Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1

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  • Implementation of effective Backup Strategies
  • How to use DPM Central Console and  SCOM to monitor DPM
  • Carrying out disaster recovery for DPM
  • Automation with DPM using System Canter Orchestrator along with PowerShell
  • Using DPM with workgroups and untrusted domains
  • How to perform common management tasks for DPM
  • Better tape management with DPM
  • Using client protection with DPM

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager is a centralized data protection solution. DPM is used for data protection and recovery for Microsoft workloads.

Data Protection Manager allows backup and recovery of Microsoft Workloads, including SQL Server, Exchange, Sharepoint, Client Computers, and Hyper-V. Enabling disk and tape-based backup methods, DPM also allows central management of the system state and “Bare-Metal Recovery”.

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 is a guide for administrators of System Center Data Protection Manager. By the end of this book, users will be able to carry out automated installs, migrate DPM to new hardware, set up custom reporting, use the DPM central console, and implement offsite DPM strategies such as chaining,  monitoring, and cyclic protection.

In this book you will gain insight from Microsoft Most Valued Professionals into the new features in DPM 2012 along with an understanding of the core tasks that administrators will face, including installing and configuring DPM 2012, workload protection, and managing the system. It will also show administrators how to effectively create backups of the protected workloads and use these backups to recover from a disaster.

It will also contain information on backup networks, client protection, and how to automate tasks in DPM to make your job as an administrator easier.

After reading this book you should be confident enough to master protecting your organizations data with Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager.

  • Practical guidance that will help you get the most out of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012
  • Gain insight into deploying, monitoring, and administering System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 from a team of Microsoft MVPs
  • Learn the various methods and best practices for administrating and using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012
Page Count 328
Course Length 9 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781849686303
Date Of Publication 20 Jun 2013


Steve Buchanan (MVP)

Steve Buchanan (MVP), MCSE, ITIL, is a regional solutions director with Concurrency, a five-time Microsoft Cloud and Data Center MVP, and author of several technical books focused on the System Center platform. Steve has been an IT Professional for 17+ years in various positions, ranging from infrastructure architect to IT manager. Steve is focused on digitally transforming IT departments through service management, systems management, and cloud technologies.

Steve has authored the following books:

  • System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed, Sams Publishing
  • Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1, Packt
  • Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010, Packt

Steve holds the following certifications: A +, Linux +, MCSA, MCITP: Server Administrator, MCSE: Private Cloud, and ITIL 2011 Foundation.

Steve stays active in the System Center community and enjoys blogging about his adventures in the world of IT at

Robert Hedblom

Robert Hedblom has a well-known System Center and cloud MVP profile. He is often seen as a presenter or speaker at large global events, such as TechEd, Ignite, System Center, and Azure gatherings. Within his line of work at Lumagate, he delivers scenario-based solutions in complex environments, empowering the Cloud OS strategy from Microsoft.

Backup, restore, and disaster recovery have always been a part of Robert's work, and now, he is trying to make a point that it is not about the implementation of different products that matters anymore, it's all about building cost-effective, optimal, and well-designed services.

"All good designs come from knowing your data services' dependencies" is what Robert believes in.

Robert was a coauthor on Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1, Packt Publishing, and has also written other books and given training. His expertise is often utilized by Microsoft's MCS and PFE organizations in Europe, and he is an elected member of the development process of the System Center stack and Azure at Microsoft Redmond.

Islam Gomaa

Islam Gomaa is a System Architect at Kivuto Solutions Inc, the global leader in complex digital distribution solutions. Islam has over 15 years of expertise in helping organizations align their business goals using Microsoft technology and deploying Microsoft-based solutions, which helped Kivuto become ISO 27001 certified and achieve the Microsoft Gold competency as an ISV. Islam is an SCDM MVP and member of the Windows Springboard Technical Expert Panel (STEP) for Windows 8 and Server 2012, having delivered STEP presentations as an evangelist across Canada and the USA. He has also authored select advanced webcasts on Microsoft private cloud. Islam presented at both TechEd 2013 North America and Europe, and is welcomed each year to present for TechEd and MMS as a guest speaker. Islam has a Bachelor’s in computer science from Montreal University, holds several Microsoft technical designations, and is an active member of the IT community. Islam enjoys sharing his adventures and ideas about system administration through his blog at and

Flemming Riis

Flemming Riis is an infrastructure consultant at Kompetera with a focus on System Center. He has been working there since 1997 in various roles, starting with repairing PCs and then presales support. He is now a consultant who started with management software, then became Operations Manager, and hasn't looked back since. Flemming is a Microsoft System Center MVP and holds the following certifications: MCP, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP. Flemming can be found blogging at