Updated: November 1, 2008
Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
On the DPM server, three processes can impact performance:
DPM protection agent (MsDpmProtectionAgent.exe). DPM jobs affect both memory and CPU usage by the DPM protection agent. It is normal for CPU usage by MsDpmProtectionAgent.exe to increase during consistency checks.
DPM service (MsDpm.exe). The DPM service affects both memory and CPU usage.
DPM Administrator Console (an instance of Mmc.exe). DPM Administrator Console can be a significant factor in high memory usage. You can close it when it is not in use.
|Memory usage for the DPM instance of the SQL Server service (Microsoft$DPM$Acct.exe) is expected to be comparatively high. This does not indicate a problem. The service normally uses a large amount of memory for caching, but it releases memory when available memory is low.|