Backup DPM 2012 SP1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have got Primary DPM and secondary DPM and I just wanted to backup my Primary DPM as well just in case. So I selected C drive on it +Bare Metal Recovery and System State. Next day I noticed my 5 TB NAS box only had 300 mb unallocated space available. I have 2 node cluster and it is running 8 VMs and Physical DPM backs the cluster and secondary backs up the primary.

    Somehow Primary DPM backsup is causing some strange events and fail. I have unselected the C drive for my Primary DPM to check if it backs up properly or fail again. I could see it backs up C:\Programe Files\Data Protection Manager\vol..... 

    Does anyone know what is going on?

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:01 PM

All replies

  • If you select the BMR backup then don't bother selecting C:\ drive.

    BMR will include it automatically.

    About the space taken, that's weird because BMR shouldn't backup the recovery or replica volumes.

    I think that you should do the following:

    1/ SQL Backup for your DPMDB

    2/ Replica + Recovery Point backups

    and that's it.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:07 PM
  • I need to backup the whole server and there was no other way as it has got some critical applications running as well.

    not sure which one is eating my storage BMR or C drive?

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 4:10 PM
  • Can you try only BMR and see what happens concerning the size?

    If you backup BMR then C:\ is included in it so no need to back it up.

    Friday, February 14, 2014 8:28 AM
  • I did and still no joy so I unticked C drive BMR and System State. there seems to be too many problems backing up DPM server on its own.
    Friday, February 14, 2014 9:02 AM
  • is there any other way to backup primary DPM 2012 ? I do not want to backup all previous disk backups from it.
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:34 AM
  • Faster for backup primary DPM 2012 that ONLY backup DPM database.

    To restore:

    1. Install OS - 20 min (if VM gen 2 - 5 min)
    2. Install SQL 2012 - 40 min 
    3. Install DPM 2012 - 20 min
    4. Restore DPM datebase
    5. Sync data

    Have a nice day !!!

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:43 AM