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  1. BMR for DPM or something to backup the config Storage Pools for MBS

    When using MBS, you probably created storage pools.
    However when your system dies, you may have your SQL backed up but lose your storage!
    Because that config of the storagepools is lost.
    Something like BMR or Windows Config backup would be nice.

    2 votes
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  2. Enabling Online Backup on a Secondary DPM Server

    We would like to enable Online Backup on a secondary DPM Server.
    The Scenario is the following:
    We have several small branches connected to a Datacenter using MPLS connection, the branch offices do not have direct Internet access, the Internet access is shared through the Datacenter.
    We have one DPM server in each site and a secondary DPM server in the Datacenter, therefore we would like to enable Online Backup to Azure on the secondary DPM server and not on the primary.
    This is very important scenario that is holding back the customer to use Azure as Offsite/secure location.
    Thank…

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    12 votes
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  4. 11 votes
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  5. Exchange 2016 support with SCDPM 2016

    Please bring official support of backing up the newest version of Exchange with the newest version of SCDPM.

    8 votes
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  6. Add an option to auto-protect new datasources to Online backups in DPM and Azure Backup Server.

    Add an option to auto-protect new datasources to Online backups in DPM and Azure Backup Server.

    Currently SQL auto-protect might add new DBs to local protection but those datasources will not automatically be added to Online protection. An Admin may not notice and Online protection is missed.

    5 votes
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  7. MARS failure after 2016 RU2

    After installing RU2 on DPM 2016 Servers, I can't edit PGs that have Online protection. The error (attached) states that the MARS agent is out of date. It's version 2.0.9062.0 which is the latest available as of 5 mins ago. Online Recovery Point jobs seem to be working properly.

    2 votes
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  8. Network bandwidth throttle VMware backup

    I would like the capability to bandwidth throttle VMware backup in the same way that we are able to throttle the DPM agent on Windows servers.

    6 votes
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  9. SCDPM support for 3rd party applications VSS writers

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

    10 votes
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  10. multi restore

    Restore multiple Sql Server Databases
    SQL Multi-restore – DPM only allows single SQL restores so if you lose an entire SQL instance with 100 DBs, this results in 100 separate restores to be configured.

    10 votes
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  11. Rename SQL files during restore

    DPM already allows you to restore a DB to the same SQL instance as the original DB, except using a new DB name. However, it doesn’t let you specify new file names for the DB files. So we want to restore “DB1” to the same SQL instance while using the name “DB1_Test”. However, we are blocked due to the underlying files already existing for “DB1”. To work around, we would need to 1) restore to a different directory, 2) detach the DB, 3) rename the files, 4) copy them to the original \MSSQL\Data directory, and 5) attach the new “DB1_Test”.…

    10 votes
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  12. DPM Protecting NAS / CIFS shares

    DPM to Offer Protection for NAS / CIFS shares

    115 votes
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  13. DDBoost support

    It would be great if DPM had DDBoost support or any option to use a Deduplication Appliance \ Storage.

    3 votes
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  14. 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.

    124 votes
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  15. multiple DPM Storage Pools

    I would like to have multiple storage pools. Then it is possible to assign exlusive LUNs for a protection group.
    This saves very much time in managing protection groups with many datasources / now I have to use custom volumes.

    2 votes
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  16. NetApp

    Provide direct data backup options for NetApp and other SAN appliances in DPM.

    6 votes
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  17. SCDPM: Express full backup schedule in HH:MM and not only in 30 min steps

    In a high dense hosting environments a lot of happens in hour or even half an hour intervals. So starting at a different time would be helpful.

    10 votes
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  18. Centralize backup that has these capablityes. 1. Local DEDUP 2. Global DEDUP 3. Archiving capabilities 4. Allowing clients Agents to push ba

    Centralize backup that has these capablityes.
    1. Local DEDUP
    2. Global DEDUP
    3. Archiving capabilities
    4. Allowing clients Agents to push backup to local storage, Cloud, tapes, or other DPM server.
    5. Centralize monitoring.
    6. Capabilities Failover to other central backups infrastructure.
    7. Reporting that track type of data that is backing up.

    5 votes
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  19. Add ability to make choice reg. SQL log truncation when doing host level backups

    Add the ability to choose wether transaction logs are truncated (backed up) when doing host level backups of VMs where SQL Server is running. In former DPM version this choice was possible as documented in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/975354
    According to DPM specialist DPM 2012R2 (and newer) is currently not implementing the IVssBackupComponents::SetBackupOptions API which would allow to control the log truncation behavior.
    Business scenario is to be able to back up a VM, while still leveraging SQL backups via maintenance plans and not let the DPM backup interfer with SQL backups.

    In earlier Windows OS Version (pre 2012) it was possible to…

    7 votes
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  20. 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…

    15 votes
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