DPM 2010 QFE Rollup available

10:55 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Microsoft has just released a DPM 2010 QFE Rollup.

This, much awaited hotfix rollup, fixes 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. 

The information for the KB can be found here:

The download can be found here:



TechED Israel 2010

3:33 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be presenting on TechED Israel 2010.


My session’s topic: Protecting Microsoft applications efficiently with DPM 2010


System center Data Protection Manager allows you to easily backup and restore Microsoft’s Hyper-V, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and more. Learn about the capabilities of the product and the benefits of using it to better deal with your application backups needs.

For all the System Center Data Protection Manager fans out there who come to this event, ping me so we can meet!

Except for the session, I also will be joining the Ask The Experts event.  This will be a cool event with drinks and food and a change to get to us and ask us all of your questions.  If you have questions about SCDPM (or something about the other System Center Products) then join us over there.

See you all there!


PS: Here you can find my session:

Chalk-Talk 9 December 2010

2:16 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I will be at the Chalk Talk of 9 December 2010.  This event will host several industry experts from Belgium and will give YOU the opportunity to ask your questions.

If you have any questions about one of the below topics, don’t hesitate to send them or join us live and ask them there.

The topics are:

· Exchange Server

· Active Directory & Identity

· Security

· General networking TCP/IP

· Group policies

· General Windows server technologies

· Virtualisation technology

· MS OS deployment both server and client

· ISA server and UAG

· DPM and backup

· …

More information?

See you all there




From the forums: End-user Recovery when file server is down

2:19 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Just read a very interesting topic on the forums (link)

A user reported that when the file server is down, the users in his company were still able to get to their files (read-only) through the DPM server.

So basically, when the file server is down, end-users were still able to contact the last backup data through the DPM server through a share named “protectedServerName_protectedServerShare".

He wondered if this was by design, or a bug.

The answer came quickly.  This is by design.  So if your file server is down, and the uses had access to the end-user recovery on the file server, then he or she will still be able to access the data through the DPM server.