System Center Data Protection Manager Log Files and Path

by [Published on 20 Sept. 2016 / Last Updated on 20 Sept. 2016]

Tip explains System Center Data Protection Manager log files and path

System Center Data Protection Manager records DPM Server and Client activities in .errlog log files. Every DPM task generates a unique task ID. You can filter task IDs in order to find the events that interest you. DPM stores log files in locations mentioned below:

DPM Installation Log files:

  • For DPM 2016 the log file is stored in C:\DPMLogs
  • For DPM 2012 R2 the log file location is “ProgramFiles\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\DPM\DPMLogs”

DPM Tasks Activity Log files:

  • For DPM 2016, Task Activity log file is stored in “ProgramFiles\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Temp” folder.
  • For DPM 2012 R2, Task Activity log file is “ProgramFiles\Microsoft System Center 2012 R2\DPM\DPM\Temp”

Client Activity Log Files: Activity for protected client computers is stored at “ProgramFiles\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Temp” folder.

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.