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Performing General Maintenance on Servers Running SharePoint

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

General maintenance includes tasks such as disk and file maintenance, updating operating systems and applications, and protecting data by using antivirus software and performing regular backups. Some special considerations apply when you are performing server maintenance on computers running SharePoint that are protected by System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM).

When you need to perform maintenance on a protected server and do not want protection jobs to continue for the duration of the maintenance, you can disable the protection agent.

To disable a protection agent

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

  2. On the Agents tab, in the display pane, select the name of the computer with the protection agent you want to disable.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Disable protection agent.

  4. In the dialog box, click OK to confirm that you want to proceed.

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