Backing up files over the WAN issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have recently changed out the physical hardware at a remote site and was unable to backup the files locally for the initial replica first so I am making a replica over the WAN.  I have the backup throttled at 768k during business hours and 9999kbs for after hours.  THe connection is a 1.54 T1 up/down.  The amount of storage being backed up is approx 50GB.  This should take about 5 days to complete.  Is there a way for the replica to resume if the job fails?  The replica creation failed so I right-clicked the protection group and selected 'consistency check'.  After 10-25 GB of transfer - the job fails and then procesds to auto restart.  Is there a way to have this resume?  How can I reliably create my replica over the WAN.  If DPM drops a ping or two - why would it restart instead of resume?

    Thanks for any help.


    Zach Smith
    Friday, July 9, 2010 6:08 PM


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  • Hi Zack

    The best thing you can do if your facing a pooe WAN connection and a lot of data to be transfered is to create the replica manually. When you create your protectiongroup you will be asked if you want to create your replica now, by a schedule or manually.

    To create a replica manually follow this link

    If you don't have the possibility of creating your replica manually try the on-wire compression feature.



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    Saturday, July 10, 2010 9:28 PM
  • Hi Zack, 

    I am proposing the solution posted above as the answer. Please feel free to unmark it as answer if it does not helps you. 


    Parag Agrawal

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    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 9:14 AM
  • Thanks for the reply.  I apologize for such a delay in response.  Your solution did work.  I did some research and it appears even though my backup failed - when I resumed, it picked up where it left off. 

    Thanks for the help.


    Zach Smith
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:40 PM
  • Hi Zach!

    I'm glad of beeing helpful. Feel free to visit my DPM blog for other DPM solutions.

    Have a good one =)


    Robert Hedblom

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    Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:29 PM