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DPM recovery points RRS feed

  • Question

  • I set my recovery points to hold for 2 days, but it appears the it is holding almost two weeks and causes the storage to run out of space. What is going on here and how do I fix it?
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:33 PM

Answers

  • Apply hotfix and it is working now

    HotFix... KB970867

    Apply SP1 first... KB959605

    • Marked as answer by Stegib Friday, June 29, 2012 10:44 AM
    • Edited by Stegib Friday, June 29, 2012 10:51 AM
    Friday, June 29, 2012 10:44 AM

All replies

  • Hi Stegib,

    Open DPM powershell console and type: (Example DPM 2010)

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin>pruneshadowcopiesDpm2010.ps1

    This script will delete old Recovery Point according to your Retention settings.

    Stephane


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    Thursday, June 28, 2012 8:05 AM
  • Same method with DPM 2007 ???

    Message when I run it...... It is in AD and I can ping it...........The service is running and the user has full Domain rights and member of local admin....

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin> pruneshadowcopies.ps1
    Connect-DPMServer : The server SCCD-BACKUP.hiw.casino could not be found in Act
    ive Directory. (ID: 31144)
    Ping this server to verify that it is accessible and then retry the operation.
    If the server is accessible, verify that the DPM service is running and that th
    e current user has a domain account and is a member of the local administrators
     group. If the problem persists, contact your DPM administrator.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin\pruneshadowcopies.ps1:90 char:28
    + $dpmsrv = connect-dpmserver  <<<< $dpmservername
    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin>


    • Edited by Stegib Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:07 PM
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:10 AM
  • I installed SP1 and the script ran however I got this message:

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin> pruneshadowcopies.PS1
    Index operation failed; the array index evaluated to null.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin\pruneshadowcopies.ps1:215 char:18
    +     $replicaList[$ <<<< inactiveDs.ReplicaPath] = $inactiveDs.RecoveryRangein
    Days
    Index operation failed; the array index evaluated to null.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin\pruneshadowcopies.ps1:216 char:23
    +     $latestScDateList[$ <<<< inactiveDs.ReplicaPath] = new-object DateTime 0,
    0
    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin>

    So it failed,, why???

    Friday, June 29, 2012 10:16 AM
  • Apply hotfix and it is working now

    HotFix... KB970867

    Apply SP1 first... KB959605

    • Marked as answer by Stegib Friday, June 29, 2012 10:44 AM
    • Edited by Stegib Friday, June 29, 2012 10:51 AM
    Friday, June 29, 2012 10:44 AM
  • Hi Stephane,

    I am doing this now, do you have any idea how long it takes? It appears to be just sitting there doing nothing. 

    Shawn


    Shawn

    Monday, October 22, 2012 8:14 PM