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Configure backup to Azure

Updated: July 11, 2014

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

DPM uses backup to disk for short-term storage. In addition to disk backup, you can optionally backup some DPM workloads to Microsoft Azure for short-term storage.

Why backup to Microsoft Azure in addition to disk?

  • Off-premises alternative for short-term backup—Short-term backup to disk is on-premises. Azure backup provides an easy way to back up short-term data offsite.

  • Simplicity—The Windows Azure Backup workflows are seamlessly integrated into the existing DPM backup, recovery and monitoring workflows.

With online backup to Azure enabled, your disk-based replicas are backed up to Azure

Deploying WAOB for DPM

Set up DPM backup to Azure as follows:

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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