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Is this Scenerio ok using DPM for Disaster Recovery for HYPER-V VM's? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I have 2 HP Proliant DL360 G7's with 32gb RAM running Server 2012 Datacenter.

    I am just using them as HYPER-V hosts.

    Each are running various VM's, from Exchange 2013 installed on Server 2012, 2012 Domain Controllers, Server 2008 for other programs.. web servers.. etc.

    I want to protect them from disaster recovery using DPM 2012... 

    I figure I have a cheap hard drive installed on one of the hosts and backup using child to the hard drive which Ive added to the library in DPM..   then I copy that whole thing to an external hard drive once a week and store that off site..   Does that sound like a good plan?

    Smitty


    Jeremy Robbins

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jeremy,

    I would like to recommend you to backup the hyper-v cluster with DPM, please note that you can't use a removable disk as disks to the DPM diskpool. The disks for the DPM diskpool must be presented as local attached storage.

    Every once a week you will perform a restore of the VM's to the removable disk as an archive function. Please bare in mind that you will probably get a long restore time due to the USB or IEEE connection of the removable disk.

    I would also like to give you a hint of the possibility for you to put your VM's in Azure, this can be done if you backup up the entire VM using host-level backup. You could also use the DPM-DPM-DR scenario meening a secondary DPM server offsite.


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com


    Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Jeremy,

    The esiest way is using a DPM-DPM-DR scenario or backup you VM's to your primary DPM server and then backup your Hyper-V server to Azure.

    OR, if you would go with the first answer you could Always automate workflows using Orchestrator.


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com


    Friday, May 17, 2013 7:32 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Jeremy,

    I would like to recommend you to backup the hyper-v cluster with DPM, please note that you can't use a removable disk as disks to the DPM diskpool. The disks for the DPM diskpool must be presented as local attached storage.

    Every once a week you will perform a restore of the VM's to the removable disk as an archive function. Please bare in mind that you will probably get a long restore time due to the USB or IEEE connection of the removable disk.

    I would also like to give you a hint of the possibility for you to put your VM's in Azure, this can be done if you backup up the entire VM using host-level backup. You could also use the DPM-DPM-DR scenario meening a secondary DPM server offsite.


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com


    Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:47 PM
    Moderator
  • Can you think of something automated?

    Jeremy Robbins

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:50 PM
  • Hi Jeremy,

    The esiest way is using a DPM-DPM-DR scenario or backup you VM's to your primary DPM server and then backup your Hyper-V server to Azure.

    OR, if you would go with the first answer you could Always automate workflows using Orchestrator.


    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com


    Friday, May 17, 2013 7:32 AM
    Moderator
  • I don't want to pay for Azure..   I'll fool around with Orchestrator and come back if I have issues.. thanks!

    Jeremy Robbins

    Friday, May 17, 2013 2:43 PM