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Create a protection group

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

A protection group is a collection of data sources that share the same protection configuration. Data sources within a protection group are referred to as protection group members. For information about managing protection groups, see Deploying DPM.

Before you can create your first protection group, you must add a disk to the storage pool and install agents on the computers you plan to protect.

To create a protection group, use the New Protection Group Wizard.

You can use System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) to protect the following protection group members:

To view the table that shows the data sources that System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) protects and the level of data that you can recover using DPM, see What Is a protection group?

To start the Create New Protection Group Wizard

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the Actions pane, click Create protection group. The Create New Protection Group Wizard appears.

  3. Review the Welcome page, and then click Next.

    If you do not want the wizard to display the Welcome page when you create protection groups in the future, select Skip this page next time.

To create and save a protection group using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to create a virtual instance of a new protection group:

    New-ProtectionGroup [-DPMServerName] <String> [[-Name] <String> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

  • Add data sources to the new protection group.

  • Set exclusions and job start times if required.

  • Set the protection type.

  • Set the replica creation method.

  • Set the policy objectives.

  • Use the following syntax to save the new protection group:

    Set-ProtectionGroup [-ProtectionGroup] <ProtectionGroup> [-Async] [-TranslateDSList <Datasource[]> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help New-ProtectionGroup -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help New-ProtectionGroup -full" in DPM Management Shell.

See Also

Other Resources

New Protection Group Wizard

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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