Updated: May 14, 2016
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
This checklist includes the tasks required to deploy DPM
Make sure you’ve read through System Requirements and the planning guides
Set up data storage—Set up tapes for long-term and short-term storage. Set up disks, and optionally Azure, for short-term storage.
Be sure you have prerequisites in place before you begin deployment.
Get the protection agent installed and running on computers and servers you want to protect.
Organize the data sources into protection groups. After protection groups are created initial replication of sources you want to protect occurs, and then backup and synchronization between source data and replicas will begin in accordance with data types and protection group settings.
The deployment section has walkthroughs for creating protection groups for specific Microsoft workloads.