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Hyperv Disaster Recovery to a Backup Hyper V running DPM RRS feed

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  •   We are currently running 2 Hyper v 2012r2 servers that are backed up online for short term and for long term to tape. We have built a single server that is running Hyper V 2012 r2 as well. We have set this up with SQL and also created a DPM installation on the server.

    I have installed the tape unit and drivers and can catalog and restore from tape. Our original thoughts were that seeing we do weekly and monthly backups to tape which are stored offsite and all of our critical servers are virtual machines. I expected I would be able to take a tape from our production server insert it into our Disaster Recovery server and after cataloging tapes etc. Be able to do a restore back to this Hyper V server and have a fully function server.

      When I try this on our production servers I am able to recover from or HyperV1 server to our Hyperv 2 server. As I go through the recovery steps I have the option to recover as a virtual machine to any host. This option is great and works in production just fine. 

    However on the DR server we do not get this option. We only see Recover to original instance which is grayed out and Copy to a network folder. 

    If you use the copy to Network folder selection this does restore the VM to our server but there are no configuration file for network or anything brought over with it as you would have if you did the Recover as a virtual machine to any host.

    So thus our dilemma. How can we restore from a tape made on our production environment to our Disaster Recovery server and have the network configuration come with it.

    Any suggestions or insight would be much appreciated. I have attached a screen shot what I need to be able to have available to recover as a functional vm.

    Regards

    Bill


    Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi Bill,

    If you are using DPM to recover, I suggest you post in the dedicated forum for DPM for help:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=dpm

    If there is network connection between production server and DR server, Hyper-V provide the DR function through Hyper-V replica, here is the reference:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134172.aspx

    Or, you could also simply backup the VMs through export function. Export the VMs to an external drive, then you could bring the drive to DR server and import.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


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    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, April 15, 2016 5:40 AM
    Friday, April 8, 2016 2:52 AM

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  • Hi Bill,

    If you are using DPM to recover, I suggest you post in the dedicated forum for DPM for help:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=dpm

    If there is network connection between production server and DR server, Hyper-V provide the DR function through Hyper-V replica, here is the reference:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134172.aspx

    Or, you could also simply backup the VMs through export function. Export the VMs to an external drive, then you could bring the drive to DR server and import.

    Best Regards,

    Leo


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Proposed as answer by Leo Han Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:14 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Han Friday, April 15, 2016 5:40 AM
    Friday, April 8, 2016 2:52 AM
  • Thank you I have reposted.
    Friday, April 8, 2016 2:42 PM