Backup of DPM Servers

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

You should protect the following components of a DPM server:

  • The DPM database, which is required for DPM recovery.

  • Replicas. Note that replicas are not required if the data sources are protected on tape, because tapes can be used to recover the data to the protected computers and to create initial replicas on a rebuilt DPM server.

  • The \Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Config folder. This folder is required to protect the tape drive remapping file, DPMLA.xml.

A DPM server can protect its own database to tape. You can back up the recommended components of a DPM server by using a secondary DPM server or by using non-Microsoft software.

You cannot back up recovery points for data sources protected by the DPM server

In This Section

Backing Up DPM by Using a Secondary DPM Server

Backing Up DPM Databases to Tape

Backing Up DPM by Using Third-Party Software

See Also


Backup for Bare Metal Recovery
Recovering DPM Servers