Getting Started with the Data Protection Manager Client

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

The Data Protection Manager (DPM) Client includes features that make your protected files and folders available to you from the DPM icon displayed in the notification area (also known as the system tray). By default, when you are running the DPM Client, the DPM icon appears in the notification area. When you move the mouse pointer over the DPM icon, the DPM synchronization status information is displayed. For example, Last sync: 1 hour ago, Automatically every 4 hrs.

The following options are available when you click the DPM icon in the notification area:


Name Description

Synchronize now

Starts the synchronization process. When the Synchronization process is running, the link changes to Cancel Synchronization.

Open DPM Client

Opens the Data Protection Manager Client, and displays the last viewed tab. To view the company protection policy information set by your backup administrator, on the Summary tab, click the Company Protection Policy link.

Recover data

Opens the Data Protection Manager Client, and displays the Recovery tab.


Starts Data Protection Manager Client Help. Provides feature overviews and procedures for performing protection and recovery tasks.