Backup design what to additonally backup except BMR? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

      I have DPM 2012 R2. I have configured complete backup for around 20 machines. And after weekend I realized that half is red - and never done because of disk space..??

    So I need to deep down into it to found out how it really works. Most of the links in DPM points to web page called paged not found. So I am asking you here. Most of problem I have are with BMR backup/SSB.

    DPM creates new replica volume and recovery point. immediately after this new config it fails with out of disk space issue.i found on this forum to run wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -backuptarget:\\fs01\backup to see what will be the real size.

    Ok, he created 40GB. But from that command I see it will backup : system restore, C, E which is 350GB. even auto grow is selected - he fail and didn't extend volume..??

    (Why is this DPM tool so stupid that he didn't calculate it properly. It is same Microsoft tool :-D.)

    My question is maybe much more easy. I would like to have backup for disaster recovery. I am using VMW machines not physical.

    In protection group I have selected (in this example WSUS server):

    C 40

    D 300





    then I realized that D drive which has 300GB is also added to BMR - (by wbadmin tool.)

    And now I don't  know in which case should I backup all drives and when no.

    it seems to me like I will have some disk twice in DPM. once as BMR once as D drive. and I need to use another wbadmin tool with -allcritical to see what exactly will be covered by BMR backup?

    maybe there is simple method to properly choose what I need to backup to restore complete machine in case of disaster recovery?

    I am with DPM just for week now and little bit lost :-D thank you for any help guys! I didn't found any suitable article regarding this design strategy.



    Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:16 AM


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