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Protection Manager and Datasets.

Hi guys, we are doing a DR situation of Oncommand 5.0 and DFM.

We plan on stopping DFM (dfm services stop)  on the primary server restoring it to the backup server and bringing that up.

What I was wondering is if we stopped DFM on the primary server, would the datasets still be mirrored if they were scheduled? Does DFM needs to be up for the datasets to be mirrored. What are the repurcussions of a potential DFM down time.

Re: Protection Manager and Datasets.

Hi Alex,

     In case of dataset all schedule are maintained by the DFM server and if its services are not running then the schedule jobs( mirror and backup) wont be kicked off. But in your case since you have stopped the service on the Primary site and starting the service on the DR site with the same database scheduled backup will happen.

Regards

adai

Re: Protection Manager and Datasets.

Thanks buddy, so none of the actual relationships (mirroring) will be affected apart from the scheduling. Once we bring up the dr DFM site, the scheduling will be back and will kick off the mirroring if scheduled?

We were hoping to do it in between the schedules to avoid any issues, but just wanted to make sure the actual relationships won't be broken. Obviously all the schedules and information is stored in the DFM database.

Anything else we should be worried about?

Cheers

Re: Protection Manager and Datasets.

Hi Paul,

Thanks buddy, so none of the actual relationships (mirroring) will be affected apart from the scheduling. Once we bring up the dr DFM site, the scheduling will be back and will kick off the mirroring if scheduled?

Yes.

We were hoping to do it in between the schedules to avoid any issues, but just wanted to make sure the actual relationships won't be broken. Obviously all the schedules and information is stored in the DFM database.

Anything else we should be worried about?

No.

You can read more about DFM DR from the following link under Operations Manager Console/Old UI http://<dfm servername/ip>:8080/dfm/

Help > General Help >Maintenance > Disaster recovery support > Overview of Disaster recovery support

Regards

adai