This topic has been blogged about a few times already. Some of the posts I have seen just contain information about the service and not the setup, are no longer current, or are missing information on generating a certificate.
I have decided to go ahead and blog about this to detail my experience in the setup. In this post I am going to walk through deploying Azure backup for DPM 2012 SP1.
Here is what will be covered: setup of Azure cloud backup, adding Azure cloud backup to a protection group, and recovering data from Azure cloud backup in DPM.
Setup of Azure cloud backup:
This is what the Azure management portal looks like and the first screen you will see when you go create a backup vault. To create the backup vault click on Recovery Services and add cloud backup.
Use the Makecert tool to create a local cert or use an existing local CA to generate the certificate for your DPM server.
Makecert can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb980924.aspx as a part of the Windows SDK.
To install makecert.exe only select the option Tools under .Net Development in the SDK install wizard.
Here is the process to create a certificate for your local DPM server.
Open an elevated command prompt (with Admin privileges) and CD to the location where makecert.exe is stored.
On my server it was here:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin Once are there type the following syntax:
makecert.exe -r -pe -n CN=YOURDPMSERVERNAMEHERE -ss my -sr localmachine -eku 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 -len 2048 -e 01/01/2016 YOURDPMSERVERNAMEHERE
After you create the certificate properly it will be created and stored in the same location here:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Bin.
NOTE: The expiration date of your certificate has to be no more than 3 years from today’s date or
Azure will not like the cert and you will receive this error: