Back up and restore a generic data source
Updated: May 13, 2016
DPM provides the Generic Data Source (GDS) infrastructure so that you can protect any Microsoft workload as long as it has a VSS writer.
You can back up the following:
Complete backup using Express Full backup
Original location recovery
Referential data sources
Backend data source with shared disk cluster support
What’s not supported
DPM does not support disaster recovery for generic data sources.
Registering a new data source
You’ll need to run the Modify-RegisteredWriters command to add, remove or modify the VSS writer ID for a data source to the list that’s registered with DPM.
Run the command
Modify-RegisteredWriters.ps1 [[-DpmServerName] <String>] [-List] [<CommonParameters>]
Modify-RegisteredWriters.ps1 [[-DpmServerName] <String>] [-Remove] [-Writers] <String> [<CommonParameters>]
Modify-RegisteredWriters.ps1 [[-DpmServerName] <String>] [-Add] [-Writers] <String> [<CommonParameters>]
|DPMServerNAme||String||Specifies the DPM server against which this command should run. By default, the command is run against the local DPM.|
|List||SwitchParameter||Indicates that the command should display the list of registered writer IDs.|
|Add||SwitchParameter||Indicates that the command should add the list of writer IDs to the list of the writer IDs that is registered with DPM.|
|Remove||SwitchParameter||Indicates that the given list of writer IDs must be removed from the list of the writer IDs that is registered with DPM.|
|Writers||String||Comma-separated list of writer ID.|
The Modify-RegisteredWriters command displays the list of writers that are currently registered with the local DPM server.
The Modify-RegisteredWriters command adds the two new writer IDs to the list of registered writers on the local DPM server.
Modify-RegisteredWriters -Add -Writers "46eef637-28ca-4223-8bb6-2e87bd945179,e1cdedc6-d9d2-4fc3-8af6-5d0d0fe3e8af"
The Modify-RegisteredWriters command removes the specified writer ID from the list of registered writers on DPM server dpm1.contoso.com.
Modify-RegisteredWriters -DpmServerName dpm1.contoso.com -Remove -Writers 46eef637-28ca-4223-8bb6-2e87bd945179