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Protecting a SharePoint Farm

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

To protect a SharePoint farm, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Install DPM protection agents on all SharePoint servers that you plan to protect. For more information about how to install DPM agents, see Installing Protection Agents (

  2. Enable SharePoint protection by configuring a front-end Web server. For more information about configuring front-end Web servers, see Configuring the Front-End Web Server.

  3. If you are protecting Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/MOSS 2007 Search, you must configure a front-end Web server to enable SharePoint Search protection.

  4. On the DPM server, run the Create New Protection Group Wizard to protect SharePoint data that exists under a front-end Web server that is configured for protection. For more information about how to create a protection group, see DPM Help.

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