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Best Method for Manual Replica Creation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I just wondered what is the best way of creating the manual replica when commissioning a secondary DPM 2007 server?  Does anyone have a step-by-step guide?  Also, how do you retain the timestamp info when copying the data over?  I need to create a secondary DPM server but all sites are linked by a 2MB line and the DPM disks are 2TB in size, so replication over the WAN is not an option.

    Monday, July 26, 2010 8:19 AM

Answers

  • Hey Jon,

    You can find a guide here for DPM 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399552.aspx

    and here for DPM 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb809133.aspx

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, July 26, 2010 9:26 AM
    Moderator
  • Oke,

    I will try to give a step-by-step guide but it is out of my head here :-(

    1. When creating the protection group on the secondary server, choose Manually in the choose replica creation method window

    2. When you have finished the creation of the PG, then go that protection group, select the datasource (if there are multiple, then you need to do the next steps for all of them) and choose details.  Now you will get a destination (DPM server).  Note that down

    3. Type mountvol on the secondary DPM server.

    4. Find the volume in the list that corresponds with the noted destination from step 2.

    5. Do mountvol <driveletter:> and the volume that you have found in step 4.

    Now you have the location to where the replica needs to be through a drive letter (remember to do this within an elevated command prompt)

    On the primary DPM server, you can now copy the entire replica (can be found on the exact same way as above) to a disk or cdrom or usb or whatever you want to use for it, and bring it over.

    When the copying is done, make sure you do mountvol <driveletter:> /d

    Finally, run a consistency check from the secondary DPM server

    Hope this helps

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, July 26, 2010 10:43 AM
    Moderator
  • No, the consistency check will make sure that everything is ok

    Cheers,

    Mike


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, July 26, 2010 11:52 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hey Jon,

    You can find a guide here for DPM 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399552.aspx

    and here for DPM 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb809133.aspx

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, July 26, 2010 9:26 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Mike, but what I need to do is copy the replica from primary DPM servers to a guest PC or iSCSI backup drive, then copy them from there to the secondary DPM repository, so it was a guide to this process I was after really.
    Monday, July 26, 2010 9:59 AM
  • Oke,

    I will try to give a step-by-step guide but it is out of my head here :-(

    1. When creating the protection group on the secondary server, choose Manually in the choose replica creation method window

    2. When you have finished the creation of the PG, then go that protection group, select the datasource (if there are multiple, then you need to do the next steps for all of them) and choose details.  Now you will get a destination (DPM server).  Note that down

    3. Type mountvol on the secondary DPM server.

    4. Find the volume in the list that corresponds with the noted destination from step 2.

    5. Do mountvol <driveletter:> and the volume that you have found in step 4.

    Now you have the location to where the replica needs to be through a drive letter (remember to do this within an elevated command prompt)

    On the primary DPM server, you can now copy the entire replica (can be found on the exact same way as above) to a disk or cdrom or usb or whatever you want to use for it, and bring it over.

    When the copying is done, make sure you do mountvol <driveletter:> /d

    Finally, run a consistency check from the secondary DPM server

    Hope this helps

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, July 26, 2010 10:43 AM
    Moderator
  • thanks Mike - do I need to copy the data in a certain way in order to preserve time & date info, as well as security info?
    Monday, July 26, 2010 11:09 AM
  • No, the consistency check will make sure that everything is ok

    Cheers,

    Mike


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, July 26, 2010 11:52 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Mike,

    I've managed to mount the volume, it's displayed in my computer as well, but when I try to open it by double clicking it, it says Access is denied. Please help

    Regards

    Hareen

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:37 AM
  • Hi Mike,

    Found out the solution, just had to right click the volume and go to security and give the appropriate permission.

    Regards

    Hareen

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:33 AM
  • Hi Mike,

    I've manage to copy the data in to the mounted drives. But the problem is that the protected desktop has 2 drives C & D. I've copied the protected data from both the drives to 2 different mount points (Also it showed the folder structure which I created during the group creation.).

    But My problem is that in recovery, that particular desktop only shows the C drive, but not the D drive. But in Protection tab it shows both the C & D drive folders have been synchronized(with the tick mark).Please help...

    Regards

    Hareen

    Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:18 AM
  • Okay i'm nearly for years late, but I would advise against Hareen  suggestion. 

    It will work, but changing the security permission on volumes that DPM controls could result in tears.

    EDIT...
    Okay a quick  edit. I am still being stung my UAC. Seems permissions do need to be changed. Sorry to Harren. I will live to be a thousand and I still will not understand the logic of an admin getting "permission denied" when admins have full access. MS fanboys take note. Save it! I know what UAE does, but its a poor show when you have to jump through hoops  to get around it.
    • Edited by Joe Darkman Friday, October 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    Friday, October 17, 2014 4:26 PM