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Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010

Book Description

A practical step-by-step guide to planning deployment, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Data Protection Manager 2010

  • A step-by-step guide to backing up your business data using Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 in this practical book and eBook
  • Discover how to back up and restore Microsoft applications that are critical in many of today's businesses
  • Understand the various components and features of Data Protection Manager 2010
  • Gain valuable insight into using Data Protection Manager through the author's real world experience

In Detail

Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 is a backup and recovery solution that provides continuous data protection of the Windows environment and file servers to seamlessly integrated disk, tape, and cloud storage.

This practical, step-by-step tutorial will show you how to effectively back up your business data using Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 and how to plan, deploy, install, configure, and troubleshoot Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 as a standalone product. The book focuses on Microsoft best practices as well as the author's own real-world experience with Data Protection Manager.

The book starts by providing an overview of DPM and the relevant planning that is required for your backup needs, before moving on to installing DPM. Then it dives deep into topics such as DPM Administrator console and Task Areas, configuring DPM to function, configuring DPM backup on servers, backing up critical applications, recovery options, and DPM offsite backup and recovery, amongst others.

A practical guide to using Data Protection Manager 2010 as your backup and recovery solution

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010
    1. Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. Acknowledgement
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
      2. Why subscribe?
      3. Free access for Packt account holders
      4. Instant updates on new Packt books
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    8. 1. DPM Overview
      1. What is DPM?
      2. Cons of DPM
      3. DPM pricing
      4. DPM feature set
        1. New features of DPM 2010
      5. What makes DPM different from other back up solutions
      6. Summary
    9. 2. Planning For Your Backup Needs
      1. Why back up?
      2. Assessing your backup needs
        1. What to back up?
        2. Which media to use?
        3. Capacity planning
        4. Backup and restore time
        5. Backup schedule
          1. Local and offsite backup
      3. Integrity of backups and testing restore
        1. Data privacy and security
        2. Policies and processes
      4. Disaster Recovery
      5. Planning DPM deployment
        1. DPM backup and recovery goals
          1. Protection Groups
          2. Backup schedule and retention
          3. Choosing media for DPM
          4. Storage pools
          5. Capacity planning
          6. Other considerations
        2. DPM server configuration
          1. How many DPM servers?
          2. Location of DPM servers
          3. DPM SQL instance
          4. DPM security
          5. Antivirus on DPM server
          6. Firewall ports
          7. End-user recovery requirements
      6. Summary
    10. 3. Installation
      1. Prerequisites
        1. Hardware requirements
        2. Software requirements
          1. Operating system
          2. Software
        3. User privilege requirement
        4. Restrictions
        5. Single Instance Store
      2. Installing Single Instance Store (SIS)
      3. Installing DPM
        1. Installing DPM using a local instance of SQL Server 2008
        2. Installing DPM using a remote instance of SQL Server 2008
      4. Migrating from DPM 2007 to DPM 2010
        1. Upgrade process
        2. The post-upgrade process
          1. Upgrading a protection agent
      5. Summary
    11. 4. Configuration
      1. Required configurations
        1. Adding disks to the storage pool
        2. Configuring tape libraries
        3. The WSS Writer service
      2. Optional configurations
        1. Auto Discovery
          1. Changing the Auto Discovery time
        2. Throttle
        3. Setting up an SMTP server
          1. Configuring DPM to use your SMTP server
        4. Configuring alert notifications
        5. Publishing DPM alerts
        6. Configuring DPM Management Shell
          1. Installing the DPM Management Shell
        7. Configuring DPM for End-user Recovery
          1. Configuring Active Directory and enabling End-user Recovery in DPM
          2. Manually prepare Active Directory for DPM
      3. Summary
    12. 5. Administration
      1. DPM structure
        1. DPM file locations
        2. DPM processes
        3. DPM processes that impact DPM performance
        4. Important DPM terms
      2. DPM Administrator Console
        1. Menu
          1. File
          2. Action
          3. View
          4. Help
        2. Navigation
          1. Monitoring
            1. Alerts
            2. Jobs
          2. Protection
          3. Recovery
          4. Reporting
          5. Management
        3. Display pane
        4. Details pane
        5. Information icon
        6. Actions pane
      3. DPM general maintenance
        1. Restarting the DPM server
        2. Running antivirus on a DPM server
        3. Disk Defragmenter and Check Disk
        4. Windows update on a DPM server
        5. Moving DPM to a different SQL instance
        6. Adding disks to the storage pool
        7. Removing and replacing a disk in the storage pool
      4. DPM reporting
        1. Monitoring with reports and alert notifications
        2. Displaying reports in DPM
      5. Managing DPM performance
        1. The pagefile on DPM
        2. DPM performance monitors
        3. Performance counters
          1. Processor usage
          2. Disk queue length
          3. Memory usage
        4. Ways to improve performance
      6. Summary
    13. 6. Configuring DPM to Back Up Servers and Clients
      1. Configuring DPM backup on servers
        1. Installing the DPM agent
        2. Installing the DPM agent manually
        3. Creating Protection Groups
        4. Backing up System State
      2. Protecting computers in workgroups and untrusted domains
      3. Configuring DPM backup on clients
        1. Configuring End-user Recovery
          1. Installing the DPM client
          2. Configuring clients in Protection Groups
      4. Summary
    14. 7. Backing Up Critical Applications
      1. Protecting Exchange with DPM
      2. Protecting Hyper-V with DPM
      3. Protecting SharePoint with DPM
      4. Protecting SQL Server with DPM
      5. Protecting ISA Server 2006 with DPM
      6. Summary
    15. 8. Recovery Options
      1. General recovery
        1. Recovery overview in the DPM Administrator Console
        2. Recovering files, folders, shares, and volumes
        3. Using self service recovery for end-users through the DPM client
        4. Recovering data using System State
      2. Bare Metal Backup and Recovery
        1. What is Bare Metal Backup and Recovery?
        2. How to perform a Bare Metal Recovery?
          1. Recovering BMR data in DPM
          2. Restoring BMR data on your server
            1. Option A: Restoring from a network share
            2. Option B: Restoring from a local hard drive
      3. Restoring critical applications with DPM
        1. Restoring Exchange mailboxes with DPM
          1. Recovering mail in Exchange 2007
          2. Recovery in Exchange 2010
        2. Restoring Hyper-V virtual machines with DPM
          1. Recovery of a VM to its original location
          2. Recovery of a VM to an alternate location
          3. Item-level recovery of a Hyper-V VM
        3. Restoring SharePoint data with DPM
          1. Farm recovery
          2. Recovering sites, documents, and lists
          3. Item-level Recovery
        4. Restoring SQL databases with DPM
          1. SQL database recovery
        5. Configuring and using SQL self service recovery for SQL administrators
          1. Setting up self service recovery for SQL
          2. Recovering through self service recovery for SQL
      4. Summary
    16. 9. Offsite, Cloud, Backup and Recovery
      1. DPM offsite backup
        1. Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape
        2. Backing up DPM using a secondary DPM server
        3. Backing up DPM using third-party software
          1. Third-party tool that supports DPM
          2. Third-party tool that supports only VSS
          3. Third-party tool that does not support DPM or VSS
          4. Re-establishing protection after recovering the primary DPM server
      2. DPM cloud backup
        1. Iron Mountain CloudRecovery®
          1. Installing the agent
          2. Configuring the agent
          3. CloudRecovery and adding protected data
          4. Restoring data from the cloud
        2. i365 EVault
          1. EDPM installation
          2. EDPM agent installation
            1. Windows
            2. Linux
          3. EDPM administration
            1. EDPM Dasboard
            2. EVault Console
            3. Vault
          4. Adding a Protection Set
        3. Recovery
      3. Summary
    17. 10. DPM PowerShell
      1. PowerShell
        1. Background of command line and scripting in Windows
        2. Basics of PowerShell
          1. Cmdlets
          2. Help
          3. Variables
          4. Pipeline
          5. Tab
      2. DPM Management Shell
        1. Overview of DMS
        2. DMS cmdlets
        3. DPM tasks and functions from the shell
          1. Library
          2. Disk management
          3. Protection
          4. Recovery
          5. Backup network
          6. Other
        4. DPM scripts
        5. Running pre-backup and post-backup scripts in DPM
        6. Overview of Opalis
      3. Summary
    18. 11. Troubleshooting and Resources
      1. Troubleshooting DPM
        1. Overview of DPM troubleshooting
        2. Troubleshooting DPM installation issues
        3. Troubleshooting agent installation issues
        4. Troubleshooting protected server issues
        5. Troubleshooting DPM client issues
      2. DPM resources
        1. Documentation
        2. List of DPM error codes
        3. List of DPM releases
        4. Forums
        5. Blogs
        6. Communities
        7. Training
        8. Other Tools
      3. Summary