2010 disaster recovery setup between 2 sites RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI there,

    I am trying to setup disaster recover between 2 DPM 2010 servers running on two separate domains.  I have the two servers up and running independently and I am now trying to backup DPM server 1 to DPM server 2 on a different site.  The two sites are setup with a VPN connection between the two and servers are able to talk to each other between the sites.  The firewalls on both servers are off.

    I have tried a couple of things from the very limited documentation I could find on the internet.  I initially tried to install the agent on DPM1 from DPM2 using the untrusted method as they are on two separate domains.  When i tried this I got the error message:

    Error 32684: Unable to contact the protection agent on server dpm1.domain.

    I then thought that I needed to go to the DPM server and tried to run the agent installer.  I got the following error message back in the command line window:

    Protection agent cannot be installed on the machine where DPM is installed

    The question is how can i get the data backed up from DPM1 to DPM2 on another site.  Ive had a look around for documentation about disaster recovery but there is very little about.  So far I have only managed to come across the following notes:

    I’ve also come across video that describes how to do this but it is form 2007 and involves installing the agent on the primary DPM server and Ive tried that above but it doesn’t want to work on 2010.

    Anyone any ideas?



    Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:32 AM


  • DR protection between two DPM servers through untrusted method is not supported, please find supported/unsupported scenarios using untrusted protection flow at:

    The scenario is supported only when there is two way trust between the two DPM server machine's domains. Otherwise two DPM servers have to be in the same domain. Hope this makes its more clear on supported/un supported scenarios.

    Thanks, Praveen D [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, July 16, 2010 11:56 AM