Data Protection Manager

Data Protection Manager Database Backup fails with Invalid Command

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Data Protection Manager | 0 comments

Data Protection Manager Database Backup fails with Invalid Command

From time to time you need to backup your DPM Database manually. I used to simply run the command DpmBackup.exe -db But when I tried now I only got the error Error: Invalid command -db. There are a lot of posts out there covering this issue, telling you should include the -instanceName Parameter in the command but this didn’t help me at all. After a while I added some more parameters and finally I found the following working for me: DpmBackup.exe -db -sqlServerName localhost -instanceName MSDPM2012 -dpmDbName...

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Error in Data Protection Manager 2012 after installation of Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Data Protection Manager | 0 comments

Error in Data Protection Manager 2012 after installation of Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

On July, 23 2013 Microsoft released Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 containing Data Protection Manager version 4.1.3415.0. After the installation of this update rollup on DPM 2012 I could not update the agents from the DPM console. Protection agent version: 4.1.3408.0 Error: Data Protection Manager Error ID: 301 The protection agent upgrade failed because the protection agent is not installed on {servername}. Recommended action: To upgrade the protection agent: 1) In DPM Administrator Console, in the Management task area, on the Agents tab, select the computer on which...

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Data Protection Manager 2012 Setup: Error 4309 while installing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Data Protection Manager, SQL Server, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Data Protection Manager 2012 Setup: Error 4309 while installing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

I just needed to do a fresh installation of Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager SP1 on a fresh Windows Server 2012. I went throug all steps of the installation wizard, installed all prerequisites and started the installation. But then I got this error: The Data Protection Manager installation did not complete successfully. For details, click the Error tab. The SQL Server installation failed. All changes made by the SQL Server installation to the system were rolled back. Manually install SQL Server. For instructions, see “Manually Installing Prerequisite Software”...

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DPM 2012 SP1: Protection Agent cannot be installed

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Data Protection Manager | 0 comments

DPM 2012 SP1: Protection Agent cannot be installed

When trying to manually install a Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager Agent you may receive this error: Protection Agent cannot be installed on machine where DPM is installed This problem occurs when you’re trying to install the agent from …\DPM\Agents\RA\4.1.3333.0\… folder. Try installing the SP1 RTM agent first by navigating to …\DPM\ProtectionAgents\RA\4.1.3313.0\… After installing this version you can apply the update from the first folder or from DPM Management...

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No support for LTO6 tape drives yet – HP revises firmware for tape libraries and autoloaders

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Data Protection Manager, Hardware, Storages | 0 comments

No support for LTO6 tape drives yet – HP revises firmware for tape libraries and autoloaders

In December HP released firmware upgrades to all its major tape libraries and autoloaders to support the new LTO 6 generation drives. Today I received a brand new HP StoreEver MSL LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 SAS-Drive and before upgrading the library I wanted to install the latest firmware that supports this drive. All I could find was version 5.70 for MSL 2024 which obviously is the latest version available. But this one does not support LTO 6 drives. I then found an article about version 5.80 being revised and therefore not available for download: CUSTOMER NOTICE: (Revised) HP MSL Tape Libraries...

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The way through Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 upgrade

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Data Protection Manager | 8 comments

The way through Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 upgrade

Yesterday I installed SP1 on my DPM 2012 server – see the screenshots below. The setup itself was ok, but the problems began when updating the protection agents on Windows Server 2012 systems. Welcome Screen of Microsoft System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager Service Pack 1 – choose Install: Data Protection Manager Setup Welcome Screen, simply click Next Choose your type of SQL installation, typically you will use the dedicated one The installer shows a warning, when you need to backup your database first. Do so… Navigate to your DPM\bin directory and run dpmbackup -db...

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