Synopses & Reviews
Avoid Disaster with this Powerful
Safeguard for Microsoft Server Platforms
Simple backups are no longer enough. To fully protect a modern IT infrastructure, you need sophisticated data protection technologies. This comprehensive guide to Microsoft's new System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) will help you improve your server security using this robust new software.
The book thoroughly explains DPM's unique ability to make replicas of protected data, create data storage pools, and form protection groups. You'll find step-by-step instructions on setting up and deploying DPM. You'll learn how to recover critical data and monitor processes for Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machines, and Windows file servers and workstations. Above all, you'll establish a solid process for regularly backing up with this powerful tool.
Filled with best practices, a list of PowerShell cmdlets, instructions for setting up test labs, and a detailed tour of all current protection methods, this is your guide to a better solution for your data backup and recovery.
- Exploring the pros and cons of various data protection methods
- Understanding the unique functionality and features in DPM
- Harnessing the power of the Windows Virtual Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for protecting open files and data payloads
- Combining disk-to-disk-to-tape storage, data replication, and long-term archiving for greater protection
- Discovering the role of DPM's protection agent and how it saves you time
- Setting optimal parameters for retention, synchronization frequency, and recovery points to improve your chances for complete data recovery
- Back Up, Secure, and Recover Critical Data Across a Wide Variety of Server Platforms and Workstations
- Explore the Five Key Components of the DPM Solution
- Gain More Direct Control over Your Data Protection Processes
- Establish Solid Strategies for Data Monitoring and Recovery
- Set Up End-User Recovery of Data in Protected Locations
Mastering System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 thoroughly addresses the features of the new software, and gives IT professionals what they need to use the tool to back up and recover critical data and monitor processes for Windows Server, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and other Microsoft server platforms and non-Microsoft products. It also teaches readers how to set up and deploy SCDPM 2007 and create solid strategies for backing up and recovering data. Included is a thorough coverage of the new DPM Management Shell commands.
Simple backups are no longer enough. To fully protect a modern IT infrastructure, you need sophisticated data protection technologies. This comprehensive guide to Microsoft's new System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) will help you improve your server security using this robust new software. The book thoroughly explains DPM's unique abilities, and you'll find step-by-step instructions on setting up and deployment. You'll learn how to recover critical data and monitor processes for Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machines, and Windows file servers and workstations.
About the Author
Devin L. Ganger
is a technical writer and architect for 3Sharp LLC. He is a Microsoft Exchange MVP who has more than 15 years of experience managing Windows and UNIX systems, with a focus on messaging, DNS, and security.
Ryan Femling, MCSE, Windows Server 2003, is an Office Systems solution specialist for 3Sharp LLC, with extensive knowledge of networking, storage, and clustering technologies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Data Protection Concepts.
Chapter 2: Installing DPM.
Chapter 3: Using the DPM Administration Console.
Chapter 4: Using the DPM Management Shell.
Chapter 5: End-User Recovery.
Chapter 6: Protecting File Servers.
Chapter 7: Protecting Exchange Servers.
Chapter 8: Protecting SQL Servers.
Chapter 9: Protecting SharePoint Servers.
Chapter 10: Protecting Virtual Servers.
Chapter 11: Protecting Workstations.
Chapter 12: Advanced DPM.
Appendix A: The Bottom Line.
Appendix B: Setting Up a Lab Environment.
Appendix C: A Collection of DPM Best Practices.
Appendix D: Checklists.