Monday, April 30, 2012 4:01 PM
I'm testing out DPM 2012 and have also tested 2010 and haven't been able to figure this out. I hope this is a stupid question:
I'm going to lay this out in a fake scenario so hopefully it's easier to understand. Lets say I'm backing up a file server with sync happening every 15 minutes and recovery points happening twice per day (6am and 6pm) as per the default setup. User A comes in to work in the morning and creates a file and saves it at say 9:20AM. Sync gets a copy at 9:30. User works on the file at various points throughout the day. Now, user accidentally deletes the file at 2PM but doesn't discover it until 4PM. Calls me and asks for file back. I create a new recovery point to try and recover the file, but neither the file or any of the previous versions are there because a sync happened after it was deleted.
A related scenario would be that the user doesn't discover they've deleted the file until 8AM the next day. Again, that deleted file and all of it's previous versions appear to be gone as they do not show up in the recovery window.
Am I misunderstanding something here? I'm confused because if this is the case then it doesn't seem like DPM is very valuable as a backup solution.
- Edited by Milenkotgm Monday, April 30, 2012 4:03 PM
Monday, April 30, 2012 10:08 PM
You can only restore data the were included in the Recovery Points.
If needed you can create a recovery point based on the last sync.
In your scenarios you either need to perform sync less often or create recovery points more often. But keep in mind the 64 recovery points limits that will decrease the retention range for your data.
But you understood the concept right.