Start-DPMSwitchProtection

Switches protection of data sources to a secondary DPM server.

Syntax

Start-DPMSwitchProtection [-ProtectionGroup] <ProtectionGroup> [-Async] -Datasource <Datasource[]> [-Confirm]
 [-WhatIf] [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-DPMSwitchProtection cmdlet switches protection of a set of data sources to a secondary System Center 2016 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) server. Run this cmdlet on the secondary DPM server.

Examples

Example 1: Switch protection for a data source to the secondary server

PS C:\>$PGroup = Get-DPMProtectionGroup -DPMServerName DPMServer073
PS C:\> $PObject = Get-DPMDatasource $PGroup[0]
PS C:\> Start-DPMSwitchProtection -ProtectionGroup $PGroup -Datasource $PObject

The first command gets the data protection group for a server by using the Get-DPMProtectionGroup cmdlet, and then stores it in the $PGroup variable.

The second command uses the Get-DPMDatasource cmdlet to obtain a data source. The command uses standard array syntax to specify the first member of the $PGroup array. The command stores the data source in the $PObject variable.

The third command switches protection to the secondary server for the data source in $Ds variable that is part of the protection group stored in $PGroup variable. Run this example on the secondary server.

Parameters

-Async

Indicates that the command runs asynchronously. When you run a command asynchronously, the command prompt returns immediately even if the job takes an extended time to finish.

Type:SwitchParameter
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Datasource

Specifies a data source object for which this cmdlet switches protection. A data source can be a file system share or volume for the Windows operating system, Microsoft SQL Server database, Microsoft Exchange Server storage group, Microsoft SharePoint farm, Microsoft Virtual Machine, DPM database, or system state that is a member of a protection group.

Type:Datasource[]
Required:True
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ProtectionGroup

Specifies a protection group on which this cmdlet operates. To obtain a protection group object, use the Get-DPMProtectionGroup cmdlet.

Type:ProtectionGroup
Required:True
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Required:False
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False