How can I deploy my DPM in failover or NLB mode.. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear All,

    I need to propose a solution to one of our customer, they have lots of data to protect so I need to give them 2 DPM servers incase one of them fails..but I need to know if we can deploy DPM servers in cluster or NLB mode,


    for example: if one DPM fails the backups continue to work with other node,...??



    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:24 PM


  • Hello Naveed,

    No, but instead you should have them set up a secondary DPM server, preferably at a remote location, as a backup to your primary DPM server for disaster recovery. The remote secondary can provide disaster recovery in case:

    • The primary DPM server and the protected computers are lost.
    • Only the primary DPM server is lost.

    In the first case, having a secondary DPM server in a remote location enables you to recover your protected computers quickly. In the second case, you can switch protection so that the secondary DPM server takes over as the primary DPM server for the protected computers until another computer can be set up as the primary DPM server.

    Details about secondary DPM server can be found here:

    If the primary DPM server goes down, protection can be switched manually from the DPM console of the secondary DPM server or by using a powershell script:



    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:16 PM