Creates a protection group on the DPM server.


New-DPMProtectionGroup [[-DPMServerName] <String>] [[-Name] <String>] [<CommonParameters>]


The New-DPMProtectionGroup cmdlet creates a protection group on a System Center 2016 - Data Protection Manager (DPM) server. This is the first step to create a protection group. This cmdlet returns a new protection group object on which you can perform the remaining steps of creating a protection group. However, the protection group is not created until you run the Set-DPMProtectionGroup cmdlet.

Use the following cmdlets to create a new protection group. Use one or more cmdlets from each step:

1. New-DPMProtectionGroup

2. Add-DPMChildDatasource, Remove-DPMChildDatasource, Set-DPMDatasourceProtectionOption, Set-DPMProtectionJobStartTime

3. Set-DPMProtectionType

4. Set-DPMReplicaCreationMethod

5. Set-DPMPolicyObjective, Set-DPMPolicySchedule (Short term)

6. Get-DPMDatasourceDiskAllocation

7. Set-DPMDatasourceDiskAllocation

8. Set-DPMPolicyObjective, Set-DPMPolicySchedule (Long term)

9. Set-DPMTapeBackupOption

10. Set-DPMProtectionGroup

Depending on your choice in a previous step, some steps might not be applicable. For example, if you set disk-based protection in step 3, steps 8 and 9 are not required.

It is important to remember that the protection group is created only after you run the Set-DPMProtectionGroup cmdlet. Until you run Set-DPMProtectionGroup, the protection group exists only in memory.


Example 1: Create a protection group

PS C:\>New-DPMProtectionGroup -DPMServerName "DPMServer02" -Name "ProtectGroup01"

This command creates an instance of a protection group named ProtectGroup01 in the memory of the DPM server named DPMServer02. This is the first step of creating the protection group.



Specifies the name of a DPM server on which this cmdlet creates a protection group. If you do not specify a name, the cmdlet uses the current computer name.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Specifies a name for the protection group.

Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False