Backing up Applications with DPM 2012 SP1


Most of us know what Data Protection Manager (DPM) can natively protect such as Windows OS starting from Servers 2003 through 2012 including files and critical server components such as system state. I often see folks confused on how to backup Microsoft and third party application using DPM, in this article I will enumerate the application that DPM supports natively and list other resources on how to back up the most common used applications and where to get information on how to backup them up properly, read on …

Application that can be protected natively

Exchange Server

SQL Server

SharePoint :


Disaster recovery

  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Data Protection Manager (DPM) (only on SP1).
  • System Center 2012 System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Applications that can be protected with DPM that it does not protect natively:

Dynamics CRM


Forefront TMG

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Team Foundation Server

QuickBooks Enterprise with DPM


Steve Buchanan wrote this blog on how to protect WordPress using System center orchestrator you can use  Orchestrator with DPM to protect your worldpress blog, after the Download WordPress Zip , you need to call a DPM activity “Create recovery Point” that backup the download location.

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