Shadow copies enabled on protected server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I've been asked to enable previous versions on one of our file servers which are currently being protected by DPM.

    Soon, I plan on upgrading to DPM 2012 and when done, I would enable the DPM end user recovery feature.

    I would think that if a file server is already being protected by DPM then enabling previous versions as well, probably wouldn't be a good idea.

    In the meantime, before I upgrade to 2012, If I did enable previous versions, would this have a negative impact on DPM protecting this file server, and possibly cause VSS issues?


    • Edited by Al- Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:15 AM
    Thursday, March 7, 2013 11:13 AM

All replies

  • Our standard practice is to enable local shadow copies on all protected file servers.  It works great and we have never seen any ill-effects.

    We do this instead of using DPM's End User Recovery feature because we set different snapshot goals on local protected servers.  With DPM we create one snap per day for 64 days.  Local file servers are configured to take 4 snaps during business hours throughout the day (only weekdays).  This gives us more options when we need to restore files.  We always prefer to restore from local shadow copies first as it won't use the WAN (our DPM servers are across the WAN).  We fall back to DPM when we have to restore something beyond a few weeks or when local snaps failed for some reason.

    • Edited by Rod Savard Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:20 PM
    Thursday, March 7, 2013 3:19 PM