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DPM2012 SAN based recovery with EMC VNX SAN RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi team, I found there is a post regarding the

    integration between DPM and EMC SAN storage, but it's

    for DPM 2007 . And my test to run this script got

    errors when I ran it on my DPM 2012 management shell.

    I am wondering if anyone can provide a version for

    DPM 2012,or any document that I can refer to for

    manual configuration with DPM2012 GUI to acheive the

    SAN based recovery. Thanks! -KF


    link  to the document

    http://www.emc.com/collateral/hardware/white-

    papers/h4260-clariion-stor-sol-ms-dpm-wp.pdf

     

     

    ==============begin of the  script

    ======================


    if(!$args[0])
    {
    if(!$DSName)
    {
    $DSName = read-host "DatasourceName:"
    }
    }
    else
    {
    if(("-?","-help") -contains $args[0])
    {
    write-host Usage::
    write-host CreateShadowCopy.ps1 DatasourceName

    ProtectionGroupName
    write-host Help::
    write-host Creates a shadow copy for the given

    Datasource
    write-host
    exit 0
    }
    else
    {
    write-host "Usage -? for Help"
    exit 1
    }
    }
    if(!$PGName)
    {
    $PGName = read-host "ProtectionGroupName:"
    }
    $dpmname = &"hostname"
    connect-dpmserver $dpmname
    $pg = get-protectiongroup -dpmservername $dpmname
    if (!$pg)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the protectionGroup"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $mypg = $pg | where {$_.FriendlyName -eq $PGName}
    if (!$mypg)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the requested

    protectionGroup"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $ds = get-datasource -protectiongroup $mypg
    if (!$ds)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the datasources for the PG"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $myds = $ds | where {$_.Name -eq $DSName}
    if (!$myds)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the required Datasource"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $j = new-recoverypoint -datasource $myds -

    DiskRecoveryPointOption
    WithoutSynchronize -Disk
    if (!$j)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the required Datasource"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $jobtype = $j.jobtype
    while (! $j.hascompleted )
    {
    write-host "Waiting for $jobtype job to complete...";

    start-sleep 5
    }
    if($j.Status -ne "Succeeded")
    {
    write-error "Job $jobtype failed..."
    }
    Write-host "$jobtype job completed..."
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit

     

    ===============end of the script=================





    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Friday, November 16, 2012 2:02 AM

Answers

  • Can you edit your file and replace line 62 with this one?

    $j = new-recoverypoint -datasource $myds -DiskRecoveryPointOption WithoutSynchronize -Disk
    Note: line 62 should be exactly the same as the one above. I just want to be sure that we don't have invalid characters on the script you are running....

    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

    • Marked as answer by kongfupanda Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:20 AM
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 4:01 AM
  • Many thanks! You are right: the line

    ==============================

    $j = new-recoverypoint -datasource $myds -DiskRecoveryPointOption WithoutSynchronize -Disk

    ===============================

    this line above should be in one line only,instead of being spit to 2 or 3 lines. After this change, no more error.

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\createshadowcopy2.ps1
    DatasourceName:: model
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg2

    Name
    ----
    dppm.domain.com

    Waiting for ShadowCopy job to complete...
    ShadowCopy job completed...

    Thanks!


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    • Marked as answer by kongfupanda Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:20 AM
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:20 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    What is the error you are receiving ?


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, November 16, 2012 2:56 AM
    Moderator
  •  A lot of errors prompted... I didn't take screenshot that day. What I am looking for is not to troubleshoot those errors, it may take too much time. I just want to know if there is proper version of script for dpm 2012, which can work with EMC VNX. or any other solution,eg. GUI based configuration ,or 3rd party tool, to do this type of integration. Better officially supported by Microsoft. If not supported, the "SAN based recovery" option in the DPM is really silly. Any advice please? Thanks


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Friday, November 16, 2012 1:31 PM
  • Here is the error , please advise,thanks!

    dpmserver.domain.com             domain.com
    New-DPMRecoveryPoint : Missing an argument for parameter 'DiskRecoveryPointOpti
    on'. Specify a parameter of type 'Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseStorage.Dls.Engi
    neUICommon.EngineConstants.DbEnums+CreateDiskRecoveryPointOption' and try again
    .
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\CreateShadowCopy.p
    s1:62 char:66
    + $j = new-recoverypoint -datasource $myds -DiskRecoveryPointOption <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-DPMRecoveryPoint], Par
       ameterBindingException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MissingArgument,Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseSto
       rage.Dls.UI.Cmdlet.ProtectionCmdLets.CreateRecoveryPoint

    The term 'WithoutSynchronize' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, functi
    on, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a p
    ath was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\CreateShadowCopy.p
    s1:63 char:19
    + WithoutSynchronize <<<<  -Disk
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (WithoutSynchronize:String) [],
       CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\CreateShadowCopy.ps1
    : Cannot get the required Datasource
    At line:1 char:23
    + .\CreateShadowCopy.ps1 <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorExcep
       tion
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorExceptio
       n,CreateShadowCopy.ps1

     

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\CreateShadowCopy
    .ps1


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Monday, November 19, 2012 8:00 AM
  • What is the parameter you are giving as DatasourceName and ProtectionGroupName?

    I just run the script on my DPM 2012 build 4.0.1920.0 just fine.

    Which DPM Build version are you running (You can get that by clicking on About DPM in DPM Administrator Console)


    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

    Monday, November 19, 2012 11:29 PM
  • datasourcename is the DAG's DB name, and protection group name is the one I created in DPM. I thought the latest is 1904? your 1920 is from some patch? I downloaded this version 3 months ago,should be quite new?it's evaluation.any advice or manual for this script?thanks

    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:36 AM
  • Here is the link for DPM 2012 RU 3

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35372

    Can you share the output of the script below. It is pretty much the script you posted without the creating shadow copy piece and extra code to give more details on the selected data source.

    param([string] $DSName, [string] $PGName)
    if(!$args[0])
    {
    if(!$DSName)
    {
    $DSName = read-host "DatasourceName:"
    }
    }
    else
    {
    if(("-?","-help") -contains $args[0])
    {
    write-host Usage::
    write-host CreateShadowCopy.ps1 DatasourceName ProtectionGroupName
    write-host Help::
    write-host Creates a shadow copy for the given Datasource
    write-host
    exit 0
    }
    else
    {
    write-host "Usage -? for Help"
    exit 1
    }
    }
    if(!$PGName)
    {
    $PGName = read-host "ProtectionGroupName:"
    }
    $dpmname = &"hostname"
    connect-dpmserver $dpmname
    $pg = get-protectiongroup -dpmservername $dpmname
    if (!$pg)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the protectionGroup"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $mypg = $pg | where {$_.FriendlyName -eq $PGName}
    if (!$mypg)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the requested protectionGroup"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $ds = get-datasource -protectiongroup $mypg
    if (!$ds)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the datasources for the PG"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    $myds = $ds | where {$_.Name -eq $DSName}
    if (!$myds)
    {
    write-error "Cannot get the required Datasource"
    disconnect-dpmserver $dpmname
    exit 1
    }
    write-host "Datasource count.:" $myds.count
    write-host "Datasource Name..:" $myds.name
    write-host "Protection Group.:" $myds.ProtectionGroupName 
    write-host "Version..........:" $myds.Version 
    write-host "Disk Allocation..:" $myds.DiskAllocation


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    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:57 AM
  • Thanks. I found my DPM version is 4.0.1908 in the testing lab. I tested with the script above with name testps.ps1 and got no error for data source of c:\ of a SCO server. In dpm 2007 I could see datasource name directly but now it seems I have to use command line to find the data source name. is it the only way or correct? I run the createshadowcopy.ps1 on it with dpm server name "DPM' and data source "c:\" , and got the errors below. the consistance check of c:\ was fine. i did a simple fold backup for c:\ of SCO and system state with a custom volume. Please advise what problem with this ps1 script. Thanks!

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> get-datasource

    cmdlet Get-DPMDatasource at command pipeline position 1
    Supply values for the following parameters:
    DPMServerName: dpm

    Computer                                                                  Name
    --------                                                                  ----
    SCO                                                                       C:\
    DPM                                                                       ReportServer$MSDPM2012EVAL
    DPM                                                                       DPMDB
    SCO                                                                       \\?\Volume{f35b2553-2a82-11e2-a90e-806e6f6e6963}\
    DPM                                                                       master
    DPM                                                                       C:\
    DPM                                                                       System Protection
    DPM                                                                       model
    SCO                                                                       System Protection
    DPM                                                                       ReportServer$MSDPM2012EVALTempDB
    DPM                                                                       \\?\Volume{0a11dcf4-3305-11e2-a01c-806e6f6e6963}\
    DPM                                                                       msdb


    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin>

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\createshadowcopy.ps1
    DatasourceName:: c:\
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg1

    Name                                                                                                           Domain
    ----                                                                                                           ------
    dpm.mydomain.com.sg                                                                                          mydomain.com.
    New-DPMRecoveryPoint : Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:65 char:23
    + $j = new-recoverypoint <<<<  -datasource $myds -
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-DPMRecoveryPoint], ParameterBindingException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AmbiguousParameterSet,Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseStorage.Dls.UI.Cmdlet.ProtectionCmdLets.Creat

    The term 'DiskRecoveryPointOption' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Chec
    again.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:67 char:24
    + DiskRecoveryPointOption <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (DiskRecoveryPointOption:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    The term 'WithoutSynchronize' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
    .
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:68 char:19
    + WithoutSynchronize <<<<  -Disk
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (WithoutSynchronize:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1 : Cannot get the required Datasource
    At line:1 char:23
    + .\createshadowcopy.ps1 <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,createshadowcopy.ps1

     

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\createshadowcopy.ps1
    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin>
    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin>
    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin>
    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\testps.ps1
    DatasourceName:: \\?\Volume{f35b2553-2a82-11e2-a90e-806e6f6e6963}\
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg1

    Name                                                                                                           Domain
    ----                                                                                                           ------
    dpm.mydomain.com.sg                                                                                          mydomain.com.
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\testps.ps1 : Cannot get the required Datasource
    At line:1 char:13
    + .\testps.ps1 <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,testps.ps1

     

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\testps.ps1
    DatasourceName:: c:\
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg1

    Name                                                                                                           Domain
    ----                                                                                                           ------
    dpm.mydomain.com.sg                                                                                          mydomain.com.
    Datasource count.:
    Datasource Name..: C:\
    Protection Group.: PG1
    Version..........: 0.0
    Disk Allocation..: Replica volume: 20.00 GB allocated, 328.03 MB used | Recovery point volume: 5.00 GB allocated, 373.54 MB us


    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\createshadowcopy.ps1
    DatasourceName:: c:\
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg1

    Name                                                                                                           Domain
    ----                                                                                                           ------
    dpm.mydomain.com.sg                                                                                          mydomain.com.
    New-DPMRecoveryPoint : Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:65 char:23
    + $j = new-recoverypoint <<<<  -datasource $myds -
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-DPMRecoveryPoint], ParameterBindingException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AmbiguousParameterSet,Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseStorage.Dls.UI.Cmdlet.ProtectionCmdLets.Creat

    The term 'DiskRecoveryPointOption' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Chec
    again.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:67 char:24
    + DiskRecoveryPointOption <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (DiskRecoveryPointOption:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    The term 'WithoutSynchronize' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
    .
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:68 char:19
    + WithoutSynchronize <<<<  -Disk
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (WithoutSynchronize:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1 : Cannot get the required Datasource
    At line:1 char:23
    + .\createshadowcopy.ps1 <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,createshadowcopy.ps1

     

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> get-datasource

    cmdlet Get-DPMDatasource at command pipeline position 1
    Supply values for the following parameters:
    DPMServerName: dpm

    Computer                                                                  Name
    --------                                                                  ----
    SCO                                                                       C:\
    DPM                                                                       ReportServer$MSDPM2012EVAL
    DPM                                                                       DPMDB
    SCO                                                                       \\?\Volume{f35b2553-2a82-11e2-a90e-806e6f6e6963}\
    DPM                                                                       master
    DPM                                                                       C:\
    DPM                                                                       System Protection
    DPM                                                                       model
    SCO                                                                       System Protection
    DPM                                                                       ReportServer$MSDPM2012EVALTempDB
    DPM                                                                       \\?\Volume{0a11dcf4-3305-11e2-a01c-806e6f6e6963}\
    DPM                                                                       msdb


    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin>


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:48 AM
  • What is the output of the following command?

    get-datasource (&hostname) | ? { $_.ProtectionGroupName -eq 'pg1' } | ft -auto


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    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:56 AM
  • thanks wilson!

    I deteled pg1 and created a new pg, called PG2 to backup a sql servers's MODEL Db. here is the output:

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> get-datasource (&hostname) | ? { $_.ProtectionGroupName -eq 'pg2

    Computer                 Name  Type
    --------                 ----  ----
    SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) model SQL Server 2008 database


    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\createshadowcopy.ps1
    DatasourceName:: model
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg2

    Name                                                                                                           Domain
    ----                                                                                                           ------
    dpm.mydomain.com.sg                                                                                          mydomain.com.
    New-DPMRecoveryPoint : Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:65 char:23
    + $j = new-recoverypoint <<<<  -datasource $myds -
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-DPMRecoveryPoint], ParameterBindingException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AmbiguousParameterSet,Microsoft.Internal.EnterpriseStorage.Dls.UI.Cmdlet.ProtectionCmdLets.Creat

    The term 'DiskRecoveryPointOption' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Chec
    again.
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:67 char:24
    + DiskRecoveryPointOption <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (DiskRecoveryPointOption:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    The term 'WithoutSynchronize' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
    .
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1:68 char:19
    + WithoutSynchronize <<<<  -Disk
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (WithoutSynchronize:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\createshadowcopy.ps1 : Cannot get the required Datasource
    At line:1 char:23
    + .\createshadowcopy.ps1 <<<<
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], WriteErrorException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.WriteErrorException,createshadowcopy.ps1

     

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin>


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:32 AM
  • Hi I have just done the update with DataProtectionManager2012-KB2751230. and still same error.

    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 3:02 AM
  • Can you edit your file and replace line 62 with this one?

    $j = new-recoverypoint -datasource $myds -DiskRecoveryPointOption WithoutSynchronize -Disk
    Note: line 62 should be exactly the same as the one above. I just want to be sure that we don't have invalid characters on the script you are running....

    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

    • Marked as answer by kongfupanda Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:20 AM
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 4:01 AM
  • Many thanks! You are right: the line

    ==============================

    $j = new-recoverypoint -datasource $myds -DiskRecoveryPointOption WithoutSynchronize -Disk

    ===============================

    this line above should be in one line only,instead of being spit to 2 or 3 lines. After this change, no more error.

    PS C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin> .\createshadowcopy2.ps1
    DatasourceName:: model
    ProtectionGroupName:: pg2

    Name
    ----
    dppm.domain.com

    Waiting for ShadowCopy job to complete...
    ShadowCopy job completed...

    Thanks!


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    • Marked as answer by kongfupanda Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:20 AM
    Thursday, November 22, 2012 7:20 AM
  • by the way, the result doesn't show where the shaddow copy goes. does it create a copy and save it somewhere in dpm volume directory? can I use it for SAN based recovery for simulation? Thanks

    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:09 AM
  • shadow copy will go to the recovery point volume in one of the disks used as DPM Storage Pool.

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    Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:11 AM
  • Thanks.I created 2 customised volumes for testing. one is rep, one is snap. but the volume of snap is empty after i ran the createshowcopy ps. where I can find it and how can I use it for SAN based restore? thanks!


    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Friday, November 23, 2012 3:07 AM
  • DPM will use the software provider to create the snapshot. This means that the recovery point will be create on the recovery volume defined within DPM.

    If you want to use SAN hardware snapshot you will need to use SAN tools to snap an exposed snapshot (DPMBACKUP.EXE -replicas)


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    Friday, November 23, 2012 6:19 AM
  • thanks.but where is the shadow copy that PS1 created? why I couldnt see it in snap shot custom vol? Once I find it, how can I utilise it for recovery ? either software provider or hardware snap?

    Thanks and best regards, -- KF

    Friday, November 23, 2012 8:37 AM
  • To see the file you need to enable windows explorer to show hidden files & folders. After that you should see a system volume information folder on the root of the volume. If you give permission for you to browse that folder, you should see a file for every recovery point you had created. The snapshot is an unreadable file. To see what is inside you need to mount it (you can use diskshadow for that) or use DPM administrator console, recovery tab....

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    Friday, November 23, 2012 8:51 AM
  • Hi,

    You need to make a transportable hardware snapshot of the replica and recovery point disks then expose it on the production exchange server, then when you choose the option to perform SAN based recovery, DPM will copy the recovery point  from the local shadow copy to the production lun by doing the copy from SAN disk to SAN disk.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Mike

    So cool but I am looking a long time a go but nobody can say my how it works.

    " transportable hardware snapshot of the replica and recovery point disks then expose it on the production exchange server, then when you choose the option to perform SAN based recovery"

    We have Dell Equalogic and Harware Snapshot are working. But I want user San based recovery and this will not working.

    What I need to do?


    Roendi

    Friday, February 22, 2013 12:22 PM