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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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Planning and implementing DPM chaining

DPM chaining gives us the ability to let a DPM server protect the data from another DPM server. This can help us move data to a secondary datacenter while still keeping the data locally available for fast recovery. Also, the entire load from the multiple backup is being handled server-to-server, so no additional load is being placed on the servers being protected.

This can also help in protecting agents; if the primary DPM server goes down for a longer period of time then we can switch protection, so that the agents now are being protected from the second DPM server. This will help in limiting the risk of data loss even if we lost one of the DPM servers.

This can also help us get around the recovery point limit ...

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