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  1. DPM to Protect SQL 2014 using CSV as storage

    With SQL 2014 it can now be deployed on Cluster Shared Volume as storage. DPM needs to protect SQL 2014 with CSV as storage.

    108 votes
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    • DPM Protecting NAS / CIFS shares

      DPM to Offer Protection for NAS / CIFS shares

      104 votes
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      • Add support for backup for exchange/sql server database on ReFS volumes

        Following the best practices guide for Exchange on TechNet, you can locate the database files on a volume formatted with ReFS file system,

        Unfortunately, Exchange and SQL Server databases can't be backed up by DPM from a ReFS volume (only NTFS works).

        73 votes
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        • DPM 2016 and VHD Sets

          Would like DPM 2016 to support backing up VHD Sets.

          60 votes
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          • Support for MS Storage Spaces (instead of dynamic volumes)

            Storage spaces are a cool Feature on local Windows Server installations. But they are more than cool: they add many features which weren't available in past: e.g. thin disks, mirroring/parity volumes and more.

            This should be the preferred method for DPM instead of dynamic disks.

            One of the supported Features might be for using SSD write cache to get sync data from remote Servers as fast as possible (to make the backup time window as small as possible) and then writing that data back to very slow parity volumes.

            A general config should be there per protection Group for defining…

            26 votes
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            • DPM error messages.

              Please update error messages so they can be understood in english of what they mean. Error messages are almost always vague and require a lot of troubleshooting. Please just tell us the problem. We don't have time to trouble shoot dpm issues that take several days.

              23 votes
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              • DPM and Azure Backup Server - Reduce the severty of the alert ID 33344

                This alert is about skipped backups due to the last disk backup already backed to cloud.
                The severity of this alert should be modified, from critical to warning.

                17 votes
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                • Fix for the 16TB Volume Limit in DPM

                  Because DPM formats its Replica and Recovery point volumes by default with an allocation unit size of 4K the volumes cannot grow beyond 16TB because of the NTFS limits.
                  This is a show stopper in enterprise environment respectively for big data source in general. (e.g. Fileserver or VMs with volumes in size of multiple TBs)
                  Please fix this!
                  If DPM would check the allocation unit size of the data source (source volume) and will format, its replica and recovery point volume with the same settings the problem should be fixed in the most situations. (e.g. when the source volume has…

                  13 votes
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                  • File-level restore from online recovery point for vmware backup

                    Item/file-level restore from vmware snapshot backups is only possible from short-term disk recovery points. Please add the option to restore a single file from a online recovery point instead the need of restoring the whole VM.

                    12 votes
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                    • Add SCDPM support for Hyper-V VM backups on non MS smb 3.0 file shares via File Server Remote VSS Protocol

                      SCDPM doesn't seem to support MS File Server Remote VSS Protocol for non Microsoft SMB 3.0 Storage Solutions. It always asks to have a a DPM Agent installed on the source, which is clearly not possible on non MS File Share servers. Nutanix for example has the MS-FSRVP implemented which seems to be leveraged by Veeam. SCDPM even seems to backup a Clustered Scale Out File Server by backing up VMs on the CSV via Agent and not directly via share.

                      12 votes
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                      • hyperv backups

                        Please fix dpm to auto add and delete vm's from a protected server.

                        11 votes
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                        • Allow backup of shares located on a Storage Spaces Direct SOFS with Azure Backup Server

                          For the moment it is not possible to backup files located on a SOFS using Storage Spaces Direct with Azure Backup Server or DPM

                          10 votes
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                          • Provide MAB Server protected datasource’s size for customers to be able to calculate protected instance costs.

                            When setting up protection of instances, we need to see the actual size that is currently used for calculating the cost of that instance.
                            This size should be displayed in the protected instance pane in Azure and be aggregated up to other overview panes in the vault.
                            This way, we could use the Cost calculator to predict the monthly costs of the actual data. The sizes should be available via Powershell as well for reporting purposes.

                            10 votes
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                            • Central Administration of DPM servers without SCOM

                              Some customers don´t like the idea of setup a SCOM management group only to manage DPM servers using Central Console.
                              They want a way to centralize DPM servers administration without SCOM.

                              8 votes
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                              • Support pagefile and file exclusions with hyper-v backup in SCDPM

                                current Set-DPMGlobalProperty -HyperVPagefileExclusions is not up to par when compared to other backup solutions. It is very labor intensive and very inconvenient to deploy and manage.

                                8 votes
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                                • 8 votes
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                                  • SCDPM support for 3rd party applications VSS writers

                                    Enable support for 3rd party applications VSS writers, like Oracle.

                                    8 votes
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                                    • Maintenance Mode

                                      Please implement some kind of Maintenance mode (gui or powershell). Sometimes a downtime is needed and it would be great if there is a simple way to set DPM in Maintenence Mode so that missed jobs does not lead to inconsistent data sources and require a consistency check.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • 8 votes
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                                        • Database of LTO contents.

                                          If you use more LTO tapes than space in LTO library you have to notify what is on each tape.

                                          It should be more userfriendly:
                                          - if you need to restore some data - DPM should ask for Tape with correct ID
                                          - if you have an expired tapes - DPM schould inform which tapes (which are offsite) you can use.

                                          8 votes
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