co-locate data in dpm storage pool RRS feed

  • Question

  • I dont know why I struggle getting my head around storage pools it all seems straight forward.

    We have a single  file server with five shares of 300GB each.

    The DPM server has 2.7TB disk assigned as my only storage pool.
    I "protected" one of the shares by creating a 1.5TB replica and 500GB recovery point. The idea being that in the future I could use the 700GB to expand either the replica or recovery point capacity.

    Anyway, I came to add a second share expecting to make it part of the same replica disk and recovery disk, but the option to " co-locate data in dpm storage pool" was greyed out.


    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5:52 PM


  • Hi,

    If the share to be added is on the same volume, then DPM will use the existing replica and recovery point volumes for those recovery points.  If the share is on a different volume, then DPM needs to make another replica and recovery point volume for that share.

    Disk co-location option is only valid for Hyper-V Guest, SQL Databases, and Client protection.  All other workloads need separate volumes for each data source protected.

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    • Marked as answer by Joe Darkman Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:56 AM
    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:13 PM