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    NOTE: MS DPM 2007 does not support 2008 R2 HyperV shared cluster storage or Exchange 2010

    DPM 2010 is RTM but only currently avalible as a 6 month trial copy. MS are saying it will be out on VL this summer and those wanting to use 2010 now can do so with the trial as they just perform an upgrade to the non trial copy once its released.

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    System Center Data Protection Manager Server ML Ent 2010

    Is up for download Going to have a play later.

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    Just to let you all know, I did a 2007->2010 (RTM Retail) upgrade and it was simple as pie, well done MS.

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    ZH: Quick question, did your protected servers need a reboot after upgrading the DPM agent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    ZH: Quick question, did your protected servers need a reboot after upgrading the DPM agent?
    2003 no, and the agent itself on any os does not need a reboot but 2008+ needs a hotfix before the agent can install and that hotfix does require a reboot. The hotfix is in the redistro dir in the install area under a KB9XXXX folder.

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    Trying to do backup on the cheap. Got a decent quote for this software so looking seriously at it.
    Hardware Requirements "The storage pool does not support Universal Serial Bus (USB)/1394 disks."
    It there any way to get around this? Is there away of archiving off to an external drive for offsite storage?

    Does it do any de-duplication or optimisation of how it stores multiple snapshots? It it like VSS in that it only stores the differences between multiple version of the same file?

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    DPM uses Single Instance Storage for dedup.

    There's no way around the USB restrictions as the storage pool has to be permanently attached. My advice is to consider whether you have to actually store offsite. In my case my storage pool is all on a cheap iSCSI box in a building on the opposite side of the site. The building is connected to the school network, but is a good 50 feet from the next nearest building. In terms of disaster recovery, that's offsite enough for me - to simultaneously lose both the server room and the building the storage is in would require some kind of enormously catastrophic event that I frankly don't want to imagine.

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    Do you have any performance issues with iSCSI? Do you use openfiler or similar?

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    The device I'm using is a ReadyNAS 2100 over a 1Gb connection. I've had absolutely no performance issues with it at all.

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    Is anyone getting problems installing the 2010 agent on some servers?
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    Yes, though mine were during the upgrade from 2007 so I assumed it was down to that and didn't do much digging. I logged on to each server and installed the agent manually.

    If it trips over next time they update the agent, I will kick up more of a fuss, but it wasn't a huge deal that time around.

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    Just a heads up if anyone wants to use a USB hard drive as a external backup device (tape drive)

    I use Firestreamer and it works almost brilliantly.

    Think it was less than £100 for the license and now have a couple of 1.5Tb drives for external backup (not using it for all my servers yet)

    A thing that annoy me about DPM 2010, changing the hard drives in the server to bigger ones is a pain... there is workarounds but I couldn't get them to work so ended up having to delete the groups and make them again.

    Love the Hyper-V recovery though... I have it backing up 4 now and am well pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    Just a heads up if anyone wants to use a USB hard drive as a external backup device (tape drive)

    I use Firestreamer and it works almost brilliantly.

    Think it was less than £100 for the license and now have a couple of 1.5Tb drives for external backup (not using it for all my servers yet)

    A thing that annoy me about DPM 2010, changing the hard drives in the server to bigger ones is a pain... there is workarounds but I couldn't get them to work so ended up having to delete the groups and make them again.

    Love the Hyper-V recovery though... I have it backing up 4 now and am well pleased with it.
    Also another bit of pimppage is the ability for users to recover there own files in the properties dialog on xp (needs an update to show it).

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    Its pretty awesome but I'm really starting to get annoyed about all the pre-requisit patches needed to simply get it backing stuff up.

    So far I had to install service packs, hot fixes and even private hot fixes just to get the agent running, even on 2008 R2!

    2003 update
    WindowsServer2003-KB940349-v3-x86-ENU.exe

    Hyper-V update
    Windows6.1-KB975354-v2-x64.msu

    Bit of a nightmare really with all the reboots required.
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