Removing a Database from 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 removed from a SharePoint farm, System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) will skip the backup of that database, continue to back up other databases in the SharePoint farm, and alert the backup administrator.

DPM Alert - Farm Configuration Changed

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

To resolve this alert, follow these steps:

  1. Verify with the SharePoint administrator if the database has actually been removed from the farm. If the database has been removed from the farm, then it must be removed from active protection in DPM.

  2. To remove the database from active protection:

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

    2. In the Display pane, right-click the protection group for the SharePoint farm and then click Stop Protection of member.

    3. In the Stop Protection dialog box, click Retain Protected Data.

    4. Click Stop Protection.

You can add the SharePoint farm back for protection by using the Modify Protection Group Wizard.