Individually selectable shares for datasources for online data protection (Azure) RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are running System Center Data Protection Manager 2012R2

    I've created a protectiongroup which backups a few shares from our fileserver to disk. I want to leverage our offsite backup with Azure Backup / Online protection. When I enable online protection I'm able to select the datasources for Online protection.

    My problem is that the different fileserver datasources are grouped together based on the physical drive where the files exist on the sourceserver.
    I only want to select important shares for online protection, not all of them reducing costs.
    When I use online protection for SQL or Hyperv based backups every datasource is Individually selectable. This is not the case with fileshares and online protection.

    Is this possible with Online protection?

    I also can't create 2 protectiongroups and split the important fileshare datasources across 2 different protectiongroups. That is also not supported. When u select a single share the whole physical drive where the share belongs can't be selected anymore.

    Example image:
    I only want to select the Dynamics$ share for Online protection. Not the Dynarent$ and 00 Algemeen$ share on the same physical drive, but I can only select all the shares with Online Protection

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:38 AM