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Win 2008 guest or host: Data Protection Manager

Posted on 2011-09-12
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I have win 2008 as DC. it also has win 2008 guest (not DC) on hyper-v as VM.  where should I install Data protection manager 2010 on the host which is a DC or the guest which is on Hyper-v?

there were warrnings regarding installing dpm on the DC and my concern is if I install it on the hyper-v guest OS, will it be able to image the main hosting system with no problems. thanks
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You should not install the System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 on DC.You can install the same on VM server which is not a DC.

DPM 2010 System Requirements:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399554.aspx
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I have mentioned that in the post. but how is it going to image the main system. thanks
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You can install DPM in a VM and make backups of the parent (System State,...). The only thing you want to avoid is to make backups of the DPM-VM from within that DPM-VM...
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Is that system state what other backups software call it as Ghost/ imaging the system? thanks
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What your planning to do spells disaster, you would be better off making the physical box a Hyper-V host and then making the DC and DPM virtual guests. Either way it's not a great solution, just make sure you don't join the hyper-v host to the domain or you might not be able to log into it if the DC VM doesnt start up.
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Did not get clear answer regarding Imaging with DPM. Ended up not selecting it. Other system still better in imaging the system such acronis I think.
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Did not get clear answer regading imaging system with dpm.
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Dpm works well my friend, we gave you a bunch of options. Acronis isn't a backup product really it creates images for cloning. I would t want my data protected by acronis v
Because I'd you lose 1 block of the image you can't restore. Acronis will allso not set the archive bit so databases will k
Not know their backed up and won't commit their log files. As I said earlier you would be better making the physical machine a hyper-v host an installing the other workloads as guests.
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