Part 3 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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Monitoring the Data Protection Manager Server Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Monitoring the Data Protection Manager Server lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 Training course. In this lesson, we'll aggregate the various ways that you can monitor the Data Protection Manager Server in a discussion intended to show you how to make sure that your Data Protection Manager Server remains in peak operating condition. I'll kick this off by giving you an introduction to the monitoring area of the Data Protection Manager Server. I'll then show you some ways you can use monitoring in the protection area of the Data Protection Manager Server console, and we'll take a look at some other console-based monitoring options. From there you'll learn how to schedule and run reports in the Data Protection Manager console, and we'll wrap up with a brief discussion on how you can use System Center Operations Manager to monitor your Data Protection Manager infrastructure.
Troubleshooting Data Protection Manager Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Troubleshooting Data Protection Manager lesson the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 training course. We'll start this lesson with a look at some basic troubleshooting steps you can take to try to find problems that may be happening with your Data Protection Manager 2010 installation. We'll then discuss some specific application protection troubleshooting steps you can take and, you'll learn how to obtain replica information about the information that's stored on your Data Protection Manager server on behalf of the protected clients, and we'll wrap up the lesson with a look at Data Protection Manager-related performance monitoring.
Protecting the DPM Server Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Protecting the DPM Server lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 training course. We'll start this lesson with three slides--one discussing Data Protection Manager chaining and secondary protection, which you'll understand by the time this lesson is over, and then we'll move on to two diagrams, one showing you what a secondary Data Protection Manager server looks like and the second with a couple of additional Data Protection Manager protection diagrams, to help clarify the different options you have. From there we'll move on to discussing some specific prerequisites you need to have in place before you can protect Data Protection Manager itself, and then we'll discuss creating the protection group for this purpose. Once the protection group is created, if the primary DPM server fails, you can switch protection roles so that the secondary assumes primary responsibility for protected items. Then you'll learn how to recover items from a secondary DPM server without much in the way of additional intervention necessary, and then we'll wrap up with a discussion on how to recover an entire DPM server from scratch, but you already know how to do this, because you've done it before in this course. You already know that Data Protection Manager is a critical component in the Globomantics business continuity portfolio. You've been directed to make sure that protection stays in place even when the primary Data Protection Manager server has failed. In particular, you've been directed to make sure that critical workloads remain protected in this instance. From an outcomes' perspective, by the end of this lesson you'll understand options for protecting and recovering the Data Protection Manager server, and you'll have the ability to switch protection to a secondary Data Protection Manager server, in the event that the primary DPM server fails.
Next Steps Welcome to TrainSignal. This is the Next Steps lesson in the System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 training course. When we started, Globomantics did not have backup software in place that was meeting the needs of the company. Backup operations were taking too long to complete and data loss was a concern, due to long periods between backup windows. Little to no enterprise-grade protection was in place for SharePoint and the backup infrastructure itself was susceptible to failure, because it wasn't being well-protected.