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  • Hi,I am investigating using DPM2012 as a backup solution for our Hyper-v Cluster with HP P4000 SAN . We currently use HP Data Protector which has the facility to carry out Off-host backups and disk to disk backup. These options are license products which costs a lot of money, where as DPM is included with System Centre.  DPM includes Disk to disk backups(guest and host) but is it possible to carry out a Off-host backup (Transportable). I have tested a hardware VSS backup but the data goes over the management network where I would like to keep the data over the ISCSI network. Thanks in advance.



    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:08 PM

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  • Hi Tommy.

    I have not tried the hardware VSS in P400 but after SAN IQ 9.0 it should work try to look at this post

    In regards to cary data offsite DPM does not ouf of the box support removable media exept tape libaries , but you can setup a DPM to DPM backup so you always will have a replica offsite if there is a ip connection between the sites.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:45 PM
  • Thanks, I'm looking into whether DPM can do a off host backup or SAN backup where the hardware snapshot is mounted by the backup server which is directly connected to the iscdi SAN. This possible with HP data protector but at extra cost.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012 9:37 PM
  • Adrian,

    I have DPM 2012 R2 backing up a HV 2012 R2 cluster. One of the SANs we have is a HP P4000. VSS hardware writers work..........but as you discovered...........the backups go over regular TCP/IP network...........not over iSCSI. Same thing happens for our other FC connected SAN, a 3PAR 7400.

    What I want is a Transportable backup, sometimes it needs an off-host proxy, like Veeam does.

    HP says transportable backups can work on HP Dataprotector, NetBackup and Backup Exec. We gave up on Data Protector because of its huge cost. Commvault also does it but again, very expensive. Veeam does it, but in their own way...and of course it is pricey,,,,maybe not that much.

    I am also looking for an far I see that DPM does not have this feature.


    Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:41 PM
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