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Want to create new protection group for 2 members which are already under another protection group. RRS feed

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  • Want to create new protection group for 2 members which are already under another protection group. I have 12 servers under xyz protection group, want to move 2 members server to new protection group. How it is possible without loosing current backups.
    Friday, February 14, 2014 3:26 PM

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  • Hi,

    It all depends if the data source was originally co-located on the same replica shared with other data sources. If not then DPM will simple re-use the same replica and pick up where it left off.  If it was co-located, then the old replica and RP volume is shared and the RP's will expire as new ones are made on the new replica and RP volume created when it's re-protected.

    Moving Between Co-Located and Non-Co-Located Protection Groupshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399045.aspx


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    • Marked as answer by V Jay Rana Monday, March 10, 2014 12:11 PM
    Monday, February 17, 2014 5:35 PM
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  • Hi,

    Under the current Protection group (PG) , right-click the data sources for the members you wish to move and chose the option to stop protection.  Chose to retain the replica when prompted.  Those should go into inactive protection.  Now re-protect the same data sources in a new PG and that will add them back.  A CC will be required to make them green, then normal RP's will resume based on goals of the new PG.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, February 14, 2014 7:19 PM
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  • But where is the option to re-protect them again? There is only option showing to remove them permanently. can you please guide where to start the wizard to add inactive replica to new protection group?
    Monday, February 17, 2014 11:51 AM
  • If you want to add an inactive replica to a protection group you just have to add this datasource to a PG.

    If you need you can recreate a new one but you have no option to recreate a previously deleted one.

    Once the datasource is added to the PG then DPM will match the inactive data and gets what it needs.

    Monday, February 17, 2014 12:44 PM
  • Will it create new partition on disk for replica and recovery points? What about old partitions?
    • Edited by V Jay Rana Monday, February 17, 2014 1:00 PM
    Monday, February 17, 2014 12:59 PM
  • Hi,

    It all depends if the data source was originally co-located on the same replica shared with other data sources. If not then DPM will simple re-use the same replica and pick up where it left off.  If it was co-located, then the old replica and RP volume is shared and the RP's will expire as new ones are made on the new replica and RP volume created when it's re-protected.

    Moving Between Co-Located and Non-Co-Located Protection Groupshttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399045.aspx


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by V Jay Rana Monday, March 10, 2014 12:11 PM
    Monday, February 17, 2014 5:35 PM
    Moderator