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What Do You Want to Protect?

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

To begin planning a DPM deployment, you should first decide which data you want to protect. DPM 2010 offers protection for the following types of data, which are explained in more detail in subsequent topics:

  • File data, at the level of volumes, folders, and shares, on file servers running Windows Server 2003 or the Windows Server 2008 operating system

  • File data on workstations running Windows XP Professional SP2 and all editions of the Windows Vista operating system except Home

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and Exchange Server 2007 data, at the level of storage groups

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4, SQL Server 2005 SP1, and SQL Server 2005 SP2 data, at the level of databases

  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, at the level of farms

  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 host and guest configurations

  • System state

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