Archive for the ‘Data Protection Manager’ Category

Just 3 days to go until Europes E2E Virtualization conference. Will you be there?

Tonight I have the pleasure of packing my bag for my 4th attendance at Europe’s leading virtualization conference. As I flick through agenda I see I will have a few moments where I want to be in two sessions at the same time. E2E sessions are generally recorded and available afterwards along with slides, however one of […]

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Data Protection Manager, Social, Virtualization

The IT Pro: Is certification relevant?

The great question that resurfaces repeatedly in our industry concerns the value and relevance of IT certification. I have recently received a few notes from from Microsoft Learning about introducing their new certifications and I’d like to share these with you. Naturally, I have weighed in my personal opinion and lastly hope to furnish you […]

System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager Beta

      I saw my first DPM 2012 demo at the Microsoft Management summit earlier this year, I was rather impressed and have eagerly awaited this download. There’s a lot of new features for me to #like in DPM2012 and as I get through test driving it I’ll be sure to share anything interesting. […]

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 1:20 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Data Protection Manager

Backup Evolution

Backup technology has been a part of my world for a long time.  As a child, I went to the office to change the tapes at night with mum in the early 80’s. I used to drive her nuts, hiding in printers, rearranging peoples desks, collecting highlighters and post it notes. I laugh now, but […]

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · One Comment
In: Data Protection Manager, Events, System Center General · Tagged with: 

Who watches the watcher, are you protecting the DPM server?

Watchers The army of operational specialists with company owned vehicles, funny working hours, running around to varying schedules?  Well that role has dwindled with disk based solutions but the human role of watching over the software-driven electronic data guardians remains. At some point your data protection solution may have some an incident more serious than […]

Posted on December 15, 2010 at 1:25 am by Ronnie · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: Data Protection Manager

Running Antivirus Software on a DPM Server

 Endpoint Protection 2010 Based on the TechNet article for running antivirus on a DPM 2010 server found here, I have created a performance optimized policy for DPM 2010. After creating the optimized policy I have unchecked behavior monitoring in the real-time settings then made these additions: Disable real-time monitoring of these two folders within the […]

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 2:05 am by Ronnie · Permalink · One Comment
In: Data Protection Manager, Forefront Endpoint Protection

Scheduling a utilization report in DPM 2010

My opinion is that it is a best practice to be automatically informed of your disk utilization for any Disk to Disk based data protection solution.  Apart from being on top of when you need more space, you can quickly see abnormal changes to data volumes. For this quick DPM 2010 guide the prerequisites are […]

Posted on November 8, 2010 at 2:36 am by Ronnie · Permalink · One Comment
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Tech-Ed 2010 North America – summary.

Here is my summary of Microsoft Tech-ED North America 2010.  Hosted in the vibrant city of New Orleans. I have been to a major Microsoft event in both Europe and America now, I had an awesome time learning, even though a few times the demo gods let the presenters down, there was never enough to […]

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 11:54 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Data Protection Manager, Events, Service Manager, Social, System Center General, Virtualization · Tagged with: , ,

Backing up the internet with DPM 2010

My wife asked me to back up the internet before I went to bed tonight.  She needs it in the morning as a matter of urgency! I supposedly should know better than not to back things up anyway! Our agreed SLA is 8 hours, I have figured it out in 7. We are going to […]

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm by Ronnie · Permalink · One Comment
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DPM 2010 “fire and forget” experience

For systems administrators working a 25 hour day… Its been a bit hectic these last two weeks, none the less, I managed to test one of the DPM 2010 features, the “fire and forget” experience. I confirmed the test servers are still backing up, that Exchange mailboxes, SQL databases and Virtual machines still recover.  I […]

Posted on March 27, 2010 at 11:09 am by Ronnie · Permalink · 2 Comments
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