Unprotected VMs in DataSourceGroups.xml? RRS feed

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  • I am using DPM 2012 with a Windows Server 2008 R2 based Hyper-V cluster.

    The SAN which holds the CSV is a Dell Equallogic, so I guess I could use hardware VSS, but I really do not need the parallel backups, so I just went the simpler route with the system VSS provider.

    So far I have been maintaining DataSourceGroups.xml more or less by hand by running DSConfig.ps1 when there are changes to which VMs must be protected, but I came across this article:, which suggests a scheduled task for always keeping DataSourceGroups.xml up to date.

    Running the Powershell script generates a DataSourceGroups.xml with every VM in the cluster, but many of them do not need backing up at all.

    Does it present a problem for DPM that there will be several VMs listed in DataSourceGroups.xml, which are not in any protection group?

    Saturday, July 5, 2014 8:56 PM


  • Hi,

    No, unprotected VMs in DataSourceGroups.xml don't cause any problems.

    • Marked as answer by ThomasIsr Monday, July 7, 2014 8:17 AM
    Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:50 PM

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