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System Center Data Protection Manager

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  1. Check data stored in DPM database for integrity

    DPM SQL database grows over time. Why?
    Maybe we need the mechanism, that can answer this question?

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  2. Why is so much outdated data stored in the PDM database?

    I can find info about all libraries all libraries ever connected to DPM.

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  3. Copy data from one tape to another

    would like the ability to copy data from one tape to another.
    Examples of this include.

    - Migrating long term backups from LTO5 to LTO7
    - In tape libraries with multiple drive, the last couple of tapes might not be fully utilized,
    This way we could consolidate and free up some media, instead of sending tape off site that are only utilizing a small percentage of the whole tape

    2 votes

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  4. Remove domain dependency for MABS

    We have clients that have or are transitioning to the cloud fully, and may have one or two remaining on-prem servers and don't have a domain controller set up. MABS is the seemingly the only way we can back up a Hyper-V workstation or SQL database to an Azure vault, but MABS requires domain services on its host server as part of the pre-install checks. Even though MABS can backup up resources that are in workgroup mode, this domain dependency prevents us from using the tool and apparently isn't strictly required anyway. Would like to see this removed from MABS…

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  5. 2 votes

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  6. DPM 2016 Backup Items in Azure Portal

    Right now DPM 1807 and 2019 will show a list of available Online Recovery points under Backup Items in the Recovery Services Valt in the Azure portal. For some reason DPM 2016 even with UR7 is excluded, even though you see the DPM server registered with the vault. Having visibility of what online recovery points DPM 2016 has created gives a simplified reporting mechanism for auditors, etc. when it is necessary to confirm that recovery points actually exist offsite.

    2 votes

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  7. SCDpm use azure blob as "tape libray"

    Allow SCDPM (On-Premises) to azure blob storage for the long term jobs.

    For long time jobs using azure blob storage to store the data like a "tape library" can be more flexible than use a "real / virtual" tape libray

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  8. Allow the SQL db auto-protect schedule to be modified

    Currently, SQL auto-protect jobs run at midnight and will cause tape backup jobs to fail if they are running at midnight with the error:

    The job was cancelled because the user modified the associated protection group. (ID 33342)

    This is per https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a1f0dd1d-e445-4613-a5e7-e97ab3013428/tape-backup-jobs-failing?forum=dpmtapebackuprecovery&prof=required

    Please allow us to change the schedule the db auto-protect routine runs. It is extremely difficult to try to time the SQL backups to not run across midnight if you have a lot of backup jobs running to tape.

    2 votes

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  9. Deploy DPM agents with Smartcard required account

    Currently, if we want to deploy DPM agents we have to remove Smartcard from our administrative account. We should be able to deploy the agent without being required to provide a username and password.

    2 votes

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  10. better management of backups in the dashboard

    When looking through the dashboard of protected items I should be able to right click on the item and see the history of jobs. Currently I need look at multiple areas.

    I would also be able to configure thresholds to indicate if it is an issue or it is green. I'm struggling to understand the health of my backups rather than if a current job has failed.

    2 votes

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  11. Sql server 2017

    Support for new versions of Sql Server with System Center Data Protection Manager is too slow, on average a year behind. When a new version Sql Server is released, a new version of DPM must be released at he samtime

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  12. Allow users to exclude folders of their choice of the protection

    When you back up a large number of computers, and apply the same policy for everyone (2000 or 3000 computers), it would be very interesting to allow users to exclude certain subfolders.

    In our case, we want to save the My Pictures folder, but a large number of users store private data (example: holiday photos), we do not want to find this data on our DPM servers, in this kind of case we would like to save the My Pictures folder but let the user exclude his private subfolders.

    It would be a good compromise between security and freedom offered…

    2 votes

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  13. Add possibility to disable quiescing for VMWare VM

    By default, MABS tries to create a quiesced snapshot before backup a VMware VM. If quescing the VM fails (for whatever reasion), the backup fails. I want the possibilty to disable the creation of a quiesced snapshot and just create a crash-consistent backup instead of an application-aware backup.

    2 votes

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  14. 2 votes

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  15. Enable the migration of Inactive Replicas to different modern backup storage volumes.

    Currently to move an inactive replica to a different MBS volume, the replica has to be added back into a protection group. This causes a consistency check, which is undesirable.

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  16. Reproducible bug: Get-DPMCloudSubscription fails to return data when run within a scheduled task.

    Take this basic script as an example, call it AzureSizeTest.PS1 and run it on your DPM server that has an Azure backup:

    $Log = "$env:windir\temp\test.log"
    Get-DPMCloudSubscription | Out-File $Log

    It will give you the space used in your subscription like this:
    SubscriptionName : Azure Backup
    UsedSpace : 2265763566598
    TotalSpace : 2265763566598
    StorageQueriedTime : 18/01/2018 13:15:42
    RegistrationStatus : AgentInstalledAndRegistered

    The UsedSpace will match the figure in the Management >> Online section in DPM.

    If you then run that script as a scheduled task the output is:

    SubscriptionName : Azure Backup
    UsedSpace : 0
    TotalSpace : 322122547200
    StorageQueriedTime : 18/01/2018 13:23:42
    RegistrationStatus…

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  17. Selecting a recovery point in SCDPM does not indicate when there are Azure RPs.

    The dates on the calendar in DPM Recovery can not be selected when there is an Azure RP available. Showing all RPs will show the Azure RPs and they can be recovered from there.

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  18. 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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  19. MABS Features Improvements

    I have seens there are some primary features missing which should be exists in MABS application. What i can suggest to improve features like
    1. Show clear picture of data usage
    2. More granular UI for Protection Group Storage Usage

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  20. 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.

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