Protect an SCR standalone 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

All scripts used in the procedure can be found under the <DPM Installation folder>\Bin folder of the computer on which the action is being performed. For instance, if the script has to be run on the SCR server, the script is in .\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\Bin. On the DPM server, the script is in .\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Bin.
Scripts on the SCR server must be run in the Exchange Management Shell.

DPM scripts must be run in the DPM Management Shell.

Procedure to enable protection for an SCR server

  1. Enable SCR protection on the DPM server using the Enable-ExchangeSCRProtection script. You only have to enable SCR protection one time for a SCR server.
    Syntax: Enable-ExchangeSCRProtection.ps1 <DPMServerName> <SCRTargetFQDN>
    Example: Enable-ExchangeSCRProtection.ps1 DPMTest

    You can check if Exchange SCR protection has been enabled by running get-ExchangeSCRProtection.ps1.

  2. Create a storage group and database, with .log, .sys and .ebd files, with the same name as the source at some temporary location on the SCR server.

    Ensure that the log file path does not point to the location where the log files for the SCR source exist. This can lead to the replication service failing.

  3. Add the SCR server to the protection group using the Add-SCRSG script from the Exchange Management Shell.
    Syntax: add-SCRSG.ps1 <SCRSourceFQDN> <SGName> <Size of storage group in MB> <SCRTargetFQDN> <is cluster> <cluster name>
    Example: add-SCRSG.ps1 testSG 1024 $false

    If the SCR server has been activated (if it is now the primary Exchange server), you do not need to run this script as the Exchange writer will provide this information to DPM.

  4. Follow the wizard to create a new protection group on the DPM server.

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