Antimalware exclusion on DPM Client RRS feed

  • Question

  • Where is the official documentation of the settings to set on a DPM Client. Because I can see that when the DPMRA.exe service is running, when running a Consistency check to a DPM server. the Antimalware processers MsMpEng.exe is reading the file before the DPM replica process.

    And the Consistency check checking 1mil files takes 4 hours.

    Regards Torben

    Monday, June 29, 2020 6:58 AM

All replies

  • Hello!

    I'm afraid there is no new official documentation for DPM 2016 or DPM 2019 for the antivirus exclusions, the same exclusions as previously still apply.

    Run antivirus software on the DPM server

    DPM Server

    DPM installation folders:

    • %Program Files%\Microsoft System Center\DPM\DPM\XSD
    • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft System Center\DPM\DPM\Temp\MTA
    • %Program Files%\Microsoft System Center\DPM\bin


    The following process should be excluded from real-time scanning:

    • DPMRA.exe
    • CSC.exe

    If the DPM servers has the MARS agent installed and pushing data to Azure, exclude the following folders:

    • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Azure Recovery Agent\bin
    • %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Azure Recovery Services Agent\Scratch

    The following processes must be excluded from real-time scanning:

    • CBEngine.exe
    • CSC.exe

    Best regards,

    Blog: LinkedIn:

    • Edited by Leon Laude Monday, June 29, 2020 7:13 AM
    Monday, June 29, 2020 7:13 AM
  • Hi

    Have anyone tested the difference between with and whit out excluding the antimalware process from DPM?

    Regards Torben

    Monday, June 29, 2020 10:42 AM
  • Performance is better, and decreases the chance of locked files/folders that may interfere with backups.

    Blog: LinkedIn:

    Monday, June 29, 2020 10:49 AM