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Data Protection Manager 2012-High Availability RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I have question about DPM 2012 high availability.

    Can i make DPM 2012 high availability and how?

    I have two sites and i will be make DPM high availability.

    Do you have any idea?

    Andrej

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:28 AM

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  • Hi

    Are you using tapes as well as disks for storage?

    good read here, i know it if for dpm 2010:

    http://www.buchatech.com/2011/08/dbeamerdpm/#more-1851

    Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:57 AM
  • Hello,

    I have question about DPM 2012 high availability.

    Can i make DPM 2012 high availability and how?

    I have two sites and i will be make DPM high availability.

    Do you have any idea?

    Andrej

    Hi,

    There is not a High Availability solution for DPM such as clustering DPM servers. The link DareDevil 57 posted is a solution from a third party. I do not think they offer that anymore. So to add more to this the options you do have are  Primary and Secondary DPM servers, DPM chaining, or Cyclic protection. Here is a breakdown of each:

    Primary to secondary protection: The database and replicas stored on a primary DPM server can be backed up to a secondary DPM server. If the primary server fails the secondary server continues to back up protected workloads.

    For more on Primary to secondary protection: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj244598.aspx

    DPM chaining: A chain of DPM servers provide protection, and each server protects the next one in in the chain. For example:

        DPM1 is protected by DPM2 (DPM1 is the primary and DPM2 is the secondary).

        DPM2 is protected by DPM3 (DPM2 is the primary and DPM3 is the secondary)

    To setup chaining: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758194.aspx


    Cyclic protection: One DPM server is backed up by another DPM server, and vice versa. So that DPM1 protects DPM2, and likewise DPM2 protects DPM1.

    More on Cyclic protection: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj244597.aspx#BKMK_Cyclic

    I hope this adds some clarification around this.

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