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DPM: User access via DPM-server while protected file server is down ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Scenario: 
    -- One DPM 2007 Server protects one Windows 2003 File Server
    -- Enduser Recovery is enabled

    Currently the file server is down. Now we discovered, that some users access the filespace via the DPM server. After the enabling of Enduser Recovery DPM servers seem to show read only shares named "protectedServerName_protectedServerShare". These shares are connected by some user to access the (last?) backup data.

    Question:
    Is this by design ? Is a DPM Server meant to provide read only shares to users in case the protected file server is down ? Could be a great feature and sales argument !
    Or are our tricky users just misusing a gap in DPM 2007 and endangering the DPM server?
    What is displayed on these shares ? Last synchronisation, last Recovery Point, or what else ?

    Thanks in advance!
    Kay

    • Moved by MarcReynolds Friday, October 29, 2010 2:02 PM (From:Data Protection Manager)
    Friday, October 29, 2010 1:49 PM

Answers

  • That is by design and is a feature EndUser Recovery provides. If you don't want this behaviour you can disable it.

    Details: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb809071.aspx , http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb795549.aspx#BKMK_EndUserRecovery

    It displays recovery points of DPM (i.e., multiple shadow copies of replica) in the previous versions tab.

    Also, in case the protected server is down, the user will be still able to access this path by design provided he had access to orignal files.

    Thanks,
    Arun

     

    Monday, November 1, 2010 8:22 AM