my personal blog about systemcenter

Windows Server 2012 vs Data Protection Manager , parallel backup support

 

 

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831414.aspx#BKMK_backup

Ease of file backup with CSVs

CSV features in Windows Server 2012 that help achieve a seamless backup experience for both backup applications and backup requestors include the following:

  • Support for parallel backups across CSV volumes and across cluster nodes

 

This post will cover the Parallel backup support , this is just one of the new features that just work Smile but is very very helpful

 

In Windows 2008 R2 it was not possible to run multiple backup jobs against a CSV volume if you didn’t have a supported hardware based VSS provider

 

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V changes this and it is now possible to run jobs against the same CSV volume without a hardware based VSS provider

 

image

Create the protection group

image

 

By default Data Protection Manager will use the 3 VM’s limit

HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftMicrosoft Data Protection Manager2.0ConfigurationMaxAllowedParallelBackups

During testing I tried to change the MaxAllowedParallelBackup to higher than 3 without success need to explore that a bit more but 3 beats 1 every day of the week

 

Well that’s it actually instead of having to follow http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff634192.aspx to get serializing to work for admins stuck without a supported hardware VSS provider it just works

Thank you Windows Server 2012

 
Comments

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.