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Why no support for Windows 7 Bare Metal Recovery? RRS feed

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  • There is no technical limitiation except that we have enabled this flow in DPM 2010. We can take a look at this in future releases of DPM.

    Coming to 2003 server, DPM uses inbox backup solution for taking BMR backups which is not available in 2003 server releases. Hence this feature is not available with DPM for 2003 servers. But one can use system state backup available in 2003.


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    Saturday, May 29, 2010 4:46 PM

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  • Why is something you need to ask the product teams or the architects
     
    Cheers,
     
    Mike Resseler
     
     
    "sejong" wrote in message news:98af5ecb-0ef3-4fae-afb9-ee63675bdc16...
    Why is there no support for Windows 7 Bare Metal Recovery in DPM 2010. 

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    Saturday, May 29, 2010 6:55 AM
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  • Hmmm,
     
    Something went wrong here...
     
    There is a piece of my text missing...
     
    Let's try again :-(
     
    Here is the scenario that I use:
     
    Suppose a windows 7 dies (whatever the reason... HW failure, driver update gone wrong, stolen...)
     
    You use you favorite OSD solution to built a fresh OS including the backup agent.  (It doesn't use a license as long as you don't use it...)
     
    Now you can restore the data as an administrator to that newly built machine or, if the user logs in, he can restore the data him or herself to his new machine.
     
    Works like a charm
     
    Cheers,
     
    Mike Resseler

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    Saturday, May 29, 2010 7:33 AM
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  • It's an interesting question though.  AIUI, the BMR solution in DPM2010 supports Server 2008 or 2008 R2 only.  Since Server 2008 effectively *is* Vista and Server 2008 R2 *is* Windows 7, surely there's no technical reason why the BMR solution could support both of these desktop OSes?

    Incidentally, having had huge (and never resolved) issues with the SRT system in DPM2007, I've mixed feelings about the BMR solution in DPM2010.  I'm happy that it's been built into the core product but disappointed that it doesn't support Server 2003 as the three non-virtualised machines I have which I really want to protect with BMR are all Server 2003 and it'll prove a bit expensive to upgrade them all to Server 2008 just to get the DPM BMR system working.


    Toby
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 10:44 AM
  • There is no technical limitiation except that we have enabled this flow in DPM 2010. We can take a look at this in future releases of DPM.

    Coming to 2003 server, DPM uses inbox backup solution for taking BMR backups which is not available in 2003 server releases. Hence this feature is not available with DPM for 2003 servers. But one can use system state backup available in 2003.


    Thanks, Praveen D [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Saturday, May 29, 2010 4:46 PM
  • Hi,

    i tried to test it that way, unfortunatley it didn't work for me.

    Here what i did:

    1) Clients Name is PG-WS01: I made a recovery point on dmp server. OK

    2) I used my 2nd WS PG-WS02 (agent is on that machine) to restore the recovery point

    3) I rebooted the PG-WS02 after the restore and expected to have PG-WS01 now, but that didn't happen.

     

    Where is my error ?

    Anyona an idea

     

    Best Regards,


    Rainer

     


    Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:34 PM