Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI)

 Howdy Protectors,

For the GUI lovers we have something really cool here…

Migrate DPM Disk / Data Source (GUI)

Below are some screenshots of how it works:

I have SQL auto protect and co-location enabled, so I have a single replica and RP volume on Disk 1.



Now I want to migrate that setup to be across Disk 2 and Disk 3 so I launch the MigrateDPMData.ps1. Here you enter C to migrate an entire disk or O to migrate a data source. I entered O for one data source.


And you get a separate popup screen listing the protection groups. I only have one to select from.


Once selected – it will list all the data sources in that PG to choose from.


Since my DBs are all co-located, migrating one DB will automatically migrate all – that is the way MigrateDataSourceDataFromDPM.ps1 works under the covers.

The next screen allows me to select one or more disks to migrate to. Here I selected Disk 2 and Disk 3 by holding down the Ctrl key while selecting.


Below shows the migration was successful and the two new volumes were created on the specified disk, one for the replica on Disk 2 and one for the recovery point on Disk 3.


Note the post-recovery jobs running that copy the replica data from the original replica to the new replica.


Pretty Awesome!!

Big Thanks to Michael Jacquet for sharing the screenshots…

Comments (3)

  1. K2AAB says:

    Thanks for this, I have 10’s of TB of DPM data to move from one storage array to another

  2. Orin Eisenhauer says:

    Great tool!!! Just used it to move data to a larger storage array with ease. I remember doing something similar a couple years ago and it was not very straightforward.

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