DPM 2010 System State Failures

A bunch of my DPM SystemState backups were failing. The volumes would backup correctly, but system state wouldn’t. I sicked one of my junior admins on this (Robert Holbert), and he figured it out.

There were two problems:

  1. I didn’t have Windows Server Backup installed on many of my servers. This is a pre-req for doing System State backups.
  2. System State backups require 10-15GB free on the windows volume to store the system state.

After installing WSB and freeing up some space, everything backed up correctly. Woo! Way to go RH!


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