Client protection

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Since DPM 2010, DPM has enabled protection of client computers, and with DPM 2012 R2, the latest versions of Windows 8.0 and Windows 8.1 can be protected too. With the DPM 2012 R2 latest update rollup, a backup administrator can configure protection groups to back up client data to Azure Backup. DPM enables on-the-go customers to back up their data using DPM servers when they are connected to the corporate network through wired or wireless LAN.

While the laptop or the desktop computer is disconnected from the network, the data changes to the files and folders are tracked and stored on the local hard drive of the client computer. When the client machine is connected to the corporate network, only delta changes since the most recent backup are synchronized to DPM, thereby ensuring efficient storage of incremental data changes on the DPM replica storage.

If the client computer fails to synchronize to the DPM server within the policy definition, the local DPM client user interface notifies the user to connect to the corporate network. When configuring backup of client data, an administrator can define standard folders to back up, such as My Documents, and also enable end users to add additional folders for protection. The data is automatically backed up to the DPM server at the set backup frequency.


Client data recovery
As with all other Microsoft workloads, data can be restored using the DPM console. However, the most common mechanism for restoring data is self-service recovery. After the data is backed up, users can browse and restore the recovery points using the Windows client DPM applet on the client computer. Users can search previous versions of files or browse the recovery points on a particular DPM server for all computers that they have access to.

To configure client end-user recovery, the computer on which end user recovery is desired, as well as the DPM server, must be registered to the Active Directory using DPMADSchemaExtension.exe. The following TechNet article describes the specific steps for configuring Active Directory for end-user recovery and for recovering file data: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj627988.aspx.

Source of Information : Microsoft System Center

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