DPM 2012 R2 BMR on Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • There are a couple of posts out there regarding bare metal.

    All though BMR seems to working fine on my DPM 2012 R2, when backing up servers, i was wondering if it was possible with workstations.

    Seems that it is now allowed to add a workstation (Windows 8) as a server, where one is able to set up System state and BMR, but i keep getting following error:

    Affected area: Computer\System Protection
    Occurred since: 22-01-2014 12:01:53
    Description: The replica of System Protection Computer\System Protection on pcX.mydomain.net is inconsistent with the protected data source. All protection activities for data source will fail until the replica is synchronized with consistency check. You can recover data from existing recovery points, but new recovery points cannot be created until the replica is consistent. 

    For SharePoint farm, recovery points will continue getting created with the databases that are consistent. To backup inconsistent databases, run a consistency check on the farm. (ID 3106)
    DPM failed to create the backup. If you are backing up only System State, verify if there is enough free space on the protected computer to store the System State backup.  On protected computers running Windows Server2008, verify that Windows Server Backup (WSB) is installed and that it is not performing any other backup or recovery task. (ID 30214 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990ED0)
    More information
    Recommended action: You can see the errors reported by WSB in the Eventlog on the protected computer pcX.mydomain.net . For resolution actions and more information on these errors, go to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc734488(WS.10).aspx.
    Synchronize with consistency check.
    Run a synchronization job with consistency check...
    Resolution: To dismiss the alert, click below

    All volume back up completes successfully.

    This test so far was done on Legacy boot mode machines. Wonder if same issue is present on UEFI aswell?

    Any help is appreciated

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:23 PM

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  • Hi,

    SystemState protection is not supported on desktop operating systems but as you found out DPM does not hide the system protection option when you protect a desktop operating system as a server. 

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    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:41 PM