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Query on Recovery Point size RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    In DPM2010 is it possible to view the size of Recovery Point created everyday?

     

    Thanks.



    • Edited by 1012_teddy Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:42 AM
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 7:42 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If you were doing tape based backups, yes, you could simply look at the amount of data transferred each day for the incremental backup.  For disk based backup, you could accomplish pretty close by just doing a single recovery point a day and select the "synchronize just before a recovery point" option. The job details would show amount of changed / new data transferred over to DPM in a 24 hour period.


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    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:56 PM
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All replies

  • Hi

    DPM Recovery points are based on Windows volume shadow copies, and the shadow copy infrastructire does not have any method of exposing the size of individual snapshots.   The best you could do is divide the used recovery point volume space by the number of snapshots to get an average.


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 10:19 PM
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  • Thanks for your response Mike,

    Actually in Audit point of view, i need to show the proof of Backup by increase in size of backup data everyday. So is it possible to trace the increment size of backup comparing to the previous day?

    Thanks.


    • Edited by 1012_teddy Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:36 AM
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:36 AM
  • Hi,

    If you were doing tape based backups, yes, you could simply look at the amount of data transferred each day for the incremental backup.  For disk based backup, you could accomplish pretty close by just doing a single recovery point a day and select the "synchronize just before a recovery point" option. The job details would show amount of changed / new data transferred over to DPM in a 24 hour period.


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:56 PM
    Moderator