Data Protection Manager 2012 on Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 and NAS connectivity


  • Hi, we currently use Symantec Backup Exec 2010/2012 on Windows 2008 R2 servers storing the data on two LAN-connected NAS servers. As part of our MS licensing package, we have obtained System Center 2012. I'm seeing if DPM can replace our BE software, but I'm running into a major hurdle, I can't connect (Add) either of the NAS machines. I see on DPM posts where you need to have a physical connection to the NAS (iSCSi or fiber channel) not an option on the NAS (Thecus N8800 & N8900 (no ability to add cards) and SMB 3.0 (appears to be a Windows 2012-only option ... I dread 2012 and don't want to move to it right now). Can my virtualized (hyper-v) W2008 R2 server see a non-connected NAS and if so, how do I pull this off.


    Friday, April 04, 2014 2:25 PM

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  • Hi 

    DPM needs local storage to connect to. you cannot use a NAS or USB device to backup to like with other backup software.

    Monday, August 11, 2014 4:55 AM