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Replace a disk in the storage pool

Updated: March 12, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

You can use the following procedure to replace a disk in the storage pool if a disk fails.

  1. In the Disk Management console, identify the replica volumes and recovery point volumes that are stored on the failed disk.

  2. Remove protection from the data sources that have replica volumes and recovery point volumes on the failed disk, and select Delete protected data.

  3. Physically remove the disk that needs to be replaced, and add the replacement disk

  4. In DPM Administrator Console, click Management > Disks tab > select the disk you removed > Actions > Remove.

  5. In the Actions pane > Add > Available disks. Select the replacement disk > Add. Add the data sources from step 2 to an existing protection group, or create a new protection group for these data sources. Note that:

    • If you create a new protection group and have tape backup of the data sources, create the replicas manually by using the tape backup.

    • If you create a new protection group and don’t have tape backup of the data sources, allow DPM to create the replicas across the network.

    • If you add the data sources to an existing protection group, DPM will start an immediate consistency check, which will re-create the replicas.

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