Backup and Restore Small Business Server 2003 using Data Protection Manager 2007

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http://ctsitguru.blogspot.com/2008/09/backup-and-restore-small-business.html


Stealing from a newsgroup pot from Andrew Alaniz –


I know this is late, but I wanted to hit up as many forums as I could with 
what I have recently found regarding SBS 2003 and DPM 2007.

Please review my blog at http://ctsitguru.blogspot.com my latest entry 
details performing a bare bones restore of SBS 2003 with DPM 2007.  The catch 
is you must have the Enterprise agent in order to use the System Restore Tool.

I too ran into the issue where the SBS is the only DC/DNS in the network and 
so how do DPM then know it even exists if it fails.  You must first keep 
recovery points using the SRT and file level backups using DPM.

A few other quirks with SBS:

-Do not run DPM backups of the information store or SQL server while also 
running SBS backups.  You will run into issues with conflicts in the 
transaction logs.

-DPM does not recognize WSS2.0 as SharePoint therefore you cannot use it to 
perform file level backups of SharePoint.

-Make sure you have lots of disk space on the server running DPM because any 
decent backup plan for SBS is going to take up a bit of space.

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