Increasing store.exe's RAM usage
I've been asked to improve the performance of an Exchange 2003 SP2
installation with a 30GB database. The server has 3GB of RAM, and a
major disk I/O bottleneck: single RAID5 array with two partitions.
Backing up and recreating the array(s) is planned for the future. In
the short term, I'd like the database to utilitze more of the available
RAM. I've followed the KB articles regarding the boot.ini switches,
adding "/3GB /Userva=3030". Adding these settings did improve
performance. Using Task Manager, I show 1.5G unused, with store.exe
using just under 1GB. Is there ...What about DPM 2010 Rc
Anyone use 2010 RC in a production environment?
I've put it on a VM to look at it, and it would be nice to use it in
My Number 1 Reason To Upgrade
>>> Can Disable Daily Tape Backups for Saturday and Sunday
What's your reason(s) for upgrading?
How is it working out for you?
Yes. 6 protection groups, 10 servers, 20 vms on a 6 node hyper-v cluster with
csv. Runs great. A few quirks here and there but overall great. A far cry
from our last backup solution. I basically set it and forget it. Check it
when I get in to the office in the morning.
...DCM for DPM 2007 and DPM 2010
Does anyone know if a DCM pack is available for DPM 2007 and DPM 2010?
If you are looking for System center configuration management pack
for DPM 2007 and DPM 2010 they are available for DPM health monitoring. If
you want DPM 2010 Management pack please mail me at
praveend-at-microsoft-dot-com. The closest answer to DCM pack for DPM would
be DPM's Best practice analyzer guidelines which can be downloadable from
Praveen D [MSFT]
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"John H" <JohnH@di...DPM Console crash
In our DPM setup we have a created a filter to disable the weekend back-up.
It was working fine till a couple of weeks a go. Now when we want to change
the date in the filter the DPM console crashes.
Does anyone has a solution for this problem? Witch errlog should we
You can look at the error logs for UI at:
DPM Install location \ temp.
Paste the error logs excerpt about exception here or send the error logs to
MICROSOFT [DOT] COM
Thanks and Regards
This posting is provided "AS IS&...Backing up CCR Passive node with DPM (block level)?
Hello Please check the link from the technet forums I posted.
Suggested to check out the new threads instead. Basically there is an option
in DPM to always choose the passive node in a CCR cluster. I've heard there
is a problem though where a consistency check is required and it can transfer
up to 90% of the data.
Why is DPM doing a block level? Isnt it easier to just check the log files
and the database files instead? I'm not an exper...DPM to DPM untrusted
I'm trying to find out if in DPM 2010 a DPM to DPM backup is supported
across untrusted domains? From my reading it appears to not be supported but
this is a pretty common/useful scenario for a number of companies.
If this is supported can the one DPM server backup multiple DPM servers from
multiple untrusted domains?
One way to solve this is by establishing a two way trust between the DPM
machines domains. But protecting two different servers without trust between
the servers domains in not supported. We will consider this in future DPM
releas...BCWS Incorrect in Resource Usage View
Using Microsoft Project 2007, I am trying to look at the BCWS data for
resources on one project. When I select the Resource Usage View, it
properly displays the Work and Actual Cost data for each resource. Expanding
the resource shows all of the tasks and their corrrect Work and Actual Cost
data;however, the BCWS summary data for each resource is at best erratic!
Some resources show 0 BCWS in the Resource summary, but when the resource is
expanded the correct BCWS values are shown for each task. One Resource shows
a summary BCWS of over 7000 even though the Work is 1500 hours. ...unable to back up using only tape (without disk) with secondary DPM
I have setup a secondary DPM with only tape capabilities (no disk available).
When I tried to create a new protection group on the secondary DPM, I unchecked the short term option (disk) and only select the long term option (tape), the "Next" button will get greyed out.
Any ideas why is this happening? It happens to all except when I try to protect the Primary DPM or protect itself (secondary DPM).
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http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorials/aspnet/9f75423c-4849-4866-ad48-8fbd2ed2ed88/c-...DPM Consistency Check
I have a 735 GB volume I'm using DPM 2010 on. If I throw it a do a
consistency check......it been running for over 5 hours. I plan on
protecting a larger file server with millions of files and over 4 TB of data.
How long can I expect a consistency check to take? If a consistency check
takes days...what happens to my backups?
The time to complete a consistency check depends on the change rate for the
data, the available network bandwidth, and the time that has passed since
the previous successful synchronization job.
Here is a good reference chart:
http://technet.micro...windows 2008 system state error on primary dpm server
I have two dpm servers, one primary and one secondary. Secondary backs up
the primary. Primary server is disk only, Secondary is tape only. Both are
windows 2008 x86 running the latest dpm fix pack. When the 2ndary backs up
the primary DPM server system state it fails with an error. I also cannot
perform a system state of the primary DPM server from the windows backup on
the server either. Both have just been rebuilt, all partitions wiped,
recreated. Below are the two errors....Any thoughts?
Log Name: Application
Date: ...crm usage statistics
how could I generate crm usage statistics?
for example by user, type of action, crm area, etc
Create a report using the Report wizard and if you want to make it more
complex then create a report using SQL reporting services and upload its
rdl to CRM to be accessed from within CRM.
> how could I generate crm usage statistics?
> for example by user, type of action, crm area, etc
I don't want to create just any report, but CRM usage ones --like which
users/business units make heavier use, what are the crm's "mo...DPM to DPM replication issues
Have a DPM 2007 sp1 server [with hotfix for HyperV] replicating to a 2nd
(offsite) DPM 2007 sp1 server. I am trying to backup full VHD's (agent
running on 2008 server that is running hypervisor). These vhd files are all
larger than 50 gb and one is 600gb. we have a 5-10mb upload - and plenty of
bandwidth at our colo.
main issue is our file server backup, it is about 650 gb of total vhd files
that i was able to get consistent once but after a failed backup it is
inconsistent again. have tried a few times to run consistency checks but
after a few 100 hours they get intur...DPM 2010 End-User Recovery UI
In my test environment I'm trying to configure the following:
DPM 2010 RC server is in domain A
My client workstation (windows 7) is in domain B
The client backup works fine, I can recover on the DPM server, I can recover
on the client through Previous versions without any problems
However, in the Client DPM UI, when I go to Recover, I get the following
"DPM found no recovery points which you are authorized to restore on the
specified DPM server. You can restore only those recover points for which
you were an administrator at the time ...."...Problem upgrading DPM 2007 to DPM 2010
We've disconnected the HD-cabinet with the DPM volumes and started
installing Windows 2008 x64 on two new harddisk. It all went fine until
we re-connected the HD-cabinet. Windows 2008 added all left over drive
letters starting from D: to Z: and connected these drive letters to the
DPM volumes. When removing one of the drive letters, the system got
unresponsive and after 15 minutes I had to reset the machine.
Can this behavier, automatically adding drive letters to DPM volumes
when connecting the HD-cabinet, be prevented?
Thanks for your reply.
OS upgrade assigns drive l...DPM 2010RC Adding Disks to DPM Manager
I have an 11TB Raid on my DPM server. It is GPT and formated NTFS. I can add
the drive to DPM via DPM Managment, however it tells me it has 0KB of free
space. Am I missing something simple here?
It shouldn't be formatted, no drive letter either. You should see it in
diskmgmt.msc, but not in My Computer for example. Then add to DPM pool, DPM
will format it when it creates volumes for your different workloads or
Hope that helps, I seem to remember that some time ago.
...Track DL usage
We used to track DL usage by looking for event# 26 in the
message tracking logs. Now in Exchange 2003 native mode,
the event is no longer there. Does anybody know where
this is logged or if it has an new identifier?
THere is a lot of info on the Z-tape that I do not need, such as the sales
per hour. How do I customize the tape to delete the info I don't need?
Also, are there ways to surpress printout of Tender Types I don't use but
don't want to delete?
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You can do so by customi...DPM hangs at consistency check after swapping protecting servers
Last week, we swapped one of the servers protected by DPM 2007SP2 on Windows
We kept the same server name, same Raid configuration and transfered all the
Manually re-install DPM on the new server. Remove and recreate protection
group on DPM server.
Keeps getting "Inconsistent replica" and when rerun, the "consistency check"
job stucks at 67mb.
There is new volume created in the replica folder in DPM server. I manually
moved all the files from
old volume to the new volume folders. Rerun but still getting hung at
"consistency check...Upgrade Path from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010
Is there going to be an upgrade path from DPM 2007 to 2010?
Yes. Look at the following DPM 2010 documentation:
"DPM supports upgrading from DPM 2007 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008 x64-bit
operating system to DPM 2010. If DPM 2007 SP1 is installed on a Windows
Server 2003 x64-bit operating system, you must upgrade to Windows Server
2008 before upgrading to DPM 2010".
Also, here are my notes on DPM 2007 to DPM 2010 upgrade:
http://santhoshsivarajan.blogspot.com/2009/09/dpm-2007-t...IP Sec with DPM 2007 or DPM 2010
Hi, we are about to implement IP Sec for a group of servers which will be
backed up by DPM. I wanted to find out if there are any restrictions
regarding backing up IP Sec hosts vs non IP Sec hosts in the same domain. Any
info will be appreciated. Thanks!
There is no restrictions on IP sec policies on DPM as IP sec policies
work at much lower layer than what DPM uses. But the policies should be in
such a way that both DPM and Production servers should be able to
communicate with each other, like network share browsing etc..(any windows
applications between these two machines...DPM 2007 sp1 Install
New install - on Windows Storage Server 2003. My Cybernetics miSAN V is
direct attached and is recognized by the OS. DPM is not seeing the library.
I cannot seem to find a troubleshooting document for this situation.
Make sure this library is support by DPM
Also, install the latest drives and perform a "rescan" from the DPM console.
Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA
http://publications....DPM 2010 and DPM 2007 SP1
I am looking for a backup solution for a new network consisting of the
- Primary Server running Windows Server 2008, Exchange, Active Directory
(some of this will be in a seperate Hyper-V virtualized Windows Server
- Secondary Server similar to above but running SQL Server instead of
Exchange (this will be virtualized).
- An iSCSI SAN for storing online backups
- An external LTO tape drive for producing offsite backups
I am interested in running DPM but the documentation suggests the need for a
dedicated server for DPM. Is this correct or could I used the ...protecting dpm with dpm 01-07-10
If you are protecting a DPM server with a DPM server, when you create a
protection group and drill down into your primary DPM server....what should
you choose for protection? If I select the C drive checkbox and system state
is that enough? I noticed that even though C is selected, not all things
under the DPM\Volumes\DiffArea or DPM\volumes\replica are selected. Seems
like the checkboxes stop at dpm\volumes\diffarea\servername\file system. Do
i need to select these as well?
what happens if you enable secondary protection for client nodes. If the
primary server fails, yo...protecting DPM with DPM 01-02-10
If I'm running two dpm servers and protect the primary DPM with the 2ndary
dpm server. What should I need to select to restore the primary DPM server
back to a working order and be able to restore from any point in time.
Do i need to enable 2ndary protection for each node on the primary DPM
server? Or is this only necessary if I want the nodes to be able to back up
to the 2ndary server should the primary one fail?
Have you seen these articles?
-- ...DPM & Encryption
I’m evaluating DPM and want to find out what sort of encryption and the
strength DPM 2007 SP1 uses.
DPM supports Self-Singed and Imported Certificates types encryption for
media. Look at the following articles for more details:
Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA
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