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Configuring DPM to Back Up
Servers and Clients
Configuring DPM to back up your servers is important because this is how you
protect data objects such as hard drive volumes, files, folders, and shares. Another
important item that can be included in a server backup is the system state. It is also
important to know how to back up clients through DPM so that you are getting all of
your user data.
In the first half of this chapter we will find out how to back up Windows' servers.
This chapter will not cover backing up specific applications such as Exchange or
SharePoint. Backing up applications will be covered in Chapter 7 . This chapter will
focus on the back up of standard Windows' servers.
Protecting Windows' servers will cover topics such as backing up files, shares, and
the entire hard drive of a server, as well as backing up System State. We will walk
through the process of installing the DPM agent on servers, creating Protection
Groups, and protecting servers in untrusted domains or workgroups. In the second
half of this chapter we will cover backing up clients with DPM.
We will break up the content into two specific topics. These topics are:
• Configuring DPM backup on servers
° Requirements for a server before DPM can protect it
° Installing DPM agent on servers
° Creating a Protection Group and adding a server to it
° Backing up files, shares, or the entire hard drive of a server
° How system state backups work through DPM and how to
° How to protect servers in untrusted domains or in workgroups