DPM Protection Groups Best Practice Question RRS feed

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  • So...... I have been using DPM for a few years. We have about 20 or so servers that we use it on. My question is how should i setup my protection groups? All my servers just go to disk so no tape.

    I have been just having one protection group that syncs once an hour. I believe my issue arises during the Express Full Backup when it hits all 20 servers it brings my san to its knees.

    Do i need to make different protection groups just so all those backups dont hit at the same time?

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 5:12 PM


  • Hi JustusIV,

    If concurrent backups are causing disk bottleneck the option you have is to spread these servers into different protection groups and then configure express full to run on different time schedule.

    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 8:26 PM