What is the proper way to switch to a new secondary DPM server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are setting up a new DPM secondary server, which is new hardware.  It is also in a different datacenter, not physically near the old one.  What is the proper process to switch to the new secondary?  The secondary RPO is 24 hours.  We can't have resources have older latest recovery points than that.  There is about 12 TB of total data, so simply removing the old secondary and doing new backups of the primary to the new secondary would take over a week, based on the WAN speeds.

    Ideally, I would have both secondaries running simultaneously and gradually move resources one protection group or datasource at a time, but I don't think that's possible.  Is it?  Can you have two secondaries backing up a single DPM primary server for a short duration as you migrate workloads from one to the other?

    Friday, September 2, 2016 9:27 PM