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Protect an SCR target server in a single node cluster

Updated: November 1, 2013

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

All scripts that are used in the procedure can be found under the <DPM Installation folder>\Bin folder of the computer on which the action is being performed. For example, if the script has to be run on the SCR server, the script is in .\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Bin. On the DPM server, the script is in .\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Bin. DPM scripts must be run in the DPM Management Shell.

Scripts on the SCR server must be run in the Exchange Management Shell.

ImportantImportant
If you are using a Single Copy Cluster (SCC) server as your SCR source, you must set the registry key EnableSccForScr of type DWORD under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\Agent\2.0 to 1 before proceeding with the following procedure on SCR target server.

Procedure to enable protection for an SCR server

  1. Create a resource group with same name as the resource group on SCR target cluster. This is required by the DPM naming convention for clusters. Create an IP address resource under this resource group and bring it online.

  2. Enable SCR protection on the DPM server by using the Enable-ExchangeSCRProtection script.
    You only have to enable SCR protection one time for an SCR server.
    Syntax: Enable-ExchangeSCRProtection.ps1 <DPM Server Name> <Resource Group>.<Cluster FQDN>

    Where Cluster FQDN for the cluster must be provided in the format <Cluster Name>.<Domain>.
    Example: Enable-ExchangeSCRProtection.ps1 DPMTest ExchangeSCRCluster.DRCLUSTER.contoso.com

    noteNote
    You can check if Exchange SCR protection has been enabled by running get-ExchangeSCRProtection.ps1.

    The value for <Cluster FQDN> must be provided in the following format - <Cluster Name>.<Domain Name>.

  3. Run the Add-SCRSG script from the SCR target server.
    Syntax: add-SCRSG.ps1 <SCRSourceFQDN> <Storage Group Name> <Size of Storage Group in MB> <SCRTargetFQDN> <is cluster>
    Where target FQDN for the cluster must be provided in the format <Resource Group Name>.<Cluster Name>.<Domain>.
    Example: add-SCRSG.ps1 ExchangeCluster.DRCluster.contoso.com testSG 1024 ExchangeSCRCluster.contoso.com $true

    noteNote
    In case of clusters, the source FQDN must be entered as <Resource Group Name>.<Domain>.

  4. On the DPM server, start the Create New Protection Group wizard.

    noteNote
    On the Specify Short-Term Goals page of the Create New Protection Group wizard, you can only select Express full backups for SCR protection.

    ImportantImportant
    After activating the SCR server as the primary Exchange server, you must run Remove-SCRSG.ps1 on the SCR server to enable DPM protection. After fallback, you must run Add-SCRSG.ps1 on the SCR server to enable DPM protection.

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