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Chapter 2:
Planning For Your
Backup Needs
In this chapter we will explore backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) as well as
planning for a DPM deployment. You should have an understanding of backup and
DR before you can really get into planning your DPM deployment. In the first half of
this chapter we will go into detail about what to back up in your environment. Some
IT professionals don't really have a good understanding of this and this chapter
will point out some best practices regarding this. We will also briefly cover disaster
recovery, what it means and how to plan for it.
In the second half of this chapter, we will plan our DPM deployment by digging into
how to plan for protection groups and the recovery goals. This is what you need to
get ready when making decisions about how many DPM servers your environment
will need, where they should be located and whether to use hard drives or tapes,
and so on.
We will cover the following topics:
• Why back up?
• Assessing your backup needs
• Disaster Recovery
• Planning DPM deployment
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