Move DPM_SYSTEM_STATE to other location

Filed Under (Data Protection Manager) by Just An Admin on 01-12-2008

When using Data Protection Manager to back-up the system state of your servers you will find that a folder with the name DPM_SYSTEM_STATE is created on your C:\ drive on the protected server. When disk space is insufficient to support this additional data, you can alter the location where this data is stored:

On the Protected Server:



  • Edit the %system drive%\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Datasources\PSDataSourceConfig.xml file
  • You will find the default the path is %system drive%\.
  • Change it to the appropriate location and save the file.

On the DPM Server:

  • Modify the Protection Group
  • Run Consistency Check on the System State datasource

Thanks to Kapil Malhotra for this tip!

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