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Monitor DPM data in Azure

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

You can manage and monitor backup vaults the Windows Azure portal.

Monitoring backup vaults

You use the Dashboard to get a quick overview of the state of your System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) backups in Windows Azure Backup. The Dashboard provides a centralized gateway to view servers protected by backup vaults, as follows:

  • Usage Overview  shows how you are using the backup vault. You can select a vault and see how much storage is being consumed by the vault, versus the amount of storage provided by your subscription. You can also see the number of servers registered to the vault.

  • Quick Glance  displays crucial configuration information about the backup vault. It tells you whether the vault is online, which certificate is assigned to it, when the certificate expires, the geographic location of the storage servers, and subscription details for the service.

From the dashboard you can download the Backup agent for installation on a server, modify settings for certificates uploaded to the vault, and delete a vault if required.

Managing backup vaults

You can perform the following actions on backup vaults and the DPM servers in those vaults:

Delete a vault

  1. In the Windows Azure portal, click Recovery Services.

  2. Click the name of the backup vault you want to delete, and then click Delete.

    You cannot delete a vault that currently contains protected servers. To do this, first remove the servers from the vault, and then delete the vault.

Update the certificate associated with the vault

  1. In the Windows Azure portal, click Recovery Services.

  2. Click the name of the backup vault you want to update, and then click Manage certificate.

  3. In the Manage Certificate dialog box, update certificate settings.

Reregister DPM servers with the vault

  1. In the Windows Azure portal, click Recovery Services.

  2. Click the name of the relevant backup vault.

  3. Click the Servers tab to view the servers registered with the vault

  4. Select a server, and click Allow Re-Register. Then use the Registration Wizard available in the Agent installation application to reregister the server with the vault. This can be useful if you have experienced an error, or if a server was rebuilt. Reregistration is only allowed once per server name.

Delete a server from a vault

  1. In the Windows Azure portal, click Recovery Services.

  2. Click the name of the relevant backup vault.

  3. Click the Servers tab to view the servers registered with the vault.

  4. Select the server you want to delete, and then select Delete. All of the stored data associated with the server is deleted immediately, including all restore points, and all registered server settings.

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

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