SCDPM (Data Protection Manager)

DPM Now Protects VMware

DPM Now Protects VMware

With the recent release of the “missing chapter” for the Microsoft System Center DPM VMware Private Cloud Protection book, Microsoft has now unveiled how DPM can be used to backup and protect VMware environments. Even though the original ebook stated that concerning…

Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) AKA DPM “Lite”

Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS) AKA DPM “Lite”

Recently, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS). It’s technically a part of Azure Backup offering, but it’s a little different. In fact, it is more like System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) “lite”. Microsoft Azure Backup Server (MABS), is functionally…

First Look at System Center Data Protection Manager 2016 Technical Preview 2

First Look at System Center Data Protection Manager 2016 Technical Preview 2

Microsoft recently released the Technical Preview 2 of System Center Data Protection Manager 2016: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/mt125351 Installation Going through the installation, I noticed that it is simplified a little. Notice that on the Product Registration screen, there is no longer an option for…

Data Protection Manager Remote Administration Console Error ID 948

Data Protection Manager Remote Administration Console Error ID 948

I encountered an issue with using the Data Protection Manager (DPM) console on a system that had the DPM Protection Agent also installed. Here is the synopsis.   Data Protection Manager (DPM) Configuration In my lab environment, I have deployed…

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) – Installer.ps1 Fails With “Failed Installing Server Feature Group 1” Error

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit (PDT) – Installer.ps1 Fails With “Failed Installing Server Feature Group 1” Error

I encountered this error when I attempted to re-build my lab environment. What is interesting though, is that I ran the Installer.ps1 script like I had done so in the past, with no new modifications to the Variable.xml file. But…

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