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Online Help for Data Protection Manager 2007

Updated: November 1, 2008

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 Help provides feature overviews and is the primary source for procedures for performing administrative tasks using DPM Administrator Console.

Help topics are provided in the following areas:

  • Software Requirements—Lists the prerequisite software required to run DPM 2007 successfully.

  • Roadmap to Information Resources—Gives an overview of product documentation and describes customer support, communities, and other available resources.

  • Configuring DPM—Specifies DPM 2007 required and optional configuration tasks and explains how to install DPM Management Shell.

  • Working with Protection Groups—Discusses protection groups, how to protect clustered resources, and how to compress and encrypt data.

  • Protecting Data—Illustrates how data protection works and describes how to work with replicas.

  • Managing Protection Agents—Explains how to install, uninstall, update, and roll back protection agents, update DPM 2007 license information, and how to enable and disable protection agents.

  • Recovering Data—Explains data recovery with DPM 2007, how to work with recovery points, how to recover data from file and application servers, how to recover system state, and how to configure end-user recovery.

  • Monitoring Alerts—Describes how to publish DPM alerts, display alerts, and resolve specific alerts.

  • Monitoring Jobs—Summarizes job types and also explains how to run and cancel jobs, and how to use filters to search for jobs.

  • Using Reports—Details the types of reports that DPM 2007 supports, and explains how to schedule, modify, and print reports.

  • Managing Disks—Discusses how to display storage pool information, how disk allocation works, how to modify disk allocation, and how to assign a custom volume for a protection group.

  • Managing Tapes—Explains how DPM 2007 uses tape to backup information and how to manage tapes and tape libraries in your DPM system.

  • Setting System Options—Provides step-by-step instruction on how to enroll in the Customer Experience Improvement Program, how to enable end-user recovery, and how to modify the auto-discovery schedule.

  • Optimizing Performance—Describes how to improve DPM 2007 performance and explains how to manually create a replica and modify the schedule for express full backups.

  • Disaster Recovery—Summarizes ways to restore your systems and data in the event of a partial or complete failure of computers due to natural or technical causes.

  • DPM Administrator Console—Illustrates DPM Administrator Console and discusses how to use the console to administer DPM 2007.

  • DPM Wizards—Explains each page in the New Protection Group Wizard, the Protection Agent Installation Wizard, and the Recovery Wizard.

  • Glossary—Defines the meanings of key terms in Data Protection Manager 2007.