unable to add removable drive in dpm2007 RRS feed

  • Question

  • i attached 2 TB USB data drive directly with DPM 2007 machine and drive shows in My computer but unable to add it in DISKs--Microsoft DPM 2007

    • Moved by Praveen D [MSFT] Saturday, July 24, 2010 11:54 AM Moving to DPM Storage Forum (From:Data Protection Manager)
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:03 PM


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  • Hey,

    This is not supported

    You can however use VTL software to use them as virtual tape

    But DPM can't use them as storage



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    Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:09 PM
  • its not good as mostly USB or network drives are using for backups :(
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:12 PM
  • You can *protect* a USB drive attached to a server with DPM, but it cannot be used in the DPM storage pool.
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:08 PM
  • Hi

    As the gents before me mentioned its not supported to use a external USB harddrive for the DPM storage pool. One of the reasone is the removable storage services. But there is ofcourse a work-around...

    If your DPM server is a Hyper-V server (or virtual by any other means) you can put a VHD file on your USB. The only important thing is that the operating system will see the disk as a local storage. If you are using a virtual platform for your DPM solution it's do-able.

    BUT attatching a removable storage directley to a DPM server isn't supported.


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    Thursday, July 22, 2010 9:03 PM
  • I think another possibility is to use custom volumes instead of the DPM storage pool, but I'm not certain.
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:00 PM