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Critical Basics: Protecting File Server with System Center Data Protection Manager 2012

Karen Eng

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is part of the System Center family. It delivers unified data protection for Windows servers such as SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization (Hyper-V) and file servers -- as well as Windows desktops and laptops. DPM 2012 provides the best protection and most supportable restore scenarios from disk, tape and cloud — in a scalable, reliable, manageable and cost-effective way. Learn the basics of how to install and use DPM through the Administrator Console or the Management Shell.  System Center Data Protection Manager (SCDPM) provides near-continuous data protection and data recovery in a Microsoft Windows environment. It uses Shadow Copy technology for continuous backups. 

Ready for more System Center 2012 SP1 features? Learn how to set up Chargeback and Reporting  in these recent labs.

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Backup and Recovery of File Server using
  System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1

This Lab will cover DPM (Data Protection Manager) 2012 from a technical point of view.  You will explore the changes, enhancements and additions from DPM 2010. The main focus of the Lab will be the backup and recovery of File Server which include the Installation of DPM agents,  Navigating DPM 2012 using the new user experience UI, Creation of Storage Pool and Protection Group by using DPM Administrator Console as well as DPM Management Shell.

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System Center 2012 R2 builds on System Center 2012  to enable at-scale management of major Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities, including Hyper-V Replica, dynamic VHDX resize, and Storage Spaces. Trial System Center 2012 R2 Preview at the TechNet Evaluation Center.

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  • Anonymous
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    Hi thanks for sharing such a nice article. This is something that has explained as to how we can save our file server data. Now coming to a point like for example there is a shared folder and that moment of time there's a need that we need not to monitor all the files and folder who has created that, then at that level of time what would be the output.

    Thanks again for this lovely article.

  • Anonymous
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    Can't get the virtual lab link to work.  It downloads something that, when executed, claims it can't download something else.

  • Anonymous
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    Ah, evidently Firefox isn't adequate to run that lab...

  • Karen Eng
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    @ D Jordan and OliverAccord  Please note: this virtual lab is designed for Windows 7 and newer.