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DPM 2016 Client Protection and Limits RRS feed

  • Question

  • DPM 2016 documentation indicates up to 3,000 clients can be protected by a single DPM server.  However the same documentation states only 300 data sources can be protected by a DPM server.  Since DPM 2016 creates a single data source (partition) for each client, how can a single DPM server protect up to 3,000 clients?

    We are rolling out DPM 2016 on Windows Server 2016 using modern backup storage for client protection only.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated?

    Regards,

    JJ


    Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:45 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The 300 data source limit was due to logical disk manager (LDM) constraints dealing with dynamic disks.  When you use DPM 2016 modern backup storage (MBS) those constraints no longer apply so even though co-location is no longer needed we can still support 3000 clients / DPM server.


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    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:08 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    The 300 data source limit was due to logical disk manager (LDM) constraints dealing with dynamic disks.  When you use DPM 2016 modern backup storage (MBS) those constraints no longer apply so even though co-location is no longer needed we can still support 3000 clients / DPM server.


    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.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Perfect, thanks Mike!
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:32 AM