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Prerequisites for Azure Backup

Updated: October 27, 2014

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

DPM in System Center 2012 SP1 or R2 can back up some workloads to Azure Backup.

Supported and unsupported workloads

 

DPM deployment Supported workloads Versions

DPM deployed as physical server or on-premises Hyper-V virtual machine

DPM in System Center 2012 SP1, DPM in System Center 2012 R2

Back up volumes, files, folders, shares,

Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 2003 Server (DPM 2012 R2 with Update Rollup 2/DPM 2012 SP1 with Update Rollup 6)

Back up Hyper-V virtual machines

Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Back up SQL Server databases

SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008

DPM deployed as Azure virtual machine

DPM in System Center 2012 R2 with Update rollup 3

Back up volumes, files, folders, shares

Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2

Back up SharePoint farms, databases, frontend web servers

SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010

Back up SQL Server databases

SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008

  • Supported file types include:

Supported and unsupported file types

 

Supported file types Unsupported file types

Encrypted (Full backups only)

Compressed (Incremental backups supported)

Sparse (Incremental backups supported)

Compressed and sparse (Treated as Sparse)

Servers on case-sensitive file systems aren’t supported.

Unsupported file types include:

Hard links (Skipped)

Reparse points (Skipped)

Encrypted and compressed (Skipped)

Encrypted and sparse (Skipped)

Compressed stream

Sparse stream

Deployment prerequisites

  • DPM running as physical server or Hyper-V virtual machine installed on System Center 2012 SP1 or System Center 2012 R2. Or DPM running as Azure virtual machine on System Center 2012 R2 with at least Update 3.

  • Azure account with the Azure Backup feature enabled. If you don't have an account, you can create a free trial account in just a couple of minutes. Read about Azure Backup pricing.

  • Using Azure Backup requires the Azure Backup Agent to be installed on DPM servers you want to back up. The DPM server must have at least 2.5 GB of local free storage space for cache location, although 15 GB of free local storage space to be used for the cache location is recommended.

  • If you’re running DPM with System Center 2012 SP1 you should install Update Roll up 2 for System Center Data Protection Manager SP1. This is required before you can install the Azure Backup Agent.

  • The DPM server should have Windows PowerShell and .Net Framework 4.5 installed.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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