It seemed like a good idea, and it still seems like a good idea when it works, but when my combination of Data Protection Manager, Hyper-V, and iSCSI gets grumpy, it gives me ulcers.
My recent issue started, as it usually does with this setup, with a power outage. The power went out, . . . → Read More: DPM and Hyper-V and iSCSI
Microsoft’s Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a dream when it works, but I spend way too much time wrestling with it to make it work and the reports it issues to track jobs are worthless. The whole experience reminds of Arcserve circa 1997: poorly made technology trying to do too much.
It seems . . . → Read More: Backing Up Hyper-V