The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010.
DATA PROTECTION MANAGER OVERVIEW
Data Protection Manager 2010 from Microsoft provides the data protection for Windows servers & Windows desktops/laptops.
The Hardware , software & network requirement for the DPM 2010 servers are mentioned below.
Hardware Requirements :
Software Requirements :
Supported OS: Windows Server 2008 , 2008 R2, Standard or Enterprise Edition
Software Pre Requisites :
Protected Computer Software Requirements:
Remote SQL Server Requirements:
Network Requirements :
Insert the DPM DVD and Click “Install Data Protection Manager”
Select I Accept and Click O.K
Click Next to begin the installation process
DPM installs the required pre requisite before beginning the installation
Type the user name and the company name
Choose the installation folder along with the SQL server settings. You can use the existing installation or the new one.
Type the password
Click Install to start the process
Click close once all the components are installed.
Below is the console of DPM 2010. This is where the configuration including licensing is done.
To install license click on Action in DPM console and Select Update DPM License.
Depending on the license purchased you can enter the numbers here
Install Agents on all the computers which needs to be protected with DPM.
Open DPM Administration console and click Management-->Agents-->and Install
Select Install Agents and click Next
Select the computers from the available list and click Add
Once the computers are selected click Next to install the agent
Enter Admin account name and the password for installing the agents remotely.
Select the option based on your environment. If you are installing it on the production server, choose No
Click Install on the summary page
Once the agent is installed the status will show O.K
Open DPM Administration console and click Management-->Disks-->and Add
Select the disk and click Add
Click Yes to convert the volume to simple volume
The disk is added now to take disk based backup
The same disk will appear in disk Management as Dynamic disk.
The same way any tape devices can be added using option under Libraries.
More information on DPM can be obtained from the below site
How to protect Exchange with DPM 2010 whitepaper
How to protect SQL Server with DPM 2010 whitepaper
How to protect SharePoint with DPM 2010 whitepaper
Overview of DPM 2010
How to protect Microsoft Exchange with DPM 2010
How to protect Microsoft SharePoint with DPM 2010
How to protect SQL Server data with DPM 2010
How to protect Windows Clients with DPM 2010