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Prevent new backups and stop old ones from expring RRS feed

  • Question

  • Currently the client we are working with has moved to a cloud based environment. Their on prem dpm server is still taking backups of the legacy servers on site, of which no new data is getting written to.

    We want to stop DPM from taking any new backups, and prevent the current short term protection from expiring locally. Is there any way to do this?

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Simply stop protection of the servers and retain the replica and no new backups will be taken.  Existing disk based backups will never expire since no new backups are being taken.   DPM deletes disk based recovery points on a FIFO basis, and if no new RP's are created, then no old ones can be deleted.


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    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:57 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    Simply stop protection of the servers and retain the replica and no new backups will be taken.  Existing disk based backups will never expire since no new backups are being taken.   DPM deletes disk based recovery points on a FIFO basis, and if no new RP's are created, then no old ones can be deleted.


    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.

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 9:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, that was a theory I had. I will try this and let you know if it works. 
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:42 PM