System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1

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About This Guide

The System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 guide leads you through the process of planning a Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 SP1 infrastructure. Work through the infrastructure design process in a logical, sequential order. This guide enables you to quickly identify what types of data will be protected, what the recovery goals are, and the protection strategy to achieve those goals. Other benefits of using this guide include best practice design guidance from the product group and an optimized infrastructure to best meet the business requirements.


Figure 1. Decision flow chart

The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 with Service Pack 1 includes the following five-step process:

Step 1: Define the Project Scope. The focus of this step is to align the goals of the project and the data protection capabilities of DPM with the business requirements for data protection, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

Step 2: Determine What Data Will Be Protected. In this step, the data that must be protected and its location will be identified in order to design the DPM agent placement.

Step 3: Create Logical Design for Protection. In this step, the protection requirements for each data source will be translated into a logical design to deliver those requirements.

Step 4: Design the Storage. This step involves designing the storage required for the logical design protection.

Step 5: Design the DPM Server. This step involves designing the DPM server.

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