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secondary protection of Hyper-V Cluster after moving to different primary server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    We moved our Hyper-V Cluster to another primary DPM server (setdpmserver/attach agent). This works fine.

    Hyper-V Cluster was also protected by a secondary DPM server. Now we try to add the VMs and BMRs of the Cluster nodes to the secondary DPM server again (removed all protections of the Hyper-V cluster from old primary and from the secondary DPM). The problem is, that the Hyper-V clusternodes do not appear under the new primaray server on the secondary but still under the old primary server. The Hyper-v Cluster itself is shown under the old primary and the new one. But I cannot select the VMs from either.

    Any ideas?

    Best regards

    Andreas

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:18 PM

Answers

  • Hi.

    With some investigation and MS-support we found the solution. We had to modify some SQL-tables to reflect the new primary DPM server.

    Best regards.

    Andreas

    • Marked as answer by MarxA Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:43 PM

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  • Hi,

    Unfortunatly, We do not support moving a protected server from one primary DPM server another primary DPM server if it is being protected by the same secondary dpm server.   That goes for clustered protected servers also.   Since this is not a supported senario, we do not have a solution for public consumption other than to move it back to the original primary DPM server.


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    Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:53 PM
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  • Seriously? Having a single DR DPM Server backing up multiple primary servers isn't considered a usual configuration. This is pretty poor.
    Friday, May 4, 2012 7:07 AM
  • Hi,

    <snip>
    Having a single DR DPM Server backing up multiple primary servers isn't considered a usual configuration.
    >snip<

    I think you misunderstood, we do support multiple primary DPM servers being protected by a single secondary DPM server.  What we do not support is "moving" a protected server from one primary DPM server to another primary DPM server when both primaries are protected by the same Secondary DPM server. 


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    Friday, May 4, 2012 3:04 PM
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  • Hi.

    With some investigation and MS-support we found the solution. We had to modify some SQL-tables to reflect the new primary DPM server.

    Best regards.

    Andreas

    • Marked as answer by MarxA Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:43 PM
    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 1:43 PM
  • I just posted a similar question: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dpmdrbackup/thread/e6410bc4-9e5e-400e-97e3-cb91724c45d6

    If any of the posters for this question have any comment or assistance, I'd love to hear it.  Thanks!


    Greg

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:05 AM
  • Hi,

    We have customer facing documentation stating that the above senarios are not supported.

    See COMMUNITY COMMENT under the following technet article:

    Setting up DPM Chaining
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg410636.aspx

    In the meantme, I'm working with the product group to see if we can change this restriction in the future.


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    Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:13 AM
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