my personal blog about systemcenter

DPM 2012 SP1 UR2 Windows Azure Backup

 

To get the Windows Azure Backup integration to DPM to work after SP1 UR2 the following steps needs to be taking

Sign up for a WindowsAzure with a organization account then sign on to http://account.windowsazure.com

 

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DPM needs to be at UR2 for this to work

 

At the home screen select “Account Center”

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Select “Preview Features”

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Select Backup and “try it now” screenshot says sign up again as I am signed up with my account , after that select manage

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This will take you to the WindowsAzure portal , go to recovery services and Create a new Vault

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For testing I made one in europe named systemcenterdemodk

 

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After the backup vault have been created click the “name” of your vault to continue the setup

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First step is to create and upload a certificate for authentication between the DPM server and the WindowsAzure storage

makecert from the sdk can be used to create the certificate

example makecert.exe -r -pe -n CN=systemcenterdemodk -ss my -sr localmachine -eku 1.3.6.1.5.5.7.3.2 -len 2048 -e 01/01/2016 CertificateName.cer

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this create the certificate

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and stores it on the local computer certificate store

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Export the certificate

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do not export the private key

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Select DER encoded

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and save the certificate

 

Back to the WindowsAzure portal and Manage Certificate

 

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Browse and add the certificate and upload the certificate

 

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After the certificate is uploaded , its time to download the backup agent

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Select the backup agent for Data Protection Manager

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Start the WABInstaller Windows Azure Backup for DPM

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Select install paths

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After installation open the Data Protection Manager Console

 

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Under Management – > Azure select Register

 

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Select the certificate where we uploaded the public cer file to the portal

 

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Select from the local certificate store

 

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Select the backup vault created earlier

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Apply any throttle policy if needed , this is for testing so full power Smile

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For recovery the DPM Azure integration pack needs a staging area when recovering from the cloud to DPM , so a path locally on the DPM server that have free space is needed

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Enter or generate a passphrase this will encrypt the data before copying it to WindowsAzure , do NOT loose the passphrase as you will be unable to recover the data stored in the Azure

 

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And the integration is complete.

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And we can se that the integration have changed status to Registered