Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
• Microsoft has released DPM 2010 storage calculators . These can help you
calculate the size you will need for your DPM storage pool. Here is the link
• The Hyper-V Auto-Protection DPM 2010 PowerShell Script allows you to
turn on auto protection for protected Hyper-V servers. This script will make
it so that if a new virtual machine turns up on the Hyper-V server it will
automatically be added to the protection group on DPM. You can ind the
• A Microsoft consultant named Ruud Baars has a useful repository of
packages for DPM. These are PowerShell scripts that have been put together
to help with certain tasks in DPM. They are available for download at
Most of these tools have documentation with them but some do not. Here are
a few from that list:
° DPMTapeUtil combines several existing tape related scripts into
one script tool to administer tapes through DPM. Here is the DPM
product team's blog post on it: http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/
stops-here.aspx . It comes complete with a full user guide.
° DPM3Psync will create shadow copies of the DPM replicas and will
mount them on to a simple path so they can be accessed easily. This
tool can help when using third-party backups to protect your DPM.
° DPMvolumeSizing can assist you in preparing for large-scale
deployments of protected data. These can include such applications
as Exchange, SharePoint, SQL and Hyper-V. The instructions are for
DPM 2007 but this will work for DPM 2010 as well.