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System Center Data Protection Manager

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  1. 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.

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  2. 5 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Better QA for DPM

    There are so many bugs with this product it is unbelievable. The product team also doesn't really care unless it has something to do with Azure backups. I definitely would recommend a different backup product given the current state of affairs with DPM.

    5 votes

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  5. SQL 2017 Support

    Add support for Azure Backup Server for SQL 2017.

    Currently the latest supported release is SQL 2016 SP1

    5 votes

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  6. Azure Backup Server should have RBAC at application level.

    As of now there is no RBAC at Application level, whomsoever has access to Azure backup server gets access to azure backup server application as well by default.

    5 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  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.

    5 votes

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  12. 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.

    5 votes

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  13. Support 3rd party SMTP providers

    In MABS, you can setup an SMTP server for sending emails. The issue is that there is a requirement that the username you supply in the SMTP username field must be a domain user. I have no idea why this is required, but it makes using a 3rd party service such as SendGrid as your SMTP server much harder. In Sendgrid, I setup an API Key which then says I must supply the username as "apikey" and the password is the actual apikey.

    Obviously, the user "apikey" does not exist in the domain, so when MABS checks this, it fails.

    4 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    4 votes

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  16. 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.

    4 votes

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  17. Backup from DPM to own Cloud Storage.

    I have few domains which has own virtual DPM.

    I want to backup it finally to central DPM with LTO.

    4 votes

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  18. [security weakness] DPM protection agent requires 135 and 445 ports to be opened on DPM server

    Recently, I've evaluated DPM 2019 server as backup solution for internal infrastructure and found that DPM agent requires 135,445 ports to be opened on DPM server. Without it, DPM agent cannot send it's status and initiate backup job.

    This is big security hole. As you know, a lot of ransomware and cryptolockers use these ports to spread across local network. If any of servers with DPM agent will be infected, then they will be able to connect to DPM server (RPC) and encrypt it's datastore.

    As you can see, DPM server backups cannot be 'last hope' to recover infrastructure if…

    3 votes

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  19. Fix console crashing on loss of connection to remote DPM server

    If you use the DPM Administrator Console to administer remote DPM servers, if the connection to the remote DPM server is interrupted for whatever reason (network connectivity drop out, service crash and restart, DPM host computer restarts, etc.), the connected remote DPM console will crash spectacularly, report the bug to Microsoft then eventually terminate.

    Please improve the console so it can be more resilient to communications failures between the console and the DPM computer. A loss of connection should not result in a catastrophic failure, rather, it should indicate a connection has been lost then offer to reconnect,

    This problem…

    3 votes

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  20. Backup directly to blob

    Allow for DPM to backup directly to blob storage in Azure without the need for local disk (or very little local disk/staging)

    3 votes

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