Modern Backup Storage with SCDPM 2016

System Center Data Protection Manager have come a long way, and has gotten some cool new features in the last few years.

Cloud Backup, VMware Support, best Backup Solution for Microsoft Products, support for all the new Server 2016 Features like Storage Spaces Direct, RCT, Virtual TPM, Backup Mixed Mode Cluster and many more.

System Center Data Protection Manager has been always the first choice for our Customers, to provide a perfect Backup Solution of their Microsoft workload, fully integrated in their Microsoft Datacenter and the possibility to store the long term Backup to the Cloud.

 

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So, SCDPM 2016 has been released in Q4 2016 and we got a huge new Feature to store our Backup files called Modern Backup Storage.

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System Center 2016 is here

 

We have been waiting a long time, Microsoft released the new System Center 2016 suite nearly a month ago.

A few days after, also Update Rollup 1 has been released.

As I am mainly related to SCDPM, SCSM and SCO, I will show you all the news around these three Products

So lets take a look, what’s new with System Center 2016.

Service Manager 2016

  • Time to create and update Work Item is reduced
  • Workflows are faster
  • Group and queue calculations improved
  • Faster SCCM and Active Directory Connector
  • Grooming improvements

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Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 9 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SPF, VMM, Windows Azure Pack.

As we know, there is the possibility that the actual Update Rollup can contain some Bugs, so maybe wait a few days to install, or try it on a Test Environment.

Get all Information’s about Update Rollup 10 for System Center 2012 R2:

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Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 9 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SCOM, SCSM, SPF, SCVMM and Windows Azure Pack..

As we know, there is the possibility that the actual Update Rollup can contain some Bugs, so maybe wait a few days to install, or try it on a Test Environment.

Get all Information’s about Update Rollup 9 for System Center 2012 R2: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3129757

Here are some Details

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Check Last Backup, Version 1.3 available

There is a new release of my “Check Last Backup” SCDPM Script. I have done some modification on the Code and added some new Features.

Skip HyperV now reports the span Days, so you can see if there is a Problem.

The query for running Job now ignores Tape Jobs.

And we now create a Summary Report and you will be able to send this via mail.

Hope you like the new Script, here is the Code, at the End is the Link to TechNet Gallery Download. Please rate and comment for new Features.

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Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2 released

Microsoft released the Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2.

Update Rollup 8 contains Fixes and Updates for SCDPM, SCOM, SCO, SPF,  SCVMM and Windows Azure Pack.

The UR 8 and the Portal for SCSM will be released next week.

As we know, there is the possibility that the actual Update Rollup can contain some Bugs, so maybe wait a few days to install, or try it on a Test Environment.

Get all Information’s about Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 R2: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3096378

Here are some Details

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Check Last Backup, Script available in Version 1.2

There is a new Version of my SCDPM PowerShell Script, Check Last Backup. I have added a high requested Feature, to skip Hyper-V Datasources.

Why you want to skip VM Backup? My Script is starting a Backup job if your backup is too old, so cause Hyper-V VM’s can sometime backed up in Offline mode, that is not good if this is happening during production time.

So the Script has now the possibility to skip Hyper-V VM Datasources.

Like the previous Version, you can call this Script with Parameter’s and send the Result as an email.

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Update Rollup 7 für System Center 2012 R2

Seit heute steht das Update Rollup 7 für die aktuelle System Center Familie bereit.

Update Rollup 7 für System Center 2012 R2 bringt viele Fixes für die Produkte SCDPM, SCOM, SCO, SCSM, SCVMM und Windows Azure Pack.

Bitte das Update zuvor in einer Testumgebung installieren, da wir aus der Vergangenheit ja wissen, das solche Update Rollups auch mal Probleme verursachen können.

Am besten auch mal ein paar Tage mit der Installation warten, sollte es Probleme geben, werden diese in den ersten Tagen nach Veröffentlichung ja bekannt gegeben.

Hier die Lister de betroffenen Produkte und der Download zum Update:

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SCU DACH Satellite Event in Frankfurt, Azure Backup, SCDPM News

Ich durfte vergangene Woche auf dem SCU DACH pre Event, veranstaltet von Carsten Rachfahl, teilnehmen und einen Vortrag zu SCDPM und Azure Backup halten. Außerdem durfte ich endlich einige meiner früheren Interview Partner, Daniel Neumann und Andreas Baumgarten, persönlich kennenlernen.

Hier möchte ich einige Fakten zu Azure Backup und zu den SCDPM Neuerungen in den letzten Monaten und der Zukunft aufzeigen. Es hat sich bei den letzten 2-3 Update Rollups einiges getan. Nicht nur Bug fixes, sondern auch eine große Anzahl an neuen Features wurden der aktuellen SCPDM Version spendiert.

Azure Backup

Zuerst einmal die Neuerungen bei Azure Backup. Viele neuen Feature gab es bei SCDPM in Verbindung mit Azure Backup.

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Cookbook

20150520_102942000_iOSEs ist zwar noch nicht das eigene Buch, aber zumindest durfte ich mit einigen tollen Leuten am aktuellen System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Cookbook mitarbeiten, welches kürzlich erschienen ist.

Wie schon bei meinen anderen Buch Rezensionen, habe ich geschrieben das mir die Schreibweise der Cookbooks sehr gefällt, um so mehr eine Freud hier mitwirken zu dürfen.

Ein Interview mit dem Autor, Robert Hedblom gab es ja schmal auf meinem Blog, das könnt ihr hier nochmals nachlesen: http://www.techguy.at/interview-mit-robert-hedblom/

Neben der detailreichen Erklärung der bekannten SCDPM Features, wurden vor allem die Cloud Features sehr gut beschrieben.

Für jeden der mit SCDPM arbeitet, eine absolute Kaufempfehlung.

Amazon Link: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 Cookbook

Viel Spaß beim lesen.