Progress bar for DPM 2016 UR4 - Move Disk Storage
Using the new Move Disk Storage feature in UR4 turned out to be a painful process for me. I decided to move a large volume first, as I thought this would give me the most space back. Four full days later it finished with no indication that it was actually doing anything at all. To make matters worse the DPM console was out of action pretty much that whole time too.
What I propose is a progress bar for a move and possibly an estimated time at the start before you lock up you system for several days
This is a joke!!! Utterly Microsoft Joke!!!!
Data move can take 4 weeks and during the move no backup jobs run.
After data move completed guess what your backups are expired and you need to run a sync job which will take another 2-3 days complete.
Overall you can be in a situation for whole month there's no backup.
Why Microsoft introduced a feature which does not work....
Best of all: No backup jobs are running while you are doing a disk to disk migration...
It will be cool, because now we doesn't see what going in this job. I migrated some PG and it would difficult to understand finishing process or no
I have a 4 TB job that has been running for 9 days. At its current speed, it will be an almost 2 week migration. Totally unacceptable.
Really, this should be a background process that doesn't clobber your console. Yes, you can run a 2nd console, but we shouldn't have to do half measures like this. Plus, between the data move and existing jobs, do we need to tax our system more?
Bronson Magnan commented
How about creating the move task as an active job in the monitoring pane instead of locking the console until this completes. (The same could be said for "creating protection groups" process)