Users is not always a malicious addition to a program. Actually (however oddly that sounds) software is produced for the users. Well, this is the secondary reason, according to someone, but definitely if the product has not found its user then it was not a success. The same matters apply to the DPM. Each new version brings us new features, but a human being always wants more, of course. Some people ask how to communicate their wish lists to the DPM Product group or just asks on forums for new features. The good news is that this is easy now: … Continue reading DPM: What’s next? It’s up to you.
I mean that it is possible to install Evaluation and then move to the regular version and it is not a difficult task. In more details you may learn about it from Upgrade Advisor, published on Jason Buffington blog.
Yeah! They are out!!! I guess they’ll be available for downloading in a week or two. P.S. This wave is just cool: DPM, SCE, VS, Office Suite… Great! ;,,)
Remember old days of DPM 2007 RTM? I don’t know about others but I myself was used to use it more in OpsMgr fashion. No, really, Data Protection Manager was great monitoring tool back there: as soon as something had happened with, say, your Exchange server or SQL, the backups just stopped working. It is not that way now (I guess it is rather good =) ,,). But still we are able to use DPM in some tasks not related actually to the data protection itself. What I am asked for quite often as a DPM person is… to calculate … Continue reading DPM as a statistics tool
It’s beautiful when we are able to use features of DPM to backup an application as a whole (say, SharePoint or Hyper-V virtual machine), but what will happen when it is not enough to just copy files and system state (like in OCS in some cases, or Windows Server 2008 BMR Backup), or our MOSS 2007 farm configured in a way we can’t backup it at once (some SQL mirroring scenarios prevent us from doing so)? Well… It is where scripting steps in. DPM actually lets us to run any script before backup starts or after it finishes. Is it … Continue reading DPM: Scripting Additions to a Backup
Guys from the DPM team issued small Excel tool which allows to receive instant overview of steps required to upgrade your current DPM infrastructure. The tool covers questions of upgrading from DPM 2007 RTM to 2010 RTM (pre-release) installed on various OSs and in diverse configurations. According to the utility, by the way, we’ll be able to upgrade to the RTM from the release candidate. However that doesn’t mean that DPM 2010 RC is supported. =,,) Download. Source. x