DPM 2022 supports installing DPM 2022 on Windows Server 2022 and protecting Windows Server 2022 workloads. For more information about supported versions for Windows Server, see System Requirements. Since licensing SQL on a physical server with multiple processors can be expensive, firstly, I wanted to know what the minimum hardware specification for SCDPM 2019 was in terms of processors, as I couldn`t find anything specific in this area (hardware requirements only seem to indicate memory and RAM), and second, I wondered what was the best way to License SQL in this scenario? Workaround: Install only on the 64-bit version. For a complete list of system requirements, see Prepare your environment for System Center Data Protection Manager. Hardware requirements are not based on database size, but usage. It is impossible to guess the needs of your processor. System Center DPM 2016 delivers improvements in three key areas: storage efficiency, performance, and security. Modern backup storage takes advantage of improvements in Windows Server 2016 and saves 30-40% of space. In addition to space savings, you can improve storage and performance by using MBS to back up specific workloads to specific volumes. Improved DPM performance reduces I/O requirements by up to 70%, speeding up backups.

DPM 2016 supports protected virtual machines. Because this involves using SQL Server with DPM, it is recommended that you post your question in the SCDPM forum. SCDPM is not currently supported in the Q&A forums, you can contact the experts of the SCDPM Special Forum here: social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=dpm The new SQL Server to which you want to migrate the DPM database must have the same SQL Server configuration, configuration configuration, firewall rules, and DPM support files (sqlprep) before performing the DPM upgrade. Note that System Center 2022 Data Protection Manager supports both local and remote SQL instances. You can skip this step if SQL Server has already been deployed locally or on another server in your environment. After you install the new instance of SQL Server and prepare it for using DPM, you must create a backup of the current DPM database and restore it to the new SQL Server. Both scenarios are not supported. You can select only one of the following options: On-premises DPM servers cannot protect Azure workloads. When deciding on the location of the DPM server, consider the network bandwidth between the DPM server and the protected computers. If you are protecting data over a wide area network (WAN), a minimum network bandwidth of 512 kilobits per second (Kbps) is required. For more information about new patches and URs, see the applicable release notes.

Workaround: The fix will be available in the future DPM 2019 update rollup. Contact DPM Support if you need this hotfix for DPM 2019 UR2. Workaround: If you want to use a remote instance of SQL Server as a DPM database, make sure that the SQL Server instance is not running on a domain controller. You can install System Center – 2019 Data Protection Manager (DPM) on Windows Server 2016 or 2019. You can upgrade to DPM 2019 from the following versions: This allows backups to be performed without consistency checks while the cluster remains active. 5) Enter the server name followed by the SQL Server instance name, as shown in the screenshot below, select Authentication Type as „SQL Server Account“, and then click Test Connection. If the connection test was successful, click Next to continue. This example prepares a remote SQL Server cluster for use in migration. 6) Keep the default database name (ReportServer), and then click Next to continue.

Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) are a chip on the motherboard of computers that supports cryptographic key integration. These keys are used by BitLocker to protect your computer even if it is stolen. Virtual TPM (vTPM) is a feature of Windows Server 2016. With vTPM, you can use BitLocker and a TPM virtual chip to encrypt a virtual machine to protect the virtual machine. These virtual machines, called shielded virtual machines, can only run on healthy, trusted hosts in the infrastructure. After completing the migration preparation steps, start the DPM 2019 installation process. DPM Setup displays information about the current instance of SQL Server that is pre-populated. Here, you can select another instance of SQL Server or fail over to a clustered SQL instance that will be used during migration.

After you save the file, at the elevated command prompt on the install server, type: start /wait [media location]setup.exe /i /f DPMSetup.ini /l dpmlog.txt. If you use DPM 2012 R2 to protect VMware virtual machines, you cannot upgrade to DPM 2016 even after you end protection. Upgrade fails with error 34517 – DPM 2016 does not yet support VMware Backup. To resolve this issue, follow the upgrade steps here. Protecting the SQL Server database stored in CSV format is supported with DPM 2019 UR2 and later. Create the security groups and accounts required by DPM. To do this, click Start > Manage > Active Directory Users and Computers > Domain/Integrated and create these security groups. For each group, use the default setting Scope (global) and Group type (security): After you install SQL Server, open SQL Server Configuration Manager > SQL Server Network >Configuration Protocols and right-click Named Pipes > Enable. You must stop and restart the SQL Server service. DPM 2016 supports backup and recovery of shielded virtual machines whose hard disks/VHDX are protected by vTPM. Note that item-level restore (ILR) and restore from another location (ALR) to a location outside the protected fabric are not available for this scenario.

You can back up a DPM server to Azure. The general steps are as follows: > You can download the evaluation material for CMDS 2022 directly from the following link. You can upgrade System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) version 1807 only from DPM 1801. DPM 1807 is the second release of the System Center Semi-Annual Channel (SAC). If you want to upgrade from DPM 2016 to DPM 1807, you must first install DPM 1801 by following the steps in Update DPM installation. Disks: For short-term storage, DPM backs up data to disk pools. As a Windows virtual machine in VMware – You can deploy DPM to help protect Microsoft workloads running on Windows virtual machines in VMware. In this scenario, DPM can be deployed as a physical stand-alone server, as a Hyper-V virtual machine, or as a Windows virtual machine in VMware. Issue: DPM does not support short-term backup (incremental backup) to tape for workload data (Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Hyper-V). Only file data (volumes, shares, folders) can be backed up incrementally. In the DPM administrator console, select the Protection feature.

A single DPM server can protect up to 3000 client computers and 100 servers. These workloads can run on a single server or in a cluster configuration. Existing Data Protection Manager customers to Microsoft Azure must upgrade to the latest agent (version 2.0.9238.0 or later). If the latest agent is not installed, online backups may fail and Data Protection Manager for Microsoft Azure may not work (applies to UR4 2019). For more information about the issues that are resolved and installation instructions for UR1, see the Knowledge Base article Update Rollup 1. Modern backup storage delivers 30-40% storage savings through technologies such as ReFS (Resilient File System).