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BMR backup and recovery on Tape in DPM 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Please tell me can i do the backup and recovery of BMR (Bare Metal Recovery) protection on Tape?

    If not then please suggest me the alternative (If possible provide me the step by step guide to achieve this)

    Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:14 AM

Answers

  • Hello Vinod,

    I believe this article can give you a workaround if needed.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634208.aspx --"Backup of BMR of a Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 server using only short or long term backup to tape is not a supported senario. The reason for this restriction is for BMR protection, the Windows Server backup writes it's output directly to the DPM Servers replica volume via a network share. This is required because most likely there would not be enought space on the local protected server to hold all the critical volumes data. As an alternate to this, the solution could be to schedule Windows Server backup to make a BMR backup to a network share on another DPM protected server, then schedule DPM to backup that share directly to tape, thus accomplishing the same goal."


    Thanks,
    Shane 

    • Proposed as answer by ShaneB. _ Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yegor Startsev Friday, October 26, 2012 9:12 AM
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:53 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    it is possible to backup BMR to tape but only if it's combined with tape backup.

    Else you can follow the procedure described by Mike Jacquet on the bottom of this page : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634208.aspx

    Monday, September 12, 2011 1:04 PM
  • Hello Vinod,

    I believe this article can give you a workaround if needed.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634208.aspx --"Backup of BMR of a Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 server using only short or long term backup to tape is not a supported senario. The reason for this restriction is for BMR protection, the Windows Server backup writes it's output directly to the DPM Servers replica volume via a network share. This is required because most likely there would not be enought space on the local protected server to hold all the critical volumes data. As an alternate to this, the solution could be to schedule Windows Server backup to make a BMR backup to a network share on another DPM protected server, then schedule DPM to backup that share directly to tape, thus accomplishing the same goal."


    Thanks,
    Shane 

    • Proposed as answer by ShaneB. _ Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:40 PM
    • Marked as answer by Yegor Startsev Friday, October 26, 2012 9:12 AM
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:53 PM