Child Parent Grandparent backups using Data Protection Manager

Posted on 2014-09-02
Last Modified: 2014-10-06

I am planning an implementation of Child Parent Grandparent backups for disaster recovery purposes. I am currently using Microsoft DPM 2012 for my normal backups.

I want to be able to perform the Child Parent Grandparent backups using DPM 2012 as well, but instead of pointing the to my storage (as the regular backups), I want to point these backups to some external drives that I can easily detach and take them to a safe location if needed.

Has anyone accomplish this? how?

I am also open to any recommendation as well.

Question by:LuiLui77
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    by:Gerald Connolly
    This is normally known as Grandfather, Father, Son, but no matter. If you aren't doing this now what are are you doing?

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    I have a secondary DPM 2012 in the cloud, replicating constantly with my primary DPM in house, but I want to have other means of recovery just in case.
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    by:Gerald Connolly
    Have you considered "Incrementals Forever" with synthetic fulls to speed things up?

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    No be honest is the first time I hear about it, can you guide me or forward documentation?
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    Most modern Backup software can do this.

    So "Incrementals Forever" means that you can do a full Backup at the beginning of a Month and then do Incrementals everyday. The Incrementals obviously take a lot less time than a Full. Meanwhile at any point you can generate a Synthetic full OFFLINE, by combining the Full and the Incrementals. This means you only have to do a Real Full backup at a minimum once a month

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