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Can DPM 2010 not backup Exchange 2007 installed on the same server? Error 334?

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Thank you all in advance for your thoughts on this issue.


I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server installed with Exchange 2007 SP3 RU2. I also have DPM 2010 installed. In addition to this, i have multiple other Exchange 2007 SP3 RU2 servers installed in the org. I have installed the protection agents and defined the protection group using the DPM Admin Console for all of the Mailbox Exchange servers in the organization. However, I cannot define the Exchange installation to backup in DPM for the Exchange databases running on the DPM server itself.

I see two symptoms of this issue:

1. When I go into the Protection Group I have created to modify it, i can enumerate all of the servers. All all but the DPM server, I see the Exchange area to backup. On the DPM server, i see th  SQL instance, all volumes, all shares, etc., but NOT the Exchange installation.

2. When i go into Management and Install New Agent, i can try to add the name of the DPM/Exchange server (which is itself) and I get the error "You cannot install the protection agent on <servername> because it is the DPM server. (ID: 334)." This is the same if I try to install or add/attach a new agent to the server.

Can the DPM server not backup itself? The error tells me it may be design, but then why would a small company wanting to use both DPM and Exchange on one server purchase DPM. Does anyone know of a way around this?


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No, it cannot do this. It is designed this way:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399260.aspx

DPM Server Hardware Requirements
DPM is designed to run on a dedicated, single-purpose server. The DPM server should not be installed on any of the following:

A computer on which the Application Server role is installed
A computer that is a System Center Operations Manager management server
A computer on which Exchange Server is running
A computer that is a node of a cluster
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Thanks, that was it!
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