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bare metal of exchange 2010 only backups c drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello there,

    we use DPM2010 to backup our Ex2010-DAG-Cluster. Now i was wondering if I could backup the DAG and do also a bare metal backup. Now, that works like charm but when I checked a simulated restore I wondered why the bare metal option only backed up the c drive of the exchange machine. I can´t find any option in DPM2010 to tell the bare metal option to include ALL drives.

    Anyone an idea?

    best regards
    Joerg

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:34 AM

Answers

  • In DPM install dir on protected machine you will have, bmrbackup.cmd file, in this file you can edit the line having:

    start  /WAIT %SystemRoot%\system32\wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -quiet -backuptarget:%1

    to include another option called -include:X:,Y:,Z: (all the volumes that you want to backup as part of BMR backup). Once you have done this you might have ti increase the DPM replica and recovery point volumes so that they can accommodate all the volumes that you want to backup as BMR backup.


    Thanks, Praveen D [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, May 28, 2010 5:51 AM

All replies

  • Hey Joerg,
     
    Bare Metal Recovery will only protect the critical volumes (boot + system + volumes hosting files of server roles)
    So you will need to add the other volumes in the backup yourself.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Mike Resseler
    "Joerg Riether" wrote in message news:b435ea89-5de8-4c7f-8ac7-d6e21abb3e5a...

    Hello there,

    we use DPM2010 to backup our Ex2010-DAG-Cluster. Now i was wondering if I could backup the DAG and do also a bare metal backup. Now, that works like charm but when I checked a simulated restore I wondered why the bare metal option only backed up the c drive of the exchange machine. I can´t find any option in DPM2010 to tell the bare metal option to include ALL drives.

    Anyone an idea?

    best regards
    Joerg


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    Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:45 AM
    Moderator
  • ok. now anyone an idea how i can tell dpm2010 to include ALL volumes in the BareMetal?

    It would be bad if it wouldn´t be possible because windows server backup on 2008 r2 can do this like charm. and since bmr of dpm2010 does nothing more than trigger exactly THIS server backup it would be poor knowing it couldn´t do what the native server backup can do for me.

    best regards,
    Joerg

     

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:12 AM
  • By selecting the volumes of that server to protect in the same protection group
     
     
    Cheers,
     
    Mike Resseler
    "Joerg Riether" wrote in message news:060e7288-72ec-4efa-9229-726ea66138c2...

    ok. now anyone an idea how i can tell dpm2010 to include ALL volumes in the BareMetal?

    It would be bad if it wouldn´t be possible because windows server backup on 2008 r2 can do this like charm. and since bmr of dpm2010 does nothing more than trigger exactly THIS server backup it would be poor knowing it couldn´t do what the native server backup can do for me.

    best regards,
    Joerg

     


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    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:25 AM
    Moderator
  • nope, that won´t include the other volumes in the bare metal recovery set. so it won´t allow me to revover EVERYTHING at once in a case of disaster.

    To get my point clear: In a case of disaster, speed is all what it is about. So it would be very frustrating to FIRST have to recover the C (with bare metal) and then recover the other drives. Just think of an Exchange Server with HUGE ammount of data on it.

    regards
    Joerg

     

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:58 AM
  • come on, nobody an idea how to tell dpm2010 to simply do what windows server backup can do anyways: to do the bare metal recovery with ALL volumes?

    regards,
    Joerg

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:38 PM
  • In DPM install dir on protected machine you will have, bmrbackup.cmd file, in this file you can edit the line having:

    start  /WAIT %SystemRoot%\system32\wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -quiet -backuptarget:%1

    to include another option called -include:X:,Y:,Z: (all the volumes that you want to backup as part of BMR backup). Once you have done this you might have ti increase the DPM replica and recovery point volumes so that they can accommodate all the volumes that you want to backup as BMR backup.


    Thanks, Praveen D [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, May 28, 2010 5:51 AM
  • Hey Praveen,
     
    This is cool stuff... Thanks!
     
    Cheers,
     
    Mike Resseler
    "Praveen D [MSFT]" wrote in message news:edc2ef9d-2a5b-47b1-a4cf-e50196e4021c...

    In DPM install dir on protected machine you will have, bmrbackup.cmd file, in this file you can edit the line having:

    start  /WAIT %SystemRoot%\system32\wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -quiet -backuptarget:%1

    to include another option called -include:X:,Y:,Z: (all the volumes that you want to backup as part of BMR backup). Once you have done this you might have ti increase the DPM replica and recovery point volumes so that they can accommodate all the volumes that you want to backup as BMR backup.


    Thanks, Praveen D [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Friday, May 28, 2010 6:00 AM
    Moderator
  • thanks praveen. exactly what i was looking for.

     

    Friday, May 28, 2010 8:39 AM