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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail

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Creating a backup status report with a community template

The recommended practice for creating reports is to use vendor-supplied views instead of database tables. The use of tables is not officially supported by Microsoft. DPM, however, is an exception to this recommendation, based on the versions leading up to 2012 R2. This exception is due to the limited amount of views available to create the right kind of reports.

Two community gurus have combined their talent to create and provide a reporting solution that targets the DPM tables with valuable data for organization reports. Steve Buchanan (System Center MVP) and Brooks Lindall (business intelligence consultant) are the creators and authors of the DPM_BackupSummary report.

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