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Backup up DFS with DPM RRS feed

  • Question

  • I understand that when protecting shares, you can either chose to protect a single share, all shares, or more simply, the entire volume to protect all shares. However, when dealing with DFS-R on a Server 2008 r2 domain, should you protect shares or volumes when backing up a DFS file server? I am expecting to backup both volumes (we are using C:\ for the OS and E:\ for all files) using BMR also.

    I have also just loaded DPM 2012 onto the server, and so far I am liking the new changes!


    • Edited by netlander Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:43 PM
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 5:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi netlander,

    I always prefer to backup the volume as opposed to shares and then use the 'Exclude' option to remove certain file types and folders from the backup sets. This would be the best way for you to go since you need to back up all the data in its entirety anyway.

    The shares option is handy if you just want to backup an individual shared folder or a small number of them and want to micro-manage you backups this way.

    Kevin.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 11:24 AM