Plan for data backup and protection


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager

System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) backups, protects, and restores data on servers and client computers, and Microsoft workloads. On each computer or server you want to protect, you install the DPM protection agent. On the DPM you add each data source you want to protect to a protection group, and configure backup and restore settings for each group.

  1. To read about workloads and applications that DPM can protect, see DPM protection support matrix.

  2. Data backup and protection overview

  3. Plan for protection agent deploymentPlan for protection agent deployment

  4. Plan for protection groups

  5. Plan for protection group long-term and short-term protection

  6. Plan for data recovery

  7. Plan for self-service and end user recovery