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How to Modify the Schedule for Express Full Backups

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

To provide quick recovery of application data, DPM must create an express full backup periodically. The express full backup operation typically increases the demand on the server's resources by 5 percent for several minutes. To reduce the demand on the server's resources, you can schedule fewer express full backups, but this can increase data recovery time.

You can modify the schedule for express full backups only for applications that are part of a protection group. For files that are part of a protection group, use the Create New Protection Group Wizard to specify your short-term backup objective.

To modify the schedule for express full backups

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the display pane, select a protection group for which you want to modify the express full backup schedule.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Optimize performance.

  4. On the Express Full Backup tab, select the available times for the express full backups and click Add.

  5. Select the days of the week for the express full backups.

  6. To apply your changes, click OK.

    To modify the express full backup, you need to use the Modify protection group wizard.

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