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How to Delete a Replica

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

You can delete a replica when you no longer need to be able to recover data for the associated protection group member. The method you use to delete the replica depends on whether the replica is active or inactive. An active replica is one for which the source data is currently being protected.

To delete an active replica

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the display pane, select the protection group member that you want to delete.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Stop protection of member.

  4. In the Remove from Group dialog box, select whether you want to delete the replica on disk. If recovery points are on tape, select whether you want to expire the recovery points on tape.

  5. Click OK.

    noteNote
    When you delete an active replica, you are also deleting all recovery points for the previously protected data and removing the associated member from the protection group. For more information, see How to Remove Protection Group Members.

To delete an inactive replica

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the display pane, select the inactive replica that you want to delete.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Remove inactive protection.

  4. In the Delete Inactive Protection dialog box, choose to delete the replica on disk. If recovery points are on tape, select whether or not you want to expire the recovery points on tape.

    noteNote
    Data for the selected inactive protection members is marked for expiration. The tapes are not marked free until all other data marked for expiration has expired.

  5. Click OK. After you click OK, you cannot cancel this action.

    noteNote
    When you delete an inactive replica, you are also deleting recovery points for the previously protected data.

    noteNote
    For co-located data sources, see Co-Locating Data on Disk.

To remove a replica using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to remove a replica:

    Remove-DatasourceReplica [-Datasource] <Datasource> [-Disk] [-PassThru] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    Remove-DatasourceReplica [-Datasource] <Datasource> -Tape [- PassThru] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Remove-DatasourceReplica -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Remove-DatasourceReplica -full" in DPM Management Shell.

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