Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager

Applies to: System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager

Introduction


This article describes the issues that are fixed in Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager. It also contains the installation instructions for this update.

Note Existing Data Protection Manager to Windows Azure customers should upgrade to the latest agent (version 2.0.9062.0 or a later version). If the latest agent is not installed, online backups may fail, and no Data Protection Manager to Windows Azure operation will work.

Announcing backups of SQL Server 2016 and SharePoint Server 2016

After you install this update, you can seamlessly back up your SQL Server 2016 and SharePoint Server 2016 workloads.

Announcing enhanced security for backups

This update includes the following improvements to security features of Azure Backup. These improvements provide greater resilience and recoverability from adversarial attacks on your important business data.

Retention of deleted backup data

Azure Backup can now be configured to keep, for 14 days from the day of deletion, any backup data that is deleted because of adversarial attacks. This makes it easier to recover your data after an attack.

Minimum retention range

Minimum retention range checks make sure that more than one recovery point is available after an attack.

Azure Portal-based authentication

Azure Backup can now be configured to request Azure Portal-based authentication for important operations that affect backup and recovery of your organization’s data.

Security alerts and notifications

You can set Azure Backup to receive security alerts and notifications when you run important operations that affect your data-protection plan. This lets you keep a close watch on any intrusive operations that are made by unauthorized personnel.

Note To access these features, make sure that your computer or server is registered to an Azure Recovery Services vault.

Issues that are fixed in this update rollup


  • When the length of the file path is long, file names aren't displayed on the Recovery tab.
  • Backup of VMs with RCT fails after CCs.
  • BMR backups for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 fail.
  • Backups fail with an error stating that the VHD that contains the replica or a snapshot of the replica could not be mounted or unmounted.
  • Data Protection Manager crashes while migrating workloads from or to Modern Backup Storage.
  • Auto-protection of SQL Server databases is enabled for backups to Azure in addition to disk backups.
  • VM backup from the DPM server fails and generates the following error message:
    The replica of Microsoft Hyper-V <VM name> on <server name> is not consistent with the protected data source.
    DPM has detected changes in file locations or volume configurations of protected objects since the data source was configured for protection. (ID30135)

How to obtain and install Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager


Download information

Update packages for Data Protection Manager are available from Microsoft Update or by manual download.

Microsoft Update

To obtain and install an update package from Microsoft Update, follow these steps on a computer that has a Data Protection Manager component installed.

If you're running a Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, double-click Windows Update.
  3. In the Windows Update window, click Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update.
  4. Click Important updates are available.
  5. Select the update rollup package, and then click OK.
  6. Click Install updates to install the update package.

If you're running a Windows Server 2016-based computer:

  1. Click Start, and then click Settings.
  2. In Settings, click Updates & Security.
  3. On the Windows Update tab, click Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update.
  4. Click Important updates are available.
  5. Select the update rollup package, and then click OK.
  6. Click Install updates.

Manual download of the update packages

Go to the following website to manually download the update packages from the Microsoft Update Catalog:

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 Download the Data Protection Manager update package now.

Installation instructions

To install this update for Data Protection Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Before you install this update, make a backup of the Data Protection Manager database.
  2. Install this rollup package on the server that's running System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager. To do this, run Microsoft Update on the server.
  3. In the Data Protection Manager Administrator Console, update the protection agents. To do this, use one of the following methods.

Note This update rollup agent update does not require you to restart protected servers.

Method 1: Update the protection agents from the Data Protection Manager Administrator Console

  1. Open the Data Protection Manager Administrator Console.
  2. Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab.
  3. In the Protected Computer list, select a computer, and then click Update in the Action pane.
  4. Click Yes, and then click Update Agents.

Method 2: Update the protection agents on the protected servers

  1. Obtain the update protection agent package from the following directory on the System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager server:

    Data_Protection_Manager_installation_location\DPM\DPM\Agents\RA\5.0.322.0

    The installation packages are as follows:
    • For x86-based updates: i386\1033\DPMProtectionAgent_KB3209593.msp
    • For x64-based updates: amd64\1033\DPMProtectionAgent_KB3209593_AMD64.msp
  2. Run the appropriate DPMProtectionAgent.msp package on each protected server, depending on the architecture of the agent.
  3. Open the Data Protection Manager Administrator Console on the System Center 2016 Data Protection Manager server.
  4. Click the Management tab, and then click the Agents tab. Select the protected server, update the information, and then verify that the agent version number is 5.0.322.0.