Data Protection Manager 2007: Error Codes and common problems reference

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 24-12-2008

Since i have been posting fixes for some small problems in Data Protection Manager 2007, i thought i would post some general info/links as well, that could aid in troubleshooting DPM 2007 problems.

DPM 2007 Troubleshooting Guide: Technet reference to common DPM 2007 problems

Microsoft DPM 2007 Error Code Catalog: Technet reference with all the ID XXX error codes for DPM 2007

Ctrl P – The Data Protection Manager Blog: No further introduction needed

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager TechCenter: Here you will find all resources for DPM 2007, regarding Support, Learning, Download, …

These sources provide a good starting point in troubleshooting any DPM 2007 problems or just to keep up with the latest developments.

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Data Protection Manager 2007: Replica is inconsistent

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 24-12-2008

Replica is inconsistent

This must be one of the most common errors in Data Protection Manager 2007, since i have seen this almost every day in my Administrator Console.

After the upgrade to Service Pack 1 for Data Protection Manager 2007 and fixing a minor ‘error ID 207’ problem, some of my protected server reported this error. No consistenty check of recreated recovery point could fix it. Within a second after selecting eihter tasks, this error reappeared.

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Data Protection Manager SP1 throws error 0x80004002 or ID 207

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 23-12-2008

After installing Service Pack 1 for Data Protection Manager 2007 and upgrading each of the agents on my servers, most of my protected servers would fail to back up with one of the following errors:

  • Replica is inconsistent
  • Recovery point creation failed

Only a hand full of jobs completed successfully. Consistency checks would fail also.

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Which account is locked or disabled today?

Filed Under (Windows Networking) by Just An Admin on 03-12-2008

In an earlier post a script was published which automatically sends users a warning message/mail when their password is about to expire.

A more simple approach would be to scan the AD for disabled and locked accounts manually or at a set interval, say each morning.

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Move DPM_SYSTEM_STATE to other location

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 01-12-2008

When using Data Protection Manager to back-up the system state of your servers you will find that a folder with the name DPM_SYSTEM_STATE is created on your C:\ drive on the protected server. When disk space is insufficient to support this additional data, you can alter the location where this data is stored:

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