#HybridCloud System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager with Microsoft Azure Backup Vault
It’s important to backup your data in a save way for your organization. You have short time protection and long time protection, and in this blog post
we will highlight longtime protection to the Cloud instead of backup to Tape. Tape management cost a lot of time and management of tapes which is not my favorite kind of work.
With Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager and Microsoft Azure Backup Vault you can eliminate Tape Management and save the costs of a Tape Library.
In this scenario we got a Server with direct attached storage in the following configuration :
The Physical DPM Server System
We installed Windows Server 2012 R2 with the latest updates and after that we installed System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager with Roll Update 4.
For the following steps you need a Microsoft Azure subscription to create a Azure Backup Vault :
When you have created the Storage Pool and the Backup Vault,
You have to download the Vault Credentials to the DPM Server.
Then you download the Azure Backup Vault Agent for the DPM Server.
Set the Cache Location to the Large E-Drive.
When you behind a Proxy Server, you can do the settings here.
We installed the Microsoft Azure Recovery Agent Successfully. From here we go to the System Center 2012 R2 DPM Console to Register the DPM Server in the Microsoft Backup Azure Vault.
Click on Register
If you behind a Proxy Server, set the same settings here you did earlier.
Browse to the download folder where you saved your Azure Backup Vault Credentials.
Here You can Enable Internet bandwidth usage throttling for Backup Operations.
Here you set the Staging folder to the E-drive for Recovery data from Microsoft Azure.
Make sure that you save the passphrase on a save location !
Done ! 🙂
We now have a Hybrid Cloud Backup Solution.
Time to make your protectiongroups for shorttime protection to Disk and Longtime protection to Microsoft Azure Vault
Before you begin making Online protection Groups you should read this information about retention times in the Cloud for long time protection.
And here are our Online Recovery Points save in the Microsoft Azure Backup Vault.