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  • hi

    i'm testing dpm 2012 (1 server with local sql database )

    and found out i can't use usb drive as offsite, only tapes\virtual tapes or dpmbackup.exe  with scripts.

    i was wondoring is it possible to backup dpm 2012 (running on win 2008 r2) using windows backup to a usb drive ? 

    thanks

    Friday, November 23, 2012 12:40 PM

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  • Hi Eran

    DPM storage pool does not support Universal Serial Bus (USB)/1394 disks.

    In your case, you can expose the diskbased backup (replica) with DPMbackup.exe and backup it up with a third party tool.

    1. Run DPMBackup.exe –replica
    2. Use Xcopy to copy the data from the C:\Program files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Volumes\ShadowCopy to the USB drive.

    See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb795753.aspx for more details.

    Stephane


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    • Proposed as answer by Stephane LADUNE Friday, November 23, 2012 3:46 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Eran.s Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:49 PM
    Friday, November 23, 2012 3:46 PM
  • hi

    as i wrote, i read about dpmbackup.exe usage with script

    but i was asking if i can backup the whole dpm server using windows backup

    Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:57 PM
  • Hi,

    To backup your DPM server you just need to have DPM database (And your storage Pool):

    1- Use DPMBACKUP.EXE -db

    or

    2- Use Secondary DPM Server

    Stephane


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    Monday, November 26, 2012 10:05 AM
  • The answer is - yes. Every Windows 2008 server can be backed up as a "whole server" using windows server backup feature.

    My DPM blog ystartsev.wordpress.com

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:10 PM
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