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SCDPM 2012 R2 HA or Failover RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    I am looking for DPM 2012 R2 HA or failover deployment with steps and its usage in case of our one DPM Server failure all the protected Workload`s Backup and Recovery should continue..


    Shailendra Dev

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:02 PM

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  • Hi,

    What you need to configure to make you sure you never miss a backup-job and your datasources is always protected is to set up secondary DPM-servers that protects the data from your primary DPM-servers. Please read the following article to get an understanding about the concept:

    Back up DPM using a secondary server

    When you have your secondary DPM-servers in place you need to configure some kind of automation that switch-over the protection in case of a server-failure from you primary DPM-server to the secondary DPM-server. This is called Switch Protection and can out of the box only be done manually on a secondary DPM-server. In other words there is no automatic failover but this could done be using the following DPM PowerShell CMDlet:

    Start-DPMSwitchProtection

    I hope this will give you a good starting point on how to plan your deployment!

    Kind Regards
    Markus Eliasson

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:02 AM