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Problem with backup of different Sharepoint farm with same DPM2012SP1 server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have problem with backup of different Sharepoint farm with same DPM2012SP1 server.

    My configuration:
    All servers is same Active directory domain - W2k3 native

    Backup server: DPM2012SP1 on Windows 2012 - build of DPM is 4.1.3415.0

    The first sharepoint farm:
    sharepoint server: SP1 server = W2k12, SharePoint 2013
    Sharepoint's DBs are on database server SQL1 - W2k12, SQL2012
    Sharepoint's config database use SQL instance with name MSSQLSEVER and by SQL server client network utility is created alias where MSSQLSERVER instance is redirected to SHAREPOINT1 instance which is configured on SQL1 server.

    The second sharepoint farm:
    sharepoint server: SP2 server = W2k12, SharePoint 2013
    Sharepoint's DBs are on database server SQL2 - W2k12, SQL2012
    Sharepoint's config database use SQL instanci with name MSSQLSEVER and by SQL server client network utility is created alias where MSSQLSERVER instance is redirected to SHAREPOINT2 instance which is configured on SQL2 server.

    Config database of both SharePoint farm use same name.
    Note: Name of these servers are devised for better understanding.

    Problem:
    I can create the protection group for the first sharepoint farm SP1 without problem, but when I want to create the second protection group for sharepoint farm SP2 - I can not do it.
    And when I create the protection for the second sharepoint farm SP2 without problem, I can not create the second protection group for sharepoint farm SP1.
    I think that problem is that the both configuration database of sharepoint farms use the same of SQL instance name and DPM agent/server did not look to SQL Client network utility for SQL instance redirection.


    note: using the same SQL instance in sharepoint's configuration database is that this Sharepoint's farms was migrated to other SQL server. As I know - change of SQL instance in sharepoint's configuration database  is not possible.


    I search on the web and I found similar problem described there: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8266ea77-4250-457b-88ec-97c792431856/protecting-two-sharepoint-farms 

    Have you any ideas how can I create the second protection group for my configuration?
    Exist any solution for this case? In my opinion there are many customers with same configuration as me.


    Thank you for your help.

    David Pokorny

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 12:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The issue is caused by the duplicate instance name.  There is no workaround at this time except to use a separate DPM server.  To date, we have not had a customer open a support call and ask for a fix, so nothing has been done to address this condition from a DPM perspective. 


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    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3:29 PM
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  • Hi,

    The issue is caused by the duplicate instance name.  There is no workaround at this time except to use a separate DPM server.  To date, we have not had a customer open a support call and ask for a fix, so nothing has been done to address this condition from a DPM perspective. 


    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.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    I thought it.

    Thanks for your help.

    David

    Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:56 PM