Configure DPM with Windows Azure Backup
Updated: October 16, 2013
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 Windows Azure Backup.
This provides the following benefits:
Reduced costs—The Windows 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 Windows Azure Backup service provides a reliable, secure, and a robust, short-term, offsite backup and restore solution that is highly available.
Simplicity—The Windows Azure Backup workflows are seamlessly integrated into the existing DPM backup, recovery, and monitoring workflows.
Windows 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 Windows Azure Backup consists of the following: