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DPM 2016 protecting Server 2019 Hosts RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Quick query here, as  good info seems to be a little hard to come by. Am I right in assuming that DPM 2016 (CU5) cannot protect Server 2019 at this point in time? We have to wait until DPM 2019 is released? This means Server 2019 cannot introduced in any useful capacity as we cannot protect it? 

    This seems like a strange MS strategy. I'm not really happy to put DPM 2019 v1.0 on my DPM server to test it for MS when it does come out, as experience tells me this causes all sorts of unexpected issues. This is a pretty nasty gap in support, and is preventing us introducing Server 2019. Its a real problem with the DPM/Server release cycle, if you use MS solutions, as the same thing happened with 2016 too

    Ali


    Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:38 AM

Answers

  • Hello Ali!

    As of now, Windows Server 2019 is not officially yet supported for DPM 2016.

    DPM 19XX and DPM 2019 will most likely support Windows Server 2019, there might also be added support for the next Update Rollup for DPM 2016.

    On a side note, I have successfully protected and being able to recover items from a Windows Server 2019 on DPM1807.

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by alig69 Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:17 PM
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:54 AM

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  • Hello Ali!

    As of now, Windows Server 2019 is not officially yet supported for DPM 2016.

    DPM 19XX and DPM 2019 will most likely support Windows Server 2019, there might also be added support for the next Update Rollup for DPM 2016.

    On a side note, I have successfully protected and being able to recover items from a Windows Server 2019 on DPM1807.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Proposed as answer by Leon Laude Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:52 AM
    • Marked as answer by alig69 Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:17 PM
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:54 AM
  • That's great to know! We will give it a go and see if it works for us. We have started to put server 2019 into our test cluster, so it would be great if it works
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:44 AM
  • It did complain about something when I added the Windows Server 2019 to a protection group, but I just ignored it and continued and added the server to the protection group. The backups were successful at least on file & folders level, the recovery was also straight forward without any issues.

    I will test in my DPM 2016 (UR6) lab and check if I can protect Windows Server 2019, but I cannot access my before the evening.

    Note: DPM 2019 & DPM 19XX is due to be released in Q1 of 2019 so it shouldn't be too long now!


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    Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:52 AM
  • Yep, its backing up some VMs hosted on it now, thanks for the info, appreciated
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:16 PM
  • I am using DPM 1807 and backing up server 2019 files and Hyper-V VMs. No issues to report
    Friday, February 8, 2019 4:31 PM