System Center Data Protection Manager 2010: Backup and Recovery

Part 2 of 3 in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 series. In this course, you'll learn to protect your organization from disaster with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010.
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
4h 53m
Table of contents
Creating and Configuring Protection Groups
Backing Up and Recovering File Servers
Additional Backup and Recovery Options
Backing Up and Recovering Exchange Servers
Backing Up and Recovering SharePoint Servers
Backing Up and Recovering SQL Servers
Backing Up and Recovering Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 1, 2011
Duration
4h 53m
Description

Part 2 of 3 in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 series. In this course, you'll learn to protect your organization from disaster with Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010. You'll learn how to install and implement your Data Protection Manager 2010 environment and protect a myriad of Microsoft workloads, including Windows servers, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. This course is ideal for those who have little to no experience with System center products, but have some experience with Windows server products.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Creating and Configuring Protection Groups
Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Creating and Configuring Protection Groups lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll kick this lesson off with a discussion on protection group characteristics and from there we'll move on to talking about reasons why you might create multiple protection groups and different ways by which those groups can be grouped. Next we'll talk about short-term and long-term protection policies and we'll talk about backup retention times, which has some relationship to short-term and long-term protection policies. After that, we'll talk about backing up system state and enabling bare metal recovery, which allows you to recover complete servers, as they existed at the time of backup. Then, we'll move on to talking about backup types and we'll wrap up the lesson by talking about a way you can optimize the network performance of Data Protection Manager with a feature called on-the-wire compression.

Backing Up and Recovering File Servers
Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Backing Up and Recovering File Servers lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll start this lesson with a couple of basic items. First of all, we'll talk about protecting a file server and then we'll go over some file server protection considerations before moving into a demonstration on how to create a protection group that protects file items on a Globomantics file server. But it's important to note that protecting items is only one small part of the Data Protection Manager and, in general, the disaster recovery story. It's more important that the system can recover those files that you've protected in any case. You want to make sure that the files that you say are being protected, you're able to recover later on. Therefore, once we're done talking about protecting a file server for Globomantics, we'll move on to recovering files and folders from that very server that we just backed up. You'll also learn about some file-based recovery gotchas that you want to be careful of and you want to go in with eyes wide open into your Data Protection Manager endeavor. Next we'll talk about creating a manual recovery point. And from there, we'll talk about configuring notification options so that you can tell Data Protection Manager to let you know when certain actions have been completed. And we'll wrap up the lesson with a quick look at a hardware-based recovery mechanism that can be integrated with Data Protection Manager. As you may know, storage area networks, or SANs, have snapshot capability. Some of these snapshot capabilities can be integrated with Data Protection Manager. We will not be covering this integration in this lesson except to go over the fact that it's possible and just give you a quick look at how it works.

Additional Backup and Recovery Options
Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Additional Backup and Recovery Options lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll get this lesson started with a discussion about the different kinds of recovery points that you can create in Data Protection Manager. Next, we'll talk about scheduling recovery point creation and then move on to how you can create manual recovery points on your own, if you need to. And why you would need to do it. We'll wrap up that topic with a discussion about some additional recovery point options you show keep in mind. Then we'll move on to protection group optimization. That is, making sure that you don't kick off your protection groups all at the same time and bring your Data Protection Manager server to its knees. Then we move on to the big kahuna, system state protection and bare metal recovery, which we'll start with a discussion about some gotchas that you need to keep in mind with regard to those two topics. You'll then learn how to recover system state protection and then we're going to do a bare metal recovery because of a disaster that's taken place.

Backing Up and Recovering SharePoint Servers
Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Backing Up and Recovering SharePoint Servers lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll start this lesson with a look at what's new in Data Protection Manager 2010 as it relates to SharePoint. Next, we'll talk about some requirements that you have to have in place in order to protect SharePoint workloads. One of the primary activities you have to take care of when protecting SharePoint is the running of the configure SharePoint utility, which we'll discuss next and we'll talk about some ConfigureSharePoint options and also discuss what ConfigureSharePoint actually does behind the scenes when you run it. Next, we'll talk about some SharePoint and Data Protection Manager watchouts, things you need to be careful of when you're using Data Protection Manager with SharePoint and from there we'll move on to creating a SharePoint protection group. After that, we'll discuss the concept a recovery farm and why you needed that in older versions of SharePoint and Data Protection Manager. Next we'll talk about recovering SharePoint information. We'll actually recover information from Data Protection Manager to a production SharePoint instance and we'll wrap up with a short discussion on SharePoint, Data Protection Manager and tape.

Backing Up and Recovering SQL Servers
Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Backing Up and Recovering SQL Servers lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. We'll kick this lesson off with a discussion about the Data Protection Manager 2010 features that are related to SQL Server protection. Next, we'll talk about the mechanics behind the Data Protection Manager SQL backup process, and then we'll talk about some specific Globomantics SQL protection things that are going to put into place. From there we'll talk about some Data Protection Manager best practices that are related to SQL Server protection, and then we'll shift to the recovery side of the story by talking about SQL Server database recovery. We'll recover a database. We'll wrap up the lesson with a discussion about a new feature, the SQL Server self-service recovery tool included in Data Protection Manager 2010.

Backing Up and Recovering Hyper-V Virtual Machines
Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Backing Up and Recovering Hyper-V Virtual Machines, in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson, we'll start by talking about some of the Hyper-V features that are available in Data Protection Manager 2010. We'll then touch on the Hyper-V Data Protection Manager storage calculator, and move on to talking about Hyper-V backup prerequisites as well as some additional Hyper-V needs, that you should understand before moving forward. Next, we'll discuss a couple of different backup options that you can undertake with Data Protection Manager as it relates to Hyper-V, and then we'll talk about some unsupported Hyper-V scenarios so that you understand what the limitations are with Hyper-V protection in Data Protection Manager. You'll also learn about some additional recommendations that have to do with Hyper-V and Data Protection Manager, before we move on to creating the Hyper-V protection group. Once we have a protection group in place, we'll learn how to recover Hyper-V hosted data, and we'll wrap up with a discussion on a new feature in Data Protection Manager, single item recovery from a Hyper-V Virtual Machine.