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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:

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