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  1. 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.

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  2. NetApp

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

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

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  5. StorSimple

    DPM and StorSimple

    Maybe it is possible to find a way how to use the StorSmple appliance as target for disk backups or as virtual tape library.

    6 votes
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  6. Update DPM Management Packs for SCOM

    The current DPM MP for SCOM could be done better and should be improved. Please remove the console tasks targeted to all alerts. That is messing up every customers task pane.

    6 votes
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  7. BUG: The datasource property 'ShadowCopyAreaSize' is always 0 in DPM 2016

    I believe this is a minor bug in all versions of DPM 2016 - I've managed to check on UR2, UR4, UR5, UR6, and they all display the same problem. It is easily reproducible as it occurs on the multiple sites I've tried it on.

    In all versions of DPM, you can return the various data sizes using this simplified script which will query the first datasource in the first protection group only:

    $DPMServer = 'MyDPMServer'
    $ProtectionGroup = Get-ProtectionGroup $DPMServer | Select-Object -First 1
    $DataSource = Get-Datasource $ProtectionGroup |Select-Object -First 1
    $DataSource.ReplicaSize / 1gb
    $DataSource.ReplicaUsedSpace / 1gb
    $DataSource.ShadowCopyAreaSize / 1gb …

    5 votes
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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

    5 votes
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  13. DPM Bare Metal Backups for Windows 7 Clients

    To complement our investment in System Centre and DPM please add support for bare metal protection for Windows 7 client Operating systems the same as we have in Windows Server. We currently have to use a separate backup product to backup Windows 7 systems. Our Windows 7 systems are going to be around for a long time to come as we have just completed an XP migration to Win7 image.

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  14. 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.

    4 votes
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  15. File-level restore from Linux VM on VMware / Hyper-V.

    Add capability to restore files from backup of a linux virtual machine on VMware and Hyper-V.

    4 votes
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  16. Service Security Identifiers (SID’s) to grant access for the service running SQL server,

    SQL already uses Service Security Identifiers (SID’s) to grant access for the service running SQL server, to the SQL instance. Like setting up SCOM to use restricted access via NT SERVICE\HealthService. Could the SCDPM services be reconfigured to a user account with permissions more in line with SQL role db_backupoperator. Thus not granting NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM users access to all data!! As DBA's we are not comfortable with that level of access (sysadmin) being granted to non-DBA's

    4 votes
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  17. 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.

    4 votes
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  18. Continue Tape backups post minor issues similar to Disk 2 Disk backup

    Currently during D2D backups if we encounter some failures like a file being corrupted DPM will continue the backup skipping the corrupted file and mention the details in a warning message. The request is to extend this feature for tape backups as well.

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  19. dpm sql server backups

    Dpm will auto protect databases on a sql server, but when a database is removed manual intervention is required. Please add functionality to un protect deleted databases.

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  20. incremental Backup to Tape

    Incremental Backup to Tape

    Some of my customers have security rules which state daily Tape Backup und unfortunately deny cloud backups. Would be nice to have the ability that not every time a tape backup is a full backup.

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