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DPM 2010 - Clustered File Server Backup Issues RRS feed

  • Question

  • Environment:

    DPM server: Server 2008 R2 with DPM 2010 RTM

    Protected servers: Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Cluster

    Protection Group backup schedule: Recovery point 3:00am and synchronization every 1 hour

     

    Issue:

    I have a protection group setup that backs up a clustered file server and the only the 3:00am recovery point job can be used to recover from and not the hourly synchronization jobs. There are no recovery points listed for the file server under the Recovery Tab except for the 3:00am job.

     
    Any ideas?

     

     

    Sunday, September 12, 2010 10:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi

    Since you are syncronizing your data the DPM server will have the differential data on the recoverypoint volume. If you create a nother recovery pioint at (for example) 12:00 you will be able to restore from this recovery point.

    As Mike wrote, file data wont create additional recoverypoints when you make a syncronization. But if you got the differentail data on the DPM server the creation of a revocery point will be fast.

    BR

    Robert Hedblom



    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 9:08 AM
    Moderator
  • whenever you want to recover from teh latest point in time, do a Create recovery point without sync option for the selected DS/FileFolder. 

    DPM will create a RP if there is a valid sync till that POint in time and from there on you can recover the most recent Data. 

     

    Other alternative would be to configure more Express Full RP per DAY. 

     

    thanks,

    Parag Agrawal

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:31 AM

All replies

  • Hey,

    For files, you can only recover from a recovery point.  Running a synchronization is not giving you additional recovery points with File Backup.  It can be handy for things like bandwidth and so on, but not for recovery points.  So if you want more recovery points available, you will need to config more recovery points each day.

    Hope it helps

    Brgds,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Monday, September 13, 2010 11:09 AM
    Moderator
  • Hey,

    For files, you can only recover from a recovery point.  Running a synchronization is not giving you additional recovery points with File Backup.  It can be handy for things like bandwidth and so on, but not for recovery points.  So if you want more recovery points available, you will need to config more recovery points each day.

    Hope it helps

    Brgds,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm

    I figured that was going to be the answer but i was hoping there was something i was missing. Guess i will turn on shadow copies on the file server to handle the jobs i need in between.

    Thanks

    Brian.

    Monday, September 13, 2010 11:34 AM
  • Hi

    Since you are syncronizing your data the DPM server will have the differential data on the recoverypoint volume. If you create a nother recovery pioint at (for example) 12:00 you will be able to restore from this recovery point.

    As Mike wrote, file data wont create additional recoverypoints when you make a syncronization. But if you got the differentail data on the DPM server the creation of a revocery point will be fast.

    BR

    Robert Hedblom



    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 9:08 AM
    Moderator
  • whenever you want to recover from teh latest point in time, do a Create recovery point without sync option for the selected DS/FileFolder. 

    DPM will create a RP if there is a valid sync till that POint in time and from there on you can recover the most recent Data. 

     

    Other alternative would be to configure more Express Full RP per DAY. 

     

    thanks,

    Parag Agrawal

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:31 AM