After you create a protection group, you might want to protect a data source on a protected volume that you did not select for protection when you created the group.
The following are guidelines for adding members to a protection group:
- You can include data sources from more than one volume in a
- You cannot include data sources from the same volume in
different protection groups.
- Data sources that are members of other protection groups and
data sources that reside on a volume already protected by another
protection group are displayed but cannot be selected.
- When you select a data source that contains a reparse point
(mount points and junction points are data sources that contain
reparse points), DPM prompts you to specify whether you want to
include the target of the reparse point in the protection group.
The reparse point itself is not replicated; you must manually
re-create the reparse point when you recover the data.
- We recommend that you exclude system volumes and program
folders from protection as a volume or share. Protecting a volume
that contains system files and program folders does not enable you
to restore the operating system or state of a computer. To restore
the state of a computer, you must select the computer's system
state as the protected data source. For information about restoring
a computer, in the DPM 2007 Operations Guide, see
- All storage groups on a single computer running Exchange
Server 2003 must be in the same protection group.
To add protection group members
In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.
In the display pane, select the protection group to which you want to add members.
In the Actions pane, click Modify protection group.
In the Modify Protection Group Wizard, follow the instructions to add data sources to the protection group.
To add protection group members using DPM Management Shell
Use the following syntax to add a member to a protection group:
Add-ChildDatasource -ProtectionGroup <ProtectionGroup> -ChildDatasource <ProtectableObject> [-PassThru]
For more information, type "Get-Help Add-ChildDatasource -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.
For technical information, type "Get-Help Add-ChildDatasource-full" in DPM Management Shell.