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Microsoft DPM and Netapp VSS hardware provider without snapdrive installation ?

Hi,

By reading this note :

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2010/02/05/tested-hardware-vss-provider-table.aspx

and from the previous thread (https://communities.netapp.com/message/42817#42817)I have understand that we can use DPM as the VSS Requestor.

I have problem with Snapdrive installation because of iSCSI initiator problem (case open with Netapp) and cannot install Snapdrive Service because it wants to manage the iSCSI connections and sessions. So I can't install Data Ontap VSS hardware provider, is there anything I can do to install the Hardware provider only to backup with DPM meanwhile ? The aim is to replace DPM with SMHV at the final step be we need to have a backup of the VM until the case is resolved.

Thanks.

Valéry.

Re: Microsoft DPM and Netapp VSS hardware provider without snapdrive installation ?

Update : the few tests I made (by disabling the SWSVC) make the things evident that Netapp VSS HW provider work in conjonction with Snapdrive. When I have time I will describe the behaviour.