DPM 2007 Quick Start Guide

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

The System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 Quick Start Guide provides scaled down instructions for installing and configuring an installation of DPM 2007.

Use this guide if you are configuring a DPM 2007 installation for evaluation or development purposes. If you are installing and configuring DPM 2007 on a production computer, you should review Deploying DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66734).

The information in this DPM 2007 Quick Start Guide assumes certain prerequisite knowledge on behalf of the user. For more information about how to install DPM 2007 step by step, see Installing DPM 2007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91851).

Note

Before installing DPM 2007, for important information about this release, you should read DPM 2007 Known Issues (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92831).

Hardware Requirements

The following table shows the minimum recommended hardware requirements for a DPM 2007 installation. In a production environment, greater hardware requirements might be required for your servers.

Component Minimum Requirement

Processor

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

Memory

2 gigabytes (GB) RAM

Pagefile

0.2 percent the size of all recovery point volumes combined, in addition to the recommended size (generally, 1.5 times the amount of RAM on the computer)

Disk space for DPM installation

Program files drive: 410 megabytes (MB)

Database files drive: 900 MB

System drive: 2650 MB

Disk space for storage pool

1.5 times the size of the protected data

Software Requirements

A complete installation of DPM 2007 includes the DPM prerequisite software, and the DPM application. Each computer that DPM protects must meet the protected computer software requirements.

For detailed information about all of the software that a DPM 2007 installation requires, see DPM 2007 Software Requirements (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100242).

Install Software Prerequisites

The following table lists the prerequisite software you need to install before installing DPM 2007.

Steps to Install DPM Prerequisite Software

Step/Task Notes

Step 1: Install Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later.

  • You must properly configure Windows Server 2003 to support a DPM 2007 installation. For more information about installing Windows Server 2003, see How to Install Windows Server 2003 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=100243).

  • After installing Windows Server 2003, you must log on to the computer as a domain user who is a member of the local administrators group.

Step 2: Install Critical Updates for Windows.

Install all Windows updates available from Microsoft Update (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=451).

Step 3: Install Knowledge Base article 940349.

Install from: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139733 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139733).

Step 4: Install Windows PowerShell 1.0.

Install from: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=87007 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=87007).

DPM Setup installs the following prerequisite software before installing the DPM application.

  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 with Reporting Services

The following table lists the steps you must perform to install and configure a complete installation of DPM 2007. You use DPM Administrator Console to configure DPM 2007. For more information, see DPM Administrator Console (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100251).

Steps to Install and Configure DPM 2007

Step/Task Notes

Step 1: Install DPM 2007.

You must be a domain user who is a member of the local administrators group on the computer you are logged on to.

Install using default settings.

Step 2: Add a disk to the storage pool.

  • In DPM Administrator Console, in the Management task area, on the Disks tab, in the Actions pane, click Add.

  • For more information, see Adding Disks to the Storage Pool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100245).

Step 3: Configure your tape library.

  • In DPM Administrator Console, in the Management task area, on the Libraries tab, in the Actions pane, click Rescan.

  • For more information, see Configuring Tape Libraries (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100246).

Step 4: Install a protection agent.

  • In DPM Administrator Console, in the Management task area, on the Agents tab, in the Actions pane, click Install.

  • The Protection Agent Installation wizard appears and guides you through the process of creating the protection agent.

  • For more information, see Installing Protection Agents (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95113).

Step 5: Install the software requirements on the computers you are going to protect.

Step 6: Create a protection group.

  • In DPM Administrator Console, in the Protection task area, in the Actions pane, click Create protection group.

  • The New Protection Group Wizard appears and guides you through the process of creating the protection group.

  • For detailed instructions, see Creating Protection Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100248).

Post-Installation

After you perform the initial configuration, you can enable the following optional DPM 2007 features:

  • Enabling end-user recovery

  • Installing the Shadow Copy Client software

  • Subscribing to alerts and notifications

  • Configuring the SMTP server

  • Publishing DPM alerts

  • Installing DPM Management Shell

For more information, see Optional Configuration Tasks (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=100250).

See Also

Concepts

What's New in DPM 2007

Other Resources

Using DPM 2007 Help
Product Overview and Roadmap