Performing General Maintenance on Servers Running Exchange

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

General maintenance includes tasks such as disk and file maintenance, updating operating systems and applications, and protecting data by using antivirus software and performing regular backups.

For servers running Microsoft Exchange Server, there are also Exchange maintenance tasks that occur regularly, such as database defragmentation and index purging.

When you need to perform maintenance on a protected server and do not want protection jobs to continue for the duration of the maintenance, you can use the following procedure to disable the protection agent.


If you disable a protection agent for a server that is a cluster node, you should disable the protection agent for every node of the cluster.

To disable a protection agent

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Management on the navigation bar.

  2. On the Agents tab, in the display pane, select the name of the computer with the protection agent you want to disable.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Disable protection agent.

  4. In the dialog box, click OK to confirm that you want to proceed.

In This Section

Using Windows Maintenance Tools on Exchange Servers

Performing Exchange Maintenance Tasks

Applying Operating System Updates on Exchange Servers

Running Antivirus Software on Exchange Servers