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DPM file locations
DPM file locations
It is important to know not only how DPM operates, but also to know the structure
that is underneath the application. Understanding the structure of where the DPM
components are will help you with administering and troubleshooting DPM if the
need arises. The following are some important locations:
• The DPM database backups are stored in the following location. Also when
you make backup shadow copies for the replicas these will be stored in this
directory. You would make backup show copies of your replicas if you were
archiving them using a third-party backup solution:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Volumes\ShadowCopy\Database
• The following directory is where DPM is installed:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\
• The following directory contains PowerShell scripts that come with DPM.
There are many scripts that can be used for performing common DPM tasks.
We will cover these scripts and PowerShell in greater detail in Chapter 10 .
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin
• The following folder contains the database and files for SQL reporting
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\SQL
• The following directory contains the SQL DPM database. MDF and LDF files:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\DPMDB
• The following directory stores shadow copy volumes that are recovery points
for a data source. These essentially are the changed blocks of VSS (Volume
Shadow Copy Service) (Shadow Copy).
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Volumes\DiffArea
• The following folder contains mounted replica volumes. Mounted replica
volumes are essentially pointers for every protected data object that points to
the partition in a DPM storage pool. Think of these mounted replica points as
a map from DPM to the protected data on the hard drives where the actual
protected data lives.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Volumes\Replica