Adding Disks to the Storage Pool

As mentioned previously in this chapter, DPM stores replicas and recovery points of protected data using a storage pool (a set of disks). When adding a new storage pool, keep the following requirements in mind:

• A USB/1394 “removable storage” disk cannot be used.

• The disk cannot have the DPM installation on it.

• The disk can only use space on volumes that are created for the storage pool.


Setting up the target storage space for DPM is sometimes confusing. DPM partitions the storage space itself from space that is available on the target disk. If you point DPM to store backups at a partition that has already been partitioned and/or is otherwise accessed as a drive (for example, E>, F>), DPM will tell ...

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