After you select the data you want to protect, you select your protection method. DPM supports short-term disk-based protection for desktop and laptop computers, as well as long-term tape-based protection. DPM does not support short-term tape-based backup for desktop and laptop computers.
To select a name and protection method
On the Select Data Protection Method page, in the Protection Group Name box, type a name for the protection group.
In the Protection method section, select if you want to use short-term disk-based protection or long-term tape-based protection. Click Next to continue.