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How to disable the DPM Server jobs temporary? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How to disable the DPM Server jobs temporary? What option do I have?

    Looks like Disable Protection\Enable Protection will work for an agent, but if you have many agent then maybe you can disable some service on the DPM server (All dpm services)?

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> get-service dpm*

    Status   Name               DisplayName                          
    ------   ----               -----------                          
    Stopped  DPMAC              DPM Agent Coordinator                
    Running  DPMAMService       DPM AccessManager Service            
    Stopped  DpmCPWrapperSer... DPM CPWrapper Service                
    Stopped  DPMLA              DPMLA                                
    Stopped  DPMRA              DPMRA                                
    Stopped  DpmVmmHelperSer... DPM-VMM Helper Service               
    Running  DpmWriter          DPM Writer 


    /SaiTech

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:12 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can safely stop protection of member, specifying Retain data on the wizard. This will effectively stop the schedule but keep the existing data.

    I would recommend though that you simply disable the DPMRA service on the client machine, and then stop it. This way the DPM server can continue running. The backups will fail obviously, but as soon as you re-enable the service you can resume backups with no issue.

    Disabling / enabling the service is easily scripted in PowerShell:


    Disable

    Set-Service dpmra -StartupType Disabled
    net stop dpmra



    Enable

    Set-Service dpmra -StartupType Manual

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by SaiTech Monday, August 20, 2018 7:45 AM
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:26 AM
  • Yes in that case it's a good idea to script it!

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    • Marked as answer by SaiTech Wednesday, October 3, 2018 1:59 PM
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can safely stop protection of member, specifying Retain data on the wizard. This will effectively stop the schedule but keep the existing data.

    I would recommend though that you simply disable the DPMRA service on the client machine, and then stop it. This way the DPM server can continue running. The backups will fail obviously, but as soon as you re-enable the service you can resume backups with no issue.

    Disabling / enabling the service is easily scripted in PowerShell:


    Disable

    Set-Service dpmra -StartupType Disabled
    net stop dpmra



    Enable

    Set-Service dpmra -StartupType Manual

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by SaiTech Monday, August 20, 2018 7:45 AM
    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:26 AM
  • Thanks Leon,

    One thoughts, 

    "I would recommend though that you simply disable the DPMRA service on the client machine"

    -For a Hyper-V protections it is a Quick job, there is often few protected member. But for file protections there is many agent installed. You can have a script to disable the DPMRA service.


    /SaiTech

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:45 AM
  • Yes in that case it's a good idea to script it!

    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by SaiTech Wednesday, October 3, 2018 1:59 PM
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:39 AM