I’ve just managed to get Data Protection Manager 2007 to protect my production Exchange Server 2007 SP1 mailbox servers running in a Single Copy Cluster (SCC) configuration on Windows Server 2008.
The configuration process is fairly simple. Once I have installed the DPM agents on all cluster nodes, I created a protection group for my SCC cluster as follows:
Since I will not be using a tape drive, I just chose a short-term recovery goal to back up to a storage device. You can choose to have a synchronization done every 15 minutes so that you will be able to restore your database to the latest 15 minute recovery point and then automatically apply the any logs remaining on your production servers.
It’s also important to configure your Express Full backup at least once a day. This also takes care of truncating the committed transaction log files, which tend to grow over time and fill up disk space on your log drives.
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