Protect Sharepoint in NLB RRS feed

  • Question

  • We installed Sharepoint 2010 in NLB on 2 servers (blw301 and blw302). When I create the Protection Group for Sharepoint, only 1 instance of Sharepoint is shown under blw301. All Sharepoint services are running on both machines (Administration, Timer, Tracing, VSS Writer, Search 14). So why is there nothing under blw302 ? Note that DPM created the replica and the first recovery point without problem.


    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:56 AM


  • Pierott,

    From the sound of it, you are protecting your SharePoint farm correctly.  Are you able to create subsequent recovery points?  I would assume from the way that you have listed the question that configuresharepoint.exe was run on blw301.

    If this is the case, there is no need to backup the blw302 server.  the Windows SharePoint Services Writer know where the various parts of the farm are located and reports that back to DPM so it knows what to backup.  Simple as that!

    For more information on the specifics of how Volume Shadow Copy Services backs up SharePoint check out:

    SharePoint Foundation VSS Writer


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    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:20 PM