Multiple DPM servers backing up HyperV VMs RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I cannot find any info but I think I know the answer to this but need it confirmed.

    Is it possible to have multiple DPM servers backing up VMs in a Hyper-V cluster (with using SCVMM).

    The reason I ask is that we have a potential for certain VMs to be backed up by different DPM servers (servers owned by different departments)

    Kind regards

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:41 PM


  • Hi,

    The answer is no, only one DPM server can back up a Hyper-V cluster at the time, you can however back up the DPM server that is backing up the Hyper-V cluster by another DPM server.

    To know which DPM server is backing up a specific server/cluster you can run the following PowerShell script on the DPM server.

    Get-DPMProductionServer | Where-Object {$_.ServerName -Eq "Your Hyper-V server" } | select DPMServerName

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    • Marked as answer by ukkaapie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:37 AM
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:55 PM