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Does Bare Metal Recovery in DPM 2010 backup non system drives? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're using DPM 2010 to backup three Hyper-V servers which are attached to a SAN that creates an attached drive (LUN). When we perform a BMR, does it backup the LUN as well?

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:38 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Most likely not, only critical volumes are include in BMR backup. If you want to see what volumes are critical and will be included in BMR, do the following.

    1) Set up a network share on a remote machine \\server\bmrshare

    2) From an administrative command prompt on the PS, type:

                  wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -backuptarget:\\server\bmrshare


    This should show you the list of volumes included in the BMR backup and ask "Do you want to start the backup operation?. - Type N to quit without backing up.

     

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    Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:09 AM
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  • Hi,

    Most likely not, only critical volumes are include in BMR backup. If you want to see what volumes are critical and will be included in BMR, do the following.

    1) Set up a network share on a remote machine \\server\bmrshare

    2) From an administrative command prompt on the PS, type:

                  wbadmin.exe start backup -allcritical -backuptarget:\\server\bmrshare


    This should show you the list of volumes included in the BMR backup and ask "Do you want to start the backup operation?. - Type N to quit without backing up.

     

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, January 3, 2013 12:09 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you. This worked perfectly.
    Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:30 PM