Data Protection Manager 2012 incompatible with SharePoint 2010 + SQL Server 2005

Problem When you try to back up a SharePoint 2010 farm running SQL Server 2005 with DPM 2012. DPM is unable to backup the farm and consistently reports that the ‘Replica is inconsistent’. Symptoms of the problem: DPM Agent logs on the SharePoint WFE (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Temp\WssCmdletsWrapperCurr.errlog) 2.810 31 WssSqlAliasHelper.cs(375) NORMAL Getting SPDatabase […]

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SQL Agent log filled with ‘Login failed’ errors after deleting database

Problem We had to re-create a service application and this involved removing the old database. However, we begin to notice login failed errors coming up on the SQL database server instance of our SharePoint farm. The errors were appearing in the SQL Agent logs and it was flooding the logs with a new entry every […]

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Removing references to old / unused databases in SharePoint 2010

Problem Over time, as you create / remove service applications, there is a tendency for SharePoint to retain a list of databases that are no longer in use but still referenced in the SharePoint Config database. If you try to remove the database on the SQL server without first removing it from SharePoint, you will […]

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