DPM Error 30126 DPM could not find find a valid recovery point on disk Or ‘Replica Inconsistent’ showing against System State and Bare Metal Recovery on Protected Server

This error normally occurs due to one of the following two possible causes:

  • Not enough disk space is available on the protected machine to store a backup of the system state files
  • The Windows Server Backup feature is not installed on the protected machine (Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2)

Simply install the Windows Server Backup feature on to the protected machine from Server Manager. Installation of this feature doesn’t normally require a reboot.

If the protected machine doesn’t have enough disk space to store a backup of the system state files (you’ll need 10-12Gb free on the system drive by default to store these files) you’ll need to create some space on the system drive, or add another disk to the machine and modify the PSDataSourceConfig.xml file to allow DPM to use the new location.

The PSDataSourceConfig.xml file is normally located at %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\DataSources. Modify the <FilesToProtect> section of the xml file to point to the new drive added. Maybe that you may need to remove protection for the machine from the DPM 2010 console and then re-enable protection to get DPM to read the new location for backup files from the PSDataSourceConfig.xml file.

DPM 2010 Data Protection Manager Error ID 316 on DPM Server or DPMRA Event id 85 on Workgroup Client

DPM 2010 Data Protection Manager Error ID: 316


or DPMRA Event id 85



On the protected server running the DPM agent

SetDpmServer.exe -dpmServerName YOURDPMSERVER -isNonDomainServer –updatePassword

On the DPM server


DPM 2010 Fix: Disk based recovery points are not deleted as per retention goals

When using System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 or 2010 (DPM) to backup your production servers, you might encounter a situation where the recovery point volumes for your protected data source keep running out of space and the number of days that DPM has recovery points for exceeds the desired retention range. If you run vssadmin list shadows, or run diskshadow.exe followed by list shadows all command, you can see that there are more shadow copies than there should be based on the desired retention goal. Also, if you manually run the DPM Power Shell pruneshadowcopies2010.ps1 script, no recovery points are removed, but there are no errors.

So what’s going on here? Most likely this is happening because the NetBIOS name of the DPM server is longer than 15 characters.


To resolve the problem perform the following to truncate the name to the 15 character limit.

1) Using notepad, open C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin\pruneshadowcopiesDpm2010.ps1 (For DPM2010) or pruneshadowcopies.ps1 (For DPM 2007).

2) Locate the following entry:

$dpmservername = &"hostname"

3) Replace the &"hostname" with the truncated 15 character NetBIOS name of the DPM server. For example, if the DPM Server’s host name is "Long-DPM-server-name" then modify the entry as follows:

$dpmservername = "ward-dpm01.wardvissers.local"

4) Save the modified script.

5) Either run the script manually, or wait for it to run at midnight – then verify the shadow copies are being pruned as expected.

Now I have nice Green Protection Groups

Special Thanks to J.C. Hornbeck

Paar handige DPM 2007 Linkjes

DPM 2007 Troubleshooting Guide


DPM 2007 Error Code Catalogus


DPM 2007 Agent installatie errors


Handmatig installatie DPM 2007 Client

DPM is een nieuw product van Microsoft. Aangezien de laatste tijd veel nieuws hoor leek het me verstandig hier een test server voor in te richten.

DPM client kan via verschillende manieren uitgerold worden. Via Group Policy, DPM Management Console of hand matig.

Hier onder de manier als je de Client handmatig wilt installeren.

1. Op de CD zoek de agents map op. (Gebruik de AMD64 voor 64 Bits Machines)

2. run DpmAgentInstaller.exe /q .
De client agent is geinstalleerd wel moet de firewall voor aangepast worden.

3. Ga naar uitvoeren en type het volgende :Program FilesMicrosoft Data Protection Managerbin SetDpmServer.exe – dpmServerName .

4. Om de DPM client met de DPM server laten communiceren moet nog het volgende gedaan op de DPM server. Op de DPM Server open de DPM Management Shell en type Attach-ProductionServer.ps1 .

Installatie (DPM 2007 SP1) System Center Data Protector Manager SP1 op Windows 2008 x64.

1. Vanaf een administrator command prompt voer het volgende uit: start /wait ocsetup.exe SIS-Limited /quiet /norestart.

2. Herstart de PC.

3. dpm1

4. dpm2

5. dpm3

6. dpm4

7. dpm5

8. dpm6

9. dpm7

10. dpm8

11. dpm9

12. dpm10

13. dpm11

14. dpm12

15. dpm13

16. Na de installatie is het kwestie van de PC her starten en kun je DPM gaan configureren