Configure Azure backup for DPM data
Updated: January 12, 2015
Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
You can backup DPM data to Azure using Microsoft Azure Backup as follows:
DPM deployed as physical server or on-premises virtual machine—If you deploy DPM as a physical server or as an on-premises Hyper-V virtual machine you can back up data with Azure Backup in addition to backing data up to disk and tape.
DPM deployed as Azure virtual machine—From System Center 2012 R2 with Update 3 DPM can be deployed as an Azure virtual machine. In this deployment you can back up data to Azure disks attached to the DPM Azure virtual machine and then offload data storage with backup to Azure Backup.
Why use Azure Backup
For on-premises DPM deployment, Azure Backup provides a simple method of offsite storage. You can store data with Azure up to 3360 days.
When DPM is deployed as an Azure virtual machine, you can offload storage to Azure Backup from the Azure disk, allowingyou to scale up by storing older data in Azure Backup and new data on disk.
For a detailed walkthrough for Azure Backup with DPM, see Back up DPM workloads with Azure Backup.
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