Configure DPM with Azure Backup
Updated: April 7, 2014
As an alternative to backing up System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) to disk or to a secondary on-premise server, in DPM in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and System Center 2012 R2 you can back up DPM servers and data protected by those servers to the cloud, using Azure Backup.
This provides the following benefits:
Reduced costs—The Azure Backup service can help to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers by providing scalability, elasticity, and simplified storage management.
Peace of mind—The Azure Backup service provides a reliable, secure, and a robust, short-term, offsite backup and restore solution that is highly available.
Simplicity—The Azure Backup workflows are seamlessly integrated into the existing DPM backup, recovery, and monitoring workflows.
Azure Backup works with the DPM disk-based protection feature. When you enable online protection, the disk-based replicas are backed up to an online location.
Configuring DPM backup to Azure Backup consists of the following: