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  • Question

  • Hi,

     

    We are currently running DPM 2010 and we the backups of System State and Bare metal protection of virtual servers are constantly failing.  Other physical servers are fine and have no problems but these seem to fail all of the time.

    Any help appreciated

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 4:10 PM

Answers

  • Please check the protected server (PS) and make sure the Windows backup feature is installed and if already installed look for any event messages on the PS for Windows backup that may detail the cause of the failure.  To test BMR backup outside of DPM, try this command:

    1) Set up a network share on a remote machine \\server\bmrshare

    2) From an administrative command prompt on the PS, type:

                  wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -backuptarget:\\server\bmrshare


    This should show you the list of volumes included in the BMR backup and ask "Do you want to start the backup operation?. - Type Y to continue..

    3) Troubleshoot any Windows backup problems that occur, once this works, DPM should be able to take BMR backups.

    backup logs are located in 'C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsServerBackup

    If the error isn't self expainatory, please open a thread in the Windows backup group concerning the wbadmin error.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsbackup

    4) Check the disk space required for the BMR by looking at the \\server\bmrshare and make sure the PG on the DPM server has enought disk space allocated for the replica volume to hold the BMR backup.

    NOTE: BMR backup does NOT require any disk space on the PS, DPM writes directly to the DPM Servers replica volume. However, if you only select SystemState (not bmr option) - then DPM will require ~15GB free space on the PS.

     


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:43 PM
    Moderator

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  • Please check the protected server (PS) and make sure the Windows backup feature is installed and if already installed look for any event messages on the PS for Windows backup that may detail the cause of the failure.  To test BMR backup outside of DPM, try this command:

    1) Set up a network share on a remote machine \\server\bmrshare

    2) From an administrative command prompt on the PS, type:

                  wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -backuptarget:\\server\bmrshare


    This should show you the list of volumes included in the BMR backup and ask "Do you want to start the backup operation?. - Type Y to continue..

    3) Troubleshoot any Windows backup problems that occur, once this works, DPM should be able to take BMR backups.

    backup logs are located in 'C:\Windows\Logs\WindowsServerBackup

    If the error isn't self expainatory, please open a thread in the Windows backup group concerning the wbadmin error.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsbackup

    4) Check the disk space required for the BMR by looking at the \\server\bmrshare and make sure the PG on the DPM server has enought disk space allocated for the replica volume to hold the BMR backup.

    NOTE: BMR backup does NOT require any disk space on the PS, DPM writes directly to the DPM Servers replica volume. However, if you only select SystemState (not bmr option) - then DPM will require ~15GB free space on the PS.

     


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:43 PM
    Moderator
  • housekeeping - closing old post.  Open a new post if you still have a need
    • Proposed as answer by ShaneB. _ Thursday, December 1, 2011 9:36 PM
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 9:35 PM