Managing the Storage Pool
Updated: April 1, 2012
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager
The storage pool is a set of disks on which the DPM server stores the replicas and recovery points for the protected data. DPM can use any of the following for the storage pool:
Direct attached storage (DAS)
Fiber Channel storage area network (SAN)
iSCSI storage device or SAN
The storage pool supports most disk types, including Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE), Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA), and SCSI, and it supports both the master boot record (MBR) and GUID partition table (GPT) partition styles.
You cannot add USB/1394 disks to the DPM storage pool.
DPM cannot use space in any pre-existing volumes on disks added to the storage pool. Although a pre-existing volume on a storage pool disk might have free space, DPM can use space only in volumes that it creates. To make the entire disk space available to the storage pool, delete any existing volumes on the disk and then add the disk to the storage pool.
|Some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) include a diagnostic partition that is installed from media that they provide. The diagnostic partition might also be named the OEM partition, or the EISA partition. EISA partitions must be removed from disks before you can add the disk to the DPM storage pool.|