Optimizing Client Computer Performance in DPM Environment

by [Published on 11 Oct. 2016 / Last Updated on 11 Oct. 2016]

Tip explains how to optimize Client Computer performance when a DPM Backup job is in progress.

Support for Windows Client backup was introduced in DPM 2010. If you notice computer running slow when a DPM backup is in progress, create/modify the following registry to improve the computer’s responsiveness:

  • Registry Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent\ClientProtection
  • Registry Entry: WaitInMSPerRequestForClientRead
  • Registry Type: DWORD
  • Registry Value: <50>

The default value for above registry entry is 50 milliseconds. DPM Agent waits 50 milliseconds per read cycle to find the changed data. By modifying the above registry entry, all you are doing is reducing the Disk I/O which, in turn, improves the computer’s responsiveness when the backup job is in progress. In case you wish to increase the backup speed, you must set the value to 20 or 30 decimal.

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About Nirmal Sharma

Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and Microsoft MVP in Directory Services. He specializes in directory services, Microsoft Azure, Failover clusters, Hyper-V, and System Center products and has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions. Nirmal can be reached at nirmal_sharma@mvps.org.

 

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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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