We just started testing Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2007 using an openfiler iscsi san and a 2008 box. So far it’s “working”. A lot of the time though I will get a message saying that the replica is inconsistent. Even after doing a consistency check and sync. After trying many thing I stumbled across this article. It says that manually specifying the DPM server does something to fix this issue.

Here is the command:
“C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\setdpmserver” -dpmservername servername

I ran this on our exchange 2003 server, which was having this issue. So far so good. It’s still preforming it’s check but at least it’s not immediately showing the replica and inconsistent. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.