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  1. 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.

    39 votes
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  2. 7 votes
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  3. Check if The Dpm CPWrapper Service is running when upgrading a DPM Agent and start it after the upgrade

    Hi,

    After the installation of an Update Rollup for DPM for Protected Servers that use Certificate Based Authentication the "DPM CPWrapper Service" is always disabled. The is also the case on the DPM Server it self. It would be nice if the installation package could check if the service is running and, if so, to start it again after the upgrade.

    2 votes
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  4. using DPM in azure to backup On-premises servers

    Hi, i have several SMALL site, each of which contains servers that needs to be backed up. is it possible to install/use an already installed DPM server on Azure, and simply install agents (or whatever they are called) on each on-premises server to have them backup their information to Azure cloud?
    thank you,
    Gil

    5 votes
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  5. Find which tapes were written last weekend so we can send them offsite.

    We need to find which tapes were written last weekend so that we can send them offsite on Mondays.
    I really wish DPM would let us run a report which displays barcodes of the tapes which were written over the last weekend.

    Right now, we can run a custom filter on the jobs and then look through the output of all the jobs which ran and see which tape was used. This is a pretty tedious , manual process.

    7 votes
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  6. Report to list Tape Contents and Barcode

    Report to show barcode of tape and the contents stored on that tape. Should be able to select which tapes a user wants to report on. Right now when we have to remove stapes to store offsite, we have to view each tape contents and manually make a note along with the barcode. This information is then sent with the tapes to offsite. Going through this process is time consuming.

    5 votes
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  7. DPM bare metal recovery for Azure VM

    Currently DPM support backup bare metal for Azure VM, but not restore

    2 votes
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  8. Tape: multiple Long-term jobs on one tape

    One of my customers uses a tape library (without moving tapes offsite) and he needs to put multiple long-term backup jobs on one tape as data written on one day is only 1/4 of the capacity of the tape. So he wonders why he can't put 4 long-term joibs on one tape.

    Please enable that multiple long-term tape backups can be written on one tape.

    Thanks.

    3 votes
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  9. hyperv backups

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

    16 votes
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  10. Enable Auditing Feature in DPM

    Every application trying to scale towards Enterprise Level should have Auditing enabled to capture smallest of changes. Role based is an option but cannot replace auditing which can help in multiple ways for eg: find repeated human errors, process errors etc which are backborn when it come to Operations. today i can't even find out who did what as no one's ready to agree they did a mistake which makes it impossible to correct things. this will also help bringing the potential defects if any in DPM workflow

    9 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 3 votes
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  13. 3 votes
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  14. SCDPM Failed job report

    A report of failed jobs like the Failed jobs for yesterday and today, preferable configurable for time frame e.g. last day, last week, last month

    10 votes
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  15. Option to remove missing tape media and libraries that are de-funct in SC DPM

    Expose a command let or an option to let users remove tape library and tapes in SC DPM

    11 votes
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  16. Allow a Secondary server to backup a Primary server with a different SCDPM version

    For example if the Secondary server was running DPM 2012 R2 allow this to backup a primary server running DPM 2012 SP1.

    5 votes
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  17. Export/import tape information in DPMDB

    Over time may be necessary to replace a DPM system with one or more new DPM systems. An in-place upgrade is not always the best choice as well as reinstalling a new DPM system starting from an old DPMDB.
    In all these situations we have to deal with a decision: keep the old DPM system to have a track of the tapes retention and content or create a static report of this information with a PS script.
    I think that a tape information export/import would be useful.

    6 votes
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  18. 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.

    9 votes
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  19. Manage StorSimple Backup and Recovery with DPM

    StorSimple has lacked a good way to manage local and cloud snapshots in the 7000 series. I'm not sure how much this has been improved in the 8000 series. I would like to be able to manage the StorSimple backups with DPM. Also it would be nice if this would enable the ability for clients to use the built in previous version recovery that is missing with StorSimple.

    6 votes
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  20. tape

    If a tape drive (such as LTO4 and newer drives) natively supports hardware encryption make use of that instead of relying on encryption from within in DPM. Same with Compression, make use of hardware capabilities. That way both encryption and compression can be used together.

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