Adding a Database to a 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

When a database is added to a SharePoint farm, System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) will skip the backup of this database and continue to back up other databases in the SharePoint farm. It will mark the replica as inconsistent and alert the backup administrator.

DPM runs a task at night that automatically discovers the newly added databases and adds them to protection. If DPM is successful in adding the database to protection, then it creates a recovery point for the database and resolves the alert shown to the administrator.

DPM Alert- Farm Configuration Changed

This is a warning alert that is generated in DPM when automatic protection of the SharePoint database fails. See the alert Details pane for more information about the cause of this alert.

Recommended action

The following recommended actions associated with this alert are provided in the alert details:

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

  2. In the Display pane, select the protection group for the SharePoint farm.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Modify protection group. This starts the Modify Protection Group Wizard.

  4. On the Select Group Members page, ensure that the node that corresponds to the SharePoint front-end Web server is marked for selection.

  5. Complete the Modify Protection Group Wizard.

  6. Run a consistency check for the SharePoint farm.