Thursday, April 28, 2011

Installing SCDPM 2010 with local SQL

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 is a server-based application that enables disk-based and tape-based data protection and recovery for computers in and across Active Directory domains. DPM performs replication, synchronization, and recovery point creation to provide reliable protection and rapid recovery of data both by system administrators and by end-users.

DPM is designed to be installed on servers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008.

Remark: The DPM must be installed on a computer running the 64-bit version.

DPM uses replication, the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) infrastructure, and a policy-driven engine to provide businesses of all sizes with nearly continuous protection and rapid, reliable data recovery.

DPM is the new standard for Windows backup and recovery – delivering seamless data protection for Microsoft application and file servers by using integrated disk and tape media.

DPM 2010 provides the following features:
  • Disk-based data protection and recovery
  • Command-line scripting using Windows PowerShell
  • Enterprise deployment methods for distributing the System Center Data Protection Manager agent
  • Enterprise monitoring with Microsoft Center Operations Manager
  • Tape-based backup and archive solutions
  • Disaster recovery solutions, which provides bare-metal recovery of servers and desktop running windows
DPM provides protection of the following items:
  • File data from volumes shares, and folders.
  • Application data, such as Microsoft Exchange Mailbox Database, Microsoft SQL Server databases, Windows SharePoint Services farms, and Microsoft Virtual Server and its virtual machines.
  • File for workstations running Windows XP Professional SP2 and all Windows Vista except Home.
  • File and application data on clustered servers
  • System state for protected file and application servers
Remark: DPM could not be installed on which the Application role is installed, the Exchange Server. a node of cluster and System Center Operations Manager Server. It could only be installed on a Single-Purpose server used solely as a backup server.

1. At the server, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Insert the DPM 2010 x64 DVD.

Figure 1: SCDPM 2010 menu

3. Click "Install Data Protection Manager".
4. Check "I accept the license terms and conditions", click "OK".

Figure 2: Installing required components

5. At welcome screen, click "Next".
6. After prerequisites check, click "Next".

Figure 3: prerequisites check

Remark: At DPM 2010, it will install "Single Instance Store Filter" automatically for Windows Server 2008 R2.

7. Click "Restart".
8. Click "Yes".
9. At the server, run the DPM 2010 "Setup.exe" again.
10. Click "Install Data Protection Manager".
11. Check "I accept the license terms and conditions", click "OK".
12. At welcome screen, click "Next".
13. After prerequisites check, click "Next".
14. Fill in the user name and company, click "Next".
15. Select "Use the dedicated MSDPM2010 instance of SQL Server...".

Figure 4: The SQL server settings

Remark: At production environments, using SQL server 2008 standard or enterprise is better.

16. Click "Next".

Figure 5: Provide a password for SQL server

17. Provide a password for SQL server, click "Next".
18. Select "I do not want to use Microsoft Update", click "Next".
19. Select "No, remind me later", click "Next".
20. Click "Install". The installation may take 20 minutes to finish.

Figure 6: The required software was installed

21. When the installation finished, click "Close".
22. Restart the server.

DPM 2010 Product Overview and Roadmap

DPM features

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1 comment:

  1. Success!! I've been looking everywhere for a page that has the "play by play" of what I should do exactly (the prt sc are a nice touch by the way!). Thank you thank you thank you!