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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.

    128 votes
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  2. DPM Protecting NAS / CIFS shares

    DPM to Offer Protection for NAS / CIFS shares

    118 votes
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  3. DPM 2019: Error 40002 – The VHD containing the replica or one of its snapshots could not be mounted or unmounted

    This error was fixed for DPM 2016 in Update Rollup 7. Please fix this for DPM 2019 now, and not make us wait for Update Rollup 1 (Q3 '19 on the roadmap). Neither host nor client has anything to do with VHD's and this error still occurs daily.

    104 votes
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    The error 40002 could be reported in multiple scenarios of VHD mount and unmount failure.
    Here are more details -

    WMI Out of memory (Fixed with UR7 for DPM 2016 and already part of DPM 2019 RTM):
    One of the top scenario where we observed the 40002 error is due to WMI out of memory. In a scenario, where you see 40002 error in DPM Console and at the same time you may see WMI-Activity error event ID 5858 logged with Result code 0×80041006. This code translates to “not enough memory for the operation’. To address this issue, with DPM 2016 UR 7 we increased the default WMI memory limit from 20MB to 60MB by adding registry keys (details below). This change is already part of DPM 2019 RTM.

    If you still see the same failure, the work around could be to increase this limit a bit…

  4. Fix ReFS or allow pre-MBS storage option in DPM 2016

    Fix ReFS or allow pre-MBS storage option in DPM 2016
    MBS is clearly broken, for a long time and since a fix is not eminent, please allow us to return to DPM 2012 R2 style of storage.

    101 votes
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  5. DPM 2016 and VHD Sets

    Would like DPM 2016 to support backing up VHD Sets.

    80 votes
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  6. 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.

    40 votes
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  7. 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…

    30 votes
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  8. Progress bar for DPM 2016 UR4 - Move Disk Storage

    Using the new Move Disk Storage feature in UR4 turned out to be a painful process for me. I decided to move a large volume first, as I thought this would give me the most space back. Four full days later it finished with no indication that it was actually doing anything at all. To make matters worse the DPM console was out of action pretty much that whole time too.

    What I propose is a progress bar for a move and possibly an estimated time at the start before you lock up you system for several days

    29 votes
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  9. Moving disk storage in DPM 2016 UR4 - Allow the task window to be closed

    When performing a 'Move disk storage' in DPM 2016 UR4 the task to perform the move currently doesn't offer the option to close the window and have the process run in the background.

    Would be nice to be able to close the task window and allow continued use of the console while the move task completes.

    25 votes
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  10. 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.

    24 votes
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  11. I want SQL backup compression added to MABS

    I want SQL backup compression added to MABS so that a restore of a database is quicker.

    Details:
    Built into the SQL application for years has been the ability to backup with compression (attached). MABS does not have this. Restoring the files to an alternate location takes 2x to 5x longer when uncompressed. We are currently not using MABS against these database files for this reason.

    More details:
    When creating a protection group in MABS, under "Select data protection method", we select both "I want short-term prtection using: Disk" and "I want online protection". There is no option to compress…

    23 votes
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  12. 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.

    20 votes
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  13. 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.

    20 votes
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  14. 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…

    19 votes
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  15. 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

    18 votes
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  16. 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.

    17 votes
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  17. hyperv backups

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

    17 votes
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  18. 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.

    16 votes
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  19. Add DPM agent to backup/restore linux hosts with DPM.

    We would like to be able to backup/restore linux hosts with DPM, through an agent.

    15 votes
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  20. Restore VMware VMs, backuped with Azure Backup Server, in Azure

    Currently it's possible to backup VMware VMs to Azure for off-site or long term copy. It would be great if these backups could be restored in Azure as IaaS virtual machines (if the on-premises data center crashes for example).

    14 votes
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