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Using self service recovery for end-users through the DPM client
Using self service recovery for end-users
through the DPM client
DPM client/end-user protection works in two ways. It protects data locally by
storing a copy of the data in cache known as shadow copies introduced in Windows
Server 2003. The other way is the data is stored on the actual DPM server. This
makes it possible to protect clients that are connected to or disconnected from the
network. Disconnected clients are typically remote or travelling employees and
are required to connect to VPN or Direct Access to sync with the DPM server. As a
backup administrator, DPM gives you the ability to let your users restore their own
data when needed or to lock it down so that they have to contact you to perform any
restores. The benefit in allowing your users to restore their own data is less calls to
you. You need two things for client/end-user protection to work properly:
• The first thing is that the end-user recovery needs to be enabled in DPM, this
was covered in Chapter 4
• The second thing is the DPM client needs to be installed on the protected
client computers and this was covered in Chapter 6
Once the client is installed, the end-user has the ability to manually synchronize the
data on to DPM, recover data from DPM, see what is being protected, and, if the user
has the permission, add more content to be backed up.
NOTE : Synchronizing is typically done
based on a schedule you set in DPM.
The client can be opened on the client computer by doing the following:
Clicking on the Start button, then All Programs .
Click on Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 to
Click on the Data Protection Manager Client to launch it.
Once you launch the DPM client you will notice a DPM icon in your taskbar on the
lower-right hand side of the screen. It will remain here when you close the client so
you can reopen it right from here: