Adding or Removing Servers in SharePoint Farm

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

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) uses its protection agents to communicate with the servers that are member of the SharePoint farm. When you add new servers to the SharePoint farm which contains data that has to be backed up, ensure that DPM protection agents are installed on those servers.

DPM uses a single front-end Web server to protect the server farm. When you add other front-end Web servers or remove front-end Web servers other than the server used by DPM, there is no impact on protection of the farm.

To remove the front-end Web server that DPM is using while continuing protection of the server farm, see Switching the Front-End Web Server.