Friday, March 7, 2014 we had a Great event at Microsoft Netherlands called MVP CloudOS Roadshow :
I spoke about Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager and Windows Azure Backup Storage in the Cloud of Microsoft.
Here you find the step-by-step guide for backup to Windows Azure and eliminate Tape Management :
What you need before you begin is the following :
- A Microsoft Windows Azure subscription for the Backup Vault in the Cloud.
When you don’t have a Windows Azure Subscription you can try it first here :
- And On-Premisses you need a System Center 2012 R2 DPM Server with a secure Internet Connection.
First you have to make an Certificate on the DPM Server :
Download the SDK for Windows 8.1 here (You only need to install the SDK)
We need MakeCert.exe located in the following directory after installing the SDK kit for the Self-Signed Certificate.
Copy Makecert.exe to the DPM Server to make the Self-Signed Certificate.
Open Command Prompt Run as Administrator and go to the directoy where Makecert.exe is located.
Type the following command for example :
makecert.exe -r -pe -n CN=AzureBackup -ss my -sr localmachine -eku 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 -len 2048 -e 01/01/2016 AzureBackup.cer
Now we have created the self-signed certificate, we will make the Backup Vault in Windows Azure :
Login on Windows Azure Management Portal : https://manage.windowsazure.com
When the Windows Azure Backup Vault is created you can upload the self-signed Certificate.
After this you have to download the Backup agent for System Center 2012 R2 DPM.
When the Agent is installed go to the console of System Center 2012 R2 DPM.
From here we can configure the protection groups with Windows Azure Backup Vault :