Back up and recover SQL Server
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
DPM provides backup and recovery for SQL Server. You can back up:
SQL Server databases.
In addition to backing up databases, to fully protect your SQL Server deployment you can configure protection for volumes, system state or full bare metal recovery backup of the SQL Server.
You set up SQL Server protection as follows:
SQL Server prerequisites—Read these before you begin deployment. This includes information about protecting AlwaysOn databases.
Configure SQL Server protection—Set up protection groups for SQL Server, and configure monitoring.
Recover SQL Server data in DPM—Learn about recovering DPM data.
For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.
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