Performing General Maintenance on File Servers and Workstations

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.

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 use the following procedure to disable the protection agent.

If you disable a protection agent for a server that is a cluster node, you should disable the protection agent for every node of the cluster.

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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