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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

Protecting Exchange Data with Data Protection Manager

5:09 pm in Uncategorized by evilbart

The Belgium ProExchange user group did a session on DPM.

 

Description:

In this session you will be given an overview of Data Protection Manager 2007 and how you can use it to protect your Exchange Server environment. You will be given step by step instructions on how to configure DPM and Exchange to be able to backup and restore an entire server, one mailbox or one particular item.

 

Speaker:

Ilse Van Criekingeimage
Global Knowledge

My name is Ilse Van Criekinge, born (Sep.1973) and raised in a very small town called Waarloos, Belgium. I graduated with an Economics degree at the Antwerp Business School in 1996. Nowadays I’m a trainer and consultant at Global Knowledge Belgium bvba and founding member of Pro-Exchange.be. Got the opportunity to dig into Exchange, MOM, Sharepoint and all that. If you ever need a training, one place to go to: www.globalknowledge.be. Next to training, I’m always in the mood to help you design, install, and/or troubleshoot your Exchange environment, so if you ever need an exchange hand, you know where to find me (ilse.vancriekinge@globalknowledge.be, or ilse.vancriekinge@pro-exchange.be).

 

 

Video:

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Grtz,

Alexandre Verkinderen

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

DPM SP1

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

Hi!

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 : http://blogs.technet.com/quenguyen/archive/2008/10/16/test-driving-windows-storage-server.aspx

//Bart

 

 

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Feature Pack now available

8:33 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

I allready mentioned it a few days ago but now the feature pack for DPM 2007 has been made public.The DPM 2007 Update Rollup is a feature pack that includes previously released hotfixes alongside several new features aimed to enhance overall applicability and usability of DPM. Added features include: Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 support, enhanced support for sharing tape libraries and support for media co-location on tapes.

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my 15 minutes of fame – SCVMM & SCDPM customercase

6:35 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Some time ago my customer and myself joined the IT-PRO MOMENTUM program in order to accelerate our roll-out of system center virtual machine manager and system center data protection manager.

And last week we made a small video about this project that will be appearing later on Technet Edge i believe. Looking forward for the results…
I'll be posting more stuff about this project later on…

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Yours truly explaining why SCVMM and SCDPM are great (not much explaining needed)

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//Bart Bultinck