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Not getting option to Backup Using Child Partition Snapshot DPM 2012 R2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running DPM 2012 R2 fully patched.

    I am trying to use Backup Using Child Partition Snapshot of a Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Cluster using CSV.

    I get no option to use Backup Using Child Partition Snapshot, just online backup.

    I have gone through the steps in the Microsoft document "Configure CSV Backups" http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758027.aspx (Some steps did not apply due to my not using Windows 2008 R2)

    Has "Backup Using Child Partiton Snapshot" been replaced by "\Online\VMName" ?

    What am I missing?

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:30 PM

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  • Hi,

    Yes, Windows server 2012 R2 has changed the caption from "Backup Using Child Partiton Snapshot" to "\Online\VMName" - DPM is displaying the new caption when protecting Windows Server 2012 R2 guests.

    MORE INFORMATION

    To list Windows 2012 R2 hyper-V writer captions for guests to see if online or offline state backups will be done:

    From an administrative command prompt on the Hyper-V server:

    a. Type: copy con script.txt and press enter
     b. Type: list writers and press enter
     c. Press CTRL + Z + enter (to save)
     d. Type: diskshadow /s script.txt | find /i "caption: O"


    Output will be displayed for each guest as follows.


    C:\temp>diskshadow /s script.txt | find /i "caption: O"
                            - Caption: Online\SQLSERVER
                            - Caption: Offline\WSS-V14

    The Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V writer adds the VM in the following format:

     For offline backups: Offline\<VMName>
     For online  backups: Online\<VMName>


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    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:36 PM
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