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DPM 2012, Windows 2003 R2, SQL 2005 SP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Running SQL Server 2005 SP3 on Windows Server 2003 R2.

    Backing up SQL databases from DPM 2012 (was an upgrade).

    No abnormal 'things' appearing in Event log but after about 6 hours of running (after first express backup) server becomes almost completely unresponsive.  All DBs show as Recovery Point creation failed or Synchronization in progress.

    Remoting into machine shows no network traffic to speak of, no IO really happening (by using diskmon).  Attempts to shut the server down cleaning and reboot fail as no applications or services will launch except random EXEs like diskmon.  Attempts to end DPM* from task manager fail.  Attempts to start services.msc or clicking shutdown do nothing.  Only recourse is to cold cycle the server.  Then it runs fine until the next ESB (or thereabouts).

    Similar problem happening with full system state / C drive backup of another Windows 2003 R2 server (just a server backup, not SQL).

    If left alone, eventually cannot even remote or console in - just a black screen on both.  Only way to stop it from happening is disable DPM.

    We are also using FEP through ConfigMgr 12.  Anyone have any ideas?  Tried reinstalling DPM, ConfigMgr and FEP - no changes.

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 7:37 PM

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  • So this issue is not only related to SQL protection.

    It looks like performance issue going on.

    Can you setup perfmon on your DPM server?

    Looking for physical memory, virtual memory, threads, processor, process (all counters)


    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:08 AM
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  • Running SQL Server 2005 SP3 on Windows Server 2003 R2.

    Backing up SQL databases from DPM 2012 (was an upgrade).

    No abnormal 'things' appearing in Event log but after about 6 hours of running (after first express backup) server becomes almost completely unresponsive.  All DBs show as Recovery Point creation failed or Synchronization in progress.

    Remoting into machine shows no network traffic to speak of, no IO really happening (by using diskmon).  Attempts to shut the server down cleaning and reboot fail as no applications or services will launch except random EXEs like diskmon.  Attempts to end DPM* from task manager fail.  Attempts to start services.msc or clicking shutdown do nothing.  Only recourse is to cold cycle the server.  Then it runs fine until the next ESB (or thereabouts).

    Similar problem happening with full system state / C drive backup of another Windows 2003 R2 server (just a server backup, not SQL).

    If left alone, eventually cannot even remote or console in - just a black screen on both.  Only way to stop it from happening is disable DPM.

    We are also using FEP through ConfigMgr 12.  Anyone have any ideas?  Tried reinstalling DPM, ConfigMgr and FEP - no changes.

    Hi doodlemania,

    Did you every fix your problem?<o:p></o:p>

    It sounds exactly like my problem and only started to happen after I upgraded DPM agent from 2010
    to 2012

    Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:16 AM