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Install multiple DPM agents on the same server from same domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Is it possible to install multiple DPM agents on the same server?
    So I can backup that server through multiple DPM servers.

    I know I can protect DPM server with another DPM server.

    But recently one of my DPM servers crashed due to hardware failure.

    So I just want to protect important servers through multiple DPM servers.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 11:02 AM

Answers

  • As far as I know, you cannot protect the same source using two servers. You can use DPM ScaleOut feature to attach agent to multiple DPM servers, but only one server can own the source: an attempt to back up a source "owned" by an other DPM server will fail. In you case I'd  use two DPM servers in "cyclic protection" topology, with agents distributed between two servers and DPM servers protecting each other. 

    Gleb.

    • Marked as answer by Villa Plus Ltd Friday, November 20, 2015 4:08 PM
    Friday, November 20, 2015 1:03 PM

All replies

  • As far as I know, you cannot protect the same source using two servers. You can use DPM ScaleOut feature to attach agent to multiple DPM servers, but only one server can own the source: an attempt to back up a source "owned" by an other DPM server will fail. In you case I'd  use two DPM servers in "cyclic protection" topology, with agents distributed between two servers and DPM servers protecting each other. 

    Gleb.

    • Marked as answer by Villa Plus Ltd Friday, November 20, 2015 4:08 PM
    Friday, November 20, 2015 1:03 PM
  • Thank you Gleb.

    I am going to set up the "cyclic protection".

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Much appreciated.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 4:09 PM