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  • Hi folks,

    i have SCDPM 2012R2 in my environment where the requirement is like this:

    DPM is protecting all exchange,ad,lync and few network folders

    so the requirement is i need to schedule in a way that particular day let us consider sunday should be the full backup and remaining days should be incremental 

    i have given the retention range as 7 because i need at least 7 recovery points

    please suggest..


    Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:30 AM

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  • Hi,

    I will move this to the DPM forum.


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    Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:18 AM
  • Hi,

    Try not to treat DPM like other backup products where you have full, incremental and differential backups, as DPM works very differently.

    After the first full backup of a data source (such as a SQL database), another full backup will not occur.  Instead, the block level changes are snapshotted and transferred to the DPM server, meaning you have the effect of a full backup, but with minimal data transfer.

    Having one recovery point every day in DPM would be the equivalent of incremental backups!

    Hope that helps.


    • Proposed as answer by _Stephane_MVP Monday, December 21, 2015 10:29 AM
    Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:00 AM