Manage protected files and folders
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
The Client for System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) provides you with current information about your protected files and folders and gives you options to synchronize changes from your computer to the DPM server.
Viewing information and synchronize files and folders
The Client for System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) enables you to view summarized information and synchronize your protected files and folders.
To view summarized information and synchronize protected items
Click Start, point to All Programs, click System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM), and then click DPM Client.
The DPM Client appears in the task tray.
Note The DPM icon may be hidden by default in Windows 7.
In the Data Protection Manager Client, click the Summary tab.
On the Summary tab, DPM provides information about disk space that is used by the protected items. The first section lists the last time a synchronization was successfully performed and the synchronization schedule.
If you experience issues with synchronizing your data, click the Details link. The Backup Failure Details dialog box appears, which contains a link that your backup administrator can use to display troubleshooting details.
To synchronize your files and folders at this time, click Synchronize Now.
To view the company protection policy information set by your backup administrator, on the Summary tab, click the Company Protection Policy link.
The second section displays the latest recovery point on the DPM server, which is the time interval since the last time the recovery point was created.
Protecting the files and folders in your computer
In addition to the files and folders that are backed up by default, your company protection policy may allow you to configure additional files and folders for backup. This setting is controlled by your backup administrator.
Contact your backup administrator to give you permission to configure protection of additional files and folders. You can use the steps described in this section to configure protection.
To protect data items
Click Start, point to All Programs, click System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM), and then click Data Protection Manager Client.
In the Data Protection Manager Client, click the Protected Items tab.
Select the files and folders that you want to protect in the tree view, and then click OK.
To determine the data size of the selected files and folders, click Calculate.
Note By default, the company protection policy set by your backup administrator might cause some files and folders to be un-protectable or protectable. To view your company protection policy, on the Summary tab, click the Company Protection Policy link.
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