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Design DPM for SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    we have a small-medium SharePoint 2010 farm. It has 3 web applications each 50 GB size and one is 100 GB in size. 2 web servers+1 app server+1 reporting server + DB cluster.

    We are planning to implement DPM 2012 / 2010 for SharePoint backup and recovery. How many DPM servers I shoulde needed or design ?

    I appreciate any help on designing DPM.

    Thanks.

    Monday, May 21, 2012 2:45 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    In my opinion, just one DPM server would be enough. we have a bigger farm (5 wfe, 3 as, 1 sql cluster) with just one dpm server. And, you should have a separate network interface for dpm traffic.

    However, you must carefully think what and how are you protecting, depending on your SLA requirements. I mean, SharePoint protection "just" covers config/admin dbs and all the content dbs. you have a lot of things that can go wrong in a SharePoint environment out of these databases: OS, sharepoint binaries, web application configurations, service applications / proxies....and for some of them there's no direct DPM protection (e.g. to properly backup a service application you need a combination of scheduled backup-spfarm plus file system protection on the target directory).

    I recommend you the MS guide "Operations guide for servers and server farms for Microsoft SharePoint server 2010", where it is very well detailed how to backup every component of a SharePoint farm.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards


    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    In my opinion, just one DPM server would be enough. we have a bigger farm (5 wfe, 3 as, 1 sql cluster) with just one dpm server. And, you should have a separate network interface for dpm traffic.

    However, you must carefully think what and how are you protecting, depending on your SLA requirements. I mean, SharePoint protection "just" covers config/admin dbs and all the content dbs. you have a lot of things that can go wrong in a SharePoint environment out of these databases: OS, sharepoint binaries, web application configurations, service applications / proxies....and for some of them there's no direct DPM protection (e.g. to properly backup a service application you need a combination of scheduled backup-spfarm plus file system protection on the target directory).

    I recommend you the MS guide "Operations guide for servers and server farms for Microsoft SharePoint server 2010", where it is very well detailed how to backup every component of a SharePoint farm.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards


    Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:24 AM
  • I agree with Roberto. I would like to add that you should also consider a Secondary DPM as a part of your DPM implementation. Place the Secondary DPM offsite somewhere to protect your local DPM.

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