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Register DPM servers

Updated: August 6, 2014

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

After configuring backup vaults and deploying the Backup agent for System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM), the servers must be registered with the vault.

To register DPM servers

  1. In the DPM Administrator Console, click Management in the left-pane, and then click Online. Click Register on the tool ribbon. The Windows Azure Backup Registration Wizard starts, and backup vault information is retrieved from Windows Azure.

  2. On the Backup Vault page, select the certificate you uploaded to the vault, and then select the corresponding vault. Then click Next.

  3. On the Proxy Configuration page, specify whether you want to use a specific proxy server to connect the backup service to Azure. Select Use a proxy server for Windows Azure Backup, and then type the URL to the proxy server. Use the FQDN or the IP address of the proxy server (for example, http://proxy.corp.contoso.com or and the port number on the server that is configured for Internet connections. If you do not specify a proxy server, the default Internet connection settings for the DPM server will be used, as displayed in the LAN settings. If the proxy server requires authentication before allowing connections, select This proxy server requires authentication, and then type the user name and password that Windows Azure Backup Agent should submit when it is queried for credentials. Click Next to continue.

  4. On the Throttling Setting page, configure the settings for Internet bandwidth throttling. You can specific throttling settings for specific days, and for work hours and non-work hours. Note that this option is not available for Windows Server 2008 R2. Then click Next.

  5. On the Recovery Folder Settings page, specify a folder location that will be used to temporarily hold recoverable items when a recovery occurs. Allocate enough space to hold the size of data you anticipate for recovery purposes. Then click Next.

  6. On the Encryption Setting page, in Enter Passphrase and Confirm Passphrase, specify a passphrase that will be used to encrypt backups sent to Windows Azure, and to decrypt backups retrieved from Windows Azure. Click Copy to clipboard and then ensure that you store the passphrase in a secure and safe location, preferably to a restricted access external location.

  7. Click Register to complete the process. If successful, a registration confirmation message is displayed and you can close the wizard.

After you’ve set up Azure Backup for DPM, when you configure protection groups that include data sources you want to protect, you’ll be able to select Azure for short-term backup of the protection group, in addition to disk. Note that Azure backup is only supported for the backup of file data, Hyper-V and SQL Server workloads.

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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