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Replace DPM Server with new one, keeping settings. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all. In this technet article, it is stated that one of the two ways to replace a DPM server with new hardware is to "impersonate" the old server:

    • backup the DPM db
    • switch off the old server
    • install the new server, with identical FQDN and domain settings, same software level and patches.
    • restore the DPM db
    • sync db

    However, nothing is said about the DPM storage pool. I understand that at some point, the original dpm disk pool must be disconnected from old server and then attached to the new server, isn't it? At which point? just before the sync? is there any additional steps so the new server recognizes the pool without problems (disk names, partitions, volumes...)? Do you know of a technical article that includes this detail?

    Thanks in advance



    • Edited by Roberto MD Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:43 AM
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:29 AM

Answers

  • Just connect the storage pool to the new server once you have installed it. The disks will appear as "foreign". You just import them and after a while all the old disks and volumes will you up. If you restored the DB and ran the sync process your new DB server will where you left of with the old one except that you have to run a CC job on all data sources.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:58 PM

All replies

  • Just connect the storage pool to the new server once you have installed it. The disks will appear as "foreign". You just import them and after a while all the old disks and volumes will you up. If you restored the DB and ran the sync process your new DB server will where you left of with the old one except that you have to run a CC job on all data sources.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:58 PM
  • Hello and thanks,

    just to be sure that I've understood, at which level must the *import* be done? at the windows storage manager? at the DPM console?

    thanks anyway.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:01 PM
  • Disk Management is the place to do it
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:04 PM