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Restoring a full image of a physical machine into Hyper-V RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I would like to find out if System Center DPM 2012 can perform the below. 

    We have three physical machine running Windows Server 2008 with various roles. eg Domain Controller. We would like to implement a disaster recovery solution that will be able to perform the below:

    With System Center DPM 2012 have 3 full system images to an external storage. 

    Recover the Domain Controller image to a spare system. Then once that has been recovered, load the remain two images into Hyper V.

    Would System Center DPM 2012 be able to perform that? 

    Thank you

    Monday, November 18, 2013 2:46 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Windows Server backup is used by DPM to make BMR backups.  Once the BMR backup is taken, you need to restore the BMR backup to a location you can use to recover the server using Windows installation media.

    Support for restoring BMR backup to new hardware is documented here:

    How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;249694

    I would perform a fire drill in an isolated network to test it.


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    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:27 AM
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