DPM 2010 Secondary Server error querying production DPM Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • All configured as per Microsoft documentation:

    Production DPM with several protection groups (all green and good)
    Secondary DPM pushed agent to Production with agent status as good
    When creating protection group on secondary - browsing Production DPM receive error:

    DPM could not enumerate one or more components for application DPM writer on production computer <computername> (ID:963)

    Please make sure that application writer is in good state.

    I have run vssadmin list writers on production server and all writers are stable with no errors
    I have patched both DPM servers to 3.0.7706.0
    Both DPM servers run MSDPM2010 database from local SQL 2008 instances
    Production DPM server is physical  - domain member with Fibre SAN attached for DPM disk.
    Secondary DPM server is virtual - domain member with iSCSI target.
    Secondary DPM server will back up a test DPM server (virtual) knocked up today to rule out secondary server fault

    Ideas welcome as I'm pretty much stumped.

    Many thanks,


    Monday, November 22, 2010 5:48 PM


  • Dave,

    Please verify the DPM writer is started on the primary DPM server. Even if it is started, you may want to try to restart it then test again from the secondary. Beyond that you may also check the event logs on the primary and see if there are any logs indicating that DPMRA crashed.



    Thursday, December 2, 2010 2:51 PM