Microsoft has just released Update Rollup 12 for DPM 2012 R2 and with that comes two announcements and nine fixed issues:
Announcing enhanced security for backups
This update includes the following improvements to security features of Azure Backup. These improvements provide increased 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 recovery our data after an attack.
Minimum retention range
Minimum retention range checks help to 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 enables you to keep a close watch on 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
- DPM-A recoveries fail with error ID 3111 because of issues in the file catalog
- DPM Client icon is displayed as a red "X" in the notification area on Clients that have the Anniversary update installed
- DPM Client crashes when the Client is upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- Agent backups fail on 32-bit servers after Update Rollup 11 is installed
- DPM crashes when you try to enable VMware protection to a vCenter server that was already being protected by DPM
- DPM is unable to backup VMs with characters in other languages in the VMWare VM name
- Azure backups and restores fail when the data source contains files such as thumbs.db
- DPM Server crashes while recovering from online backups with a long file-path
- Auto-protection of SQL Server databases is enabled for backups to Azure in addition to disk backups