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Setting Up System State Protection

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

In System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM), System State protection covers protection for operating system files.

You can set up System State protection for a computer by using the Create New Protection Group Wizard. You can select System State from under the System Protection node on the Select Group Members page of the wizard.

We recommend that you protect BMR for complete protection of your computer.

Space Requirements

For System State protection, WSB first creates a local dump of the System State information and then transfers it to the DPM server. The local dump will typically require 15 GB of space on the computer. If there is insufficient space on the computer, WSB will fail the backup.

DPM will show the progress of this job in the Jobs view only when data transfer begins.

Setting Up System State Protection

  1. Install the DPM protection agent on the computer you want to protect. You need to do this only if the protection agent is not already installed on the computer.

  2. Using the Create New Protection Group Wizard, add the computer you want to protect to a protection group. System State will appear as a data source under the System Protection node.

Things to Remember

You cannot protect System State and BMR for the same computer on different protection groups.

See Also

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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