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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 by Steve Buchanan, Islam Gomaa, Flemming Riis, Robert Hedblom

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Performing image-level backups of client computers with DPM

DPM was designed to protect client data but not the entire machine. This means that DPM cannot get an image-level backup or system state backup. DPM, does a great job of protecting client data but there still is a real need in some environments to protect the client's computer as a whole. This is a need that comes up in the DPM community time and time again.

DPM 2007, DPM 2010, and DPM 2012 are not able to protect client's system state or image-level backups. In this section of the chapter, we are going to cover a workaround that will give you a complete image of a client's PC.

Note

Note that the workaround described in this chapter is not an officially supported solution for protecting ...

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