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DPM2007 system state backup error : ID 30214 Details: Internal error code: 0x809909FB

1:00 pm in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

DPM 2007 message:

DPM failed to create the system state backup. If you are trying to create the system state of a Windows 2008 Server operating system, verify that the Windows Server Backup (WSB) is installed, and that there is enough free disk space on the protected server to store the system state. (ID 30214 Details: Internal error code: 0x809909FB)

when going to the server that needs to backed up we have the following messages in the application eventlog:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Backup
Date:          30/10/2009 9:34:37
Event ID:      517
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:     
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      secretcomputer
Description:
Backup started at '30/10/2009 8:34:31' failed with following error code '2155348226' (System writer is not found in the backup.). Please rerun backup once issue is resolved.

systemwriter not found? huh ?

lets do a vssadmin list writers then and indeed there is no system writer.

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after sending the above message through some searchengines i came across this post : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowsbackup/thread/0899eec1-9bcc-41f8-8df0-064de143b38e

which points to permission issues:

i ran the script in the post and my system writer returned.

Takeown /f %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\* /a

icacls %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\*.* /grant "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(RX)"

icacls %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\*.* /grant "NT Service\trustedinstaller:(F)"

icacls %windir%\winsxs\filemaps\*.* /grant BUILTIN\Users:(RX)

C:\Windows\system32>vssadmin list writers
vssadmin 1.1 – Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Writer name: 'System Writer'
   Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
   Writer Instance Id: {d0a010fd-a697-4cd0-9ee0-0807830bc73b}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: No error

the problem returns on reboot apparently… so be aware…

//Bart

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

good SCDPM 2007 video – interview

11:58 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Jason buffington interviews Exchange MVP Devin L. Ganger on DPM 2007, nice overview, nice comparisation with 3th party products,

I love the part “we didn’t remove any functionality, the product just ‘evolved’ “.  Funny :-)

watch the video here

source

SCDPM2007 – enable and disable OptimizeTapeUsage

6:38 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

run the following command to enable colocation of data on tape on the DPM Powershell window


To disable tape colocation run the following command on DPM Powershell window

SCDPM2007 Feature pack installation instructions

8:36 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

This Data Protection Manager Update Package consists of three separate updates. To install each update, follow these steps:

  1. Install the hotfix rollup package on the server that is running Data Protection Manager 2007. To do this, run the DataProtectionManager2007-KB949779.exe file on the server.
    Note You do not have to restart the server after you install the hotfix rollup package.
  2. Update the remote SQL Server installation that is hosting the DPMDB database. To do this, run the SqlPrep-KB949779.msp file on the computer that is running SQL Server.
    Note This step is not required if you are running a SQL DPMDB instance on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server.
  3. Update the protection agents on the DPM Administrator Console. There are two methods to update the protection agents on the protected computers:
    • Method 1: Update the protection agents from the DPM Administrator Console
      • Open the DPM Administrator Console.
      • Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab.
      • Select a computer from the Protected Computer list, and then click Update on the Action pane.
      • Click Yes in the dialog box, and then click Update Agents.
      • As soon as you receive the Enter Credentials and Reboot option dialog box, enter you credentials, select the Manually restart the selected servers later option, and then click OK.

      Note You do not have to restart the computer to update the agent. This is why the Manually restart the selected servers later option was selected.

    • Method 2: Update the protection agents on the protected computers
      • Obtain the update protection agent package from the "Data Protection Manager installation location\DPM\Agents\RA\2.0.8107.0" directory on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server.
        • x86 update
          i386\ Language ID \DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB949779.msp
        • x64 update
          amd64\ Language ID \DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB949779.msp
      • Run the appropriate DPMProtectionAgent2007_KB949779.msp package on each protected computer.
      • Open the DPM Administrator Console on the Data Protection Manager 2007 server.
      • Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab.
      • Select the protected computers, and then verify that the agent version is listed as 2.0.8107.0.
  4. Update the DPM Management Shell. To do this, run the DPMManagementShell2007-KB949779.msp file on all computers on which the DPM Management Shell is installed.

for downloads and what’s included see my previous post

//Bart Bultinck

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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