DPM and Hyper-V and iSCSI

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

Why?

I applied an update to a virtual server sitting on Microsoft’s Hyper-V and rebooted it, but it didn’t come back up.  When I tried to start the virtual machine I received the error “Microsoft Emulated IDE Controller (Instance ID {GUID}): Failed to power on with Error ‘General access denied error’”.  The fix was . . . → Read More: Why?

Backing Up Hyper-V

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