Data Protection Manager 2012
Posted on 2014-04-02
Hi, we are currently using Symantec BackupExec 2010 and 2012 to backup about two dozen application (Exchange 2007, Oracle, SQL, etc) and file servers and a few Windows 7 systems. The majority of the servers are running various versions of 2008 and there is one 2003 server. We own System Center 2012 and I'm trying to get it up and running and I'm having some issues. Currently I have DPM installed on a 2008 R2 virtualized server. I would like the storage location to be on two NAS systems. I have no physical connection to the NAS ... currently with the BUE software they backup over the network. Do I have to create a physical connection to the NAS(s) ... i've read some postings about fibre channel or iscsi, but the servers (Dell PowerEdgeR710) nor the NAS (Thecus N8900) have these external connectors. In the DPM software when I click on "Add" to add a storage device, it comes up blank. Questions:
Can DPM Administrator Console (looks like this is where I tell the system what servers are to be backed up and what folders, etc) work on a virtualized computer?
How do I get the DPM to see the NAS so I can use its storage space?
Am I better off sticking with BUE?