Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DPM Backup Exchange after database move

I moved an Exchange database last night from Local Disk N:\ to  Local Disk R:\  and came to the discovery that DPM doesn't notice that change automatically.
I got the following error:

DPM is unable to continue protection for Second Storage group x because the change tracking information is corrupt (ID 30156 Details: Do not Attach the filter to the volume at this time (0x801F000F))

 When I viewed the details of the replica path of the storagegroup the old source was still visable.

I had to go trough the Protection Group Modify Wizard of the protection group without making any changes before DPM would see the change.

After this everything looked fine:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Anonymous SMTP for DPM 2012

Setting up anonymous SMTP in DPM has been an issue for some time. It seems like you need to fill in the username and password field.
You can work arround this "Bug".

Fill in the right details on the SMTP Server options tab.
Under "Authenticated STMP server" fill in a fake user and password.

Now open the Registery Editor and browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Notification
Delete the keys "SmtpPassword" and "SmtpUserName" 
corresponding to the fake user you filled in

All set! Emails from DPM will now be send anonymous.

Monday, November 26, 2012

SetDpmServer failed with errorcode =0x80004005, error says: Unspecified error

SetDpmServer failed with errorcode =0x80004005, error says: Unspecified error

This is caused because you don't have all the default rules in advanced firewall.
When you stop the firewall service (MpsSvc) , and then execute the setdpmserver command, it works.

Please be aware that stopping the firewall service could prevent your connection with the server.
I made a simple .bat file to set the DPM server:

net stop MpsSvc
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\SetDpmServer.exe" -dpmservername dpmservername
net start MpsSvc


If you add the following predefined default firewall rules, the setdpmserver.exe runs fine:

Windows Management Instrumentation
Remote Service Management
File and Printer Sharing

SetDpmServer failed with errorcode =0x80070005, error says: Access is denied.

I got this error today:

SetDpmServer failed with errorcode =0x80070005, error says: Access is denied.

Cause was the protected server could not be reached over the network.
I opened my explorer, typed \\DPMserver and logged in with the right credentials.

Tried the SetDpmServer command again, worked!
Looks like a trust issue?