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Add Remote Server to Protection Group RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to add a server that is geographically remote to the DPM server.  This remote server has a large amount of data and it is not feasible to consider performing the initial synchronization over the wire.  How can I add this server to DPM's protection groups?

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:07 PM

Answers

  • Check this out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399167.aspx

    Just my 2 cents,

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler

     


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    • Marked as answer by Greg Treanor Friday, June 25, 2010 3:03 AM
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:29 PM
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  • Hello Greg,

     

    You can add the server to a new or existing PG, but when prompted to perform initial replication automatically, choose the manual option instead.  If you have a recent backup of the data from the remote server, you then restore it manually to the replica volume as per the link that DPM created, and once restored, perform a Manual Consistency Check to bring over any new changes since the backup was taken.

    Once the CC is completed, normal protection will start based on the PG settings.

     

     


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by Greg Treanor Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:14 PM
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:30 PM
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All replies

  • Check this out: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399167.aspx

    Just my 2 cents,

    Cheers,

    Mike Resseler

     


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    • Marked as answer by Greg Treanor Friday, June 25, 2010 3:03 AM
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Greg,

     

    You can add the server to a new or existing PG, but when prompted to perform initial replication automatically, choose the manual option instead.  If you have a recent backup of the data from the remote server, you then restore it manually to the replica volume as per the link that DPM created, and once restored, perform a Manual Consistency Check to bring over any new changes since the backup was taken.

    Once the CC is completed, normal protection will start based on the PG settings.

     

     


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by Greg Treanor Tuesday, July 6, 2010 2:14 PM
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you both for your replies.  Last question on the topic and I've yet to find a definitive answer -- is USB based backup NATIVELY supported with DPM 2010? 

    I've used Firestreamer with DPM 2007, but in this client case, they don't have Firestreamer and are going to upgrade to DPM 2010.  I'd rather save the $796 plus I don't have a tape backup system in place to create the manual replica of the remote system.

    My plan, unless DPM 2010 does not support USB, is to create the PG in DPM 2010 with manual replica creation, get a backup of the remote system using Windows Backup to a USB drive, bring the USB back to the DPM server, connect it and "upload" the manual replica.

    Thanks again for your input!

    Greg

    Friday, June 25, 2010 3:03 AM
  • Hey Greg,

    You're right in your assumption that DPM 2010 does not support USB. So doing it as you proposed yourself is indeed a good option

    cheers,

    Mike Resseler


    Visit System Center User Group Belgium @ http://scug.be and http://scug.be/blogs/scdpm
    Friday, June 25, 2010 6:42 AM
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