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  • Question

  • I am adjusting my DPM 2010 Storage RAID from level 5 to level 6 and would like to backup my DPM Data. I dont have enough storage capacity to backup replica volumes and recovery points so I just want to backup all of the most current recovery points to a seperate disk. A couple of questions please.

    * I understand that I cant clone the data from one RAID volume to another. Is there any work around for this?

    * Is there a way to automate transferal of all of the latest recovery points to another disk for backup using DPMTapeUTil (Without a tape unit) or using the power shell?

    * What is the best way to restore an Exchange 2003  Storage group to a local or network folder. It doesnt seem possible by using the GUI?

     

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Friday, February 25, 2011 11:14 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ed!

    Regarding moving DPM data between disks you can use the script MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM. With this script you can move the DPM storage pool from one disk to another. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd282970.aspx

    When you preform a restore of the Exchange 2003 storage group you can retore the storage group to a network location. By default the option latest is choosed, choose another time than latest and you will be able to restore to a network location.

     

    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


     


     

    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:08 AM
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  • Hi Ed!

    I'm not aware of any clone function, the only supported way that I know of is using the PowerShell script I mentioned ealier. The script will move all the data from the old disk to the new. There's one importaint thing, you must have the both disks online until your retention time has expired, this is becauase the data will be fully moved after data has expired.



    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Monday, February 28, 2011 9:26 PM
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All replies

  • Hi Ed!

    Regarding moving DPM data between disks you can use the script MigrateDatasourceDataFromDPM. With this script you can move the DPM storage pool from one disk to another. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd282970.aspx

    When you preform a restore of the Exchange 2003 storage group you can retore the storage group to a network location. By default the option latest is choosed, choose another time than latest and you will be able to restore to a network location.

     

    Best Regards

    Robert Hedblom

    MVP DPM


     


     

    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Saturday, February 26, 2011 8:08 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Robert,

    Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge. Acknowleged the point on Exchange thank you.

    In regards to the data migration, I would be happy to move the data to the new RAID if it would take all of the recovery points with it. As it wont do this I would like to just make a copy of the latest recovery points rather than move them as it would be better to have some data rather than no data if something happens during the 5 day RAID Level migration. Is there any way to take a copy instead?

    Saturday, February 26, 2011 9:15 AM
  • Is it possible to clone the array to a new one and then change the id of the disk to be equal to that of the old one? I'm struggling to find a solution here to what must be a problem that people hit all the time with DPM.
    Monday, February 28, 2011 1:04 PM
  • Hi Ed!

    I'm not aware of any clone function, the only supported way that I know of is using the PowerShell script I mentioned ealier. The script will move all the data from the old disk to the new. There's one importaint thing, you must have the both disks online until your retention time has expired, this is becauase the data will be fully moved after data has expired.



    Check out my DPM blog @ http://robertanddpm.blogspot.com

    Monday, February 28, 2011 9:26 PM
    Moderator