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Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM)

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Configuring System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Assuming that we already have the following installed and configured:

  • SQL Database for DPM (Clustered or Non-Clustered)
  • SQL Reporting Services for DPM
  • DPM Administration Console installed on the DPM Server

In this scenario DPM is not a physical machine, it’s a Virtual Machine.

  1. We have attached Disk 1 and Disk 2 for taking backups using DPM. These two(2) disks will be used for Recovery Points and Replica
  2. Open the DPM Administration Console, navigate to Management and Click on Disks
  1. Click on Disks, then select Disk 1 and Disk 2 then click on Add and click OK
  1. Below screenshot shows Disks are successfully added in DPM Administration Console.
  1. In the DPM Administration Console navigate to Management and click on Agents (to push the DPM agents on the servers you wish to backup) and click on Install
  1. Select Install agents and click Next
  2. Select the Computer which needs to be backed up and click Add and then click Next
  1. Enter the authorized domain credentials that has admin rights on the selected computer and click Next
  1. Select No and click Next
  1. In the Summary it will the selected computer and click Install
  1. The agent installation is In Progress.
  1. Agent is installed successfully on the selected computer and click Close
  1. In DPM Administration Console navigate to Protection and Click New to create a New Protection Group to back up the computer.
  1. On the Welcome wizard click Next
  1. On the selection page select Servers and click Next
  1. Expand the Server and select the Data that need to be backed up and click Next
  1. Enter the Name of the Protection Group and Protection Method and click Next
  1. Specify the Schedule for Recovery Points and Retention range and click Next
  1. Review Disk Allocation details and click Next
  1. Choose Replica Creation Method and click Next
  1. Select the Consistency check option and click Next
  1. On the Summary page verify the details and click Create Group
  1. The group creation is In Progress
  1. The Group is created successfully and click Close
  1. The Protection Status should be OK, which means Computer is successfully added and backup is successfully scheduled.

Download with images from this link –  Configuring Data Protection Manager

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