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"Protected Computer" tab disappears when trying to modify disk allocation on DPM Console

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  • Hi all,

    We're facing synchronization issues on a sharepoint farm and we suspect that could be related to space problems on the dpm bitmap on the protected computer (errors ID 30119, 30501).

    when we try to check the space allocated on the computer (right click on the PG, modify disk allocation), the appearing dialog shows two tabls (DPM server and Protected Computer) during a few seconds along with the "loading" message in the main panel.

    when the loading... message disappears, and the DPM server replica and recovery point volumes are displayed, the Protected Computer tab disappears, thus making impossible to know which is the current allocation on the protected computer.

    Is this behavior normal? is there other way to check/modify the allocation on the protected server? We're on 2012 Sp1 (4.0.1920.0)

    Thanks in advance!

    Roberto

    Monday, November 18, 2013 8:25 AM

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  • Hi,

    Yes, that is by design if you are not protecting file data like volumes, sub-directories, or file shares.  The protected server tab only allows you adjust the NTFS USN Journal file which should only need to be made larger on a very large and active file server. 

    What are the details of the failed SQL backup jobs ? 


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    • Marked as answer by Roberto MD Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:49 AM
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:46 PM
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  • Hi,

    Yes, that is by design if you are not protecting file data like volumes, sub-directories, or file shares.  The protected server tab only allows you adjust the NTFS USN Journal file which should only need to be made larger on a very large and active file server. 

    What are the details of the failed SQL backup jobs ? 


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Roberto MD Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:49 AM
    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:46 PM
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  • Thanks Mike,

    We are protecting a SharePoint Farm and due to a data disk getting full, we moved a content database from that disk to another. DPM did not realize the change and yielded this message

    The replica of SQL Server databse <db> on <server> is not consistent with the protected data source.
    DPM error ID = 30119. (ID 33123)
    . However, after 2 or 3 recovery points with CC the problem disappeared. We raised a case and the support explained us that the supported way to move a content database is to first disable protection, then do the move, then reenable protection (procedure that I personally find very "heavy" as the farm is big and reenabling protection takes a while. In addition, you lose all history data on reports).

    Thanks again

    Roberto

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:49 AM
  • Hi,

    The procedure for removing or moving sharepoint DB's so DPM can maintain protection is documented here:

    Removing a Database from a SharePoint Farm
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634187.aspx

    When you stop protection, you just retain the replica, and when you add it back to protection, DPM will see the database has moved and will add it back to protection.  You do not lose recovery points when following this procedure.


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    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 3:41 PM
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