Will DPM 2012 support protecting reparse points? RRS feed

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  • Hi, I'm interested if soemone could already give me a hint if SCDPM 2012 will protect reparse points?

    This would be a major benefit for many companies using archiving technologies.



    Monday, July 25, 2011 6:55 PM


  • Hi,

    Sorry for the delayed response.

    Reparse points have varying applications.  Three that I can think of are SIS, Remote storage, volume Mount points.  DPM will protect volumes that have SIS enabled.  I believe we also support remote storage. DPM does support backing up data under reparse points (Volume mounted volumes) however, DPM will not "traverse" mount points located on a volume by itself, you need to explicitly select the mountpoint at the time of protection.

    Given the following, if you protect just D: volume - DPM will not protect any data under the mountpointdir directory. However, you can navigate to the mountpointdir and protect it then DPM will recognize it as a separate volume and protect the data under the mountpoint.


    As far as 3rd party use of reparse points, I'm not certain how DPM wil handle them, and testing should be done to see if we can protect / restore them correctly.

    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Sunday, August 7, 2011 5:52 PM