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Testing DPM restore and need help with procedure RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're in the process of testing DPM 2010 restores for the first time in-house.  Currently, the goal is to restore a MS Windows 2003 server from DPM (with backup that resides on an external Firestreamer USB Drive) to a new HyperV machine (just built last week).  But, upon the first attempt, we discovered that DPM requires the host server to have the exact same name, which we cannot do since the server we're trying to restore is currently being used in our production environment.  Is there another way to perform this restore with a different server name?  The original Windows server 2003 backup is not a HyperV server, yet we wish to restore it to a HyperV server (if that even matters).  Any help would be great appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Monday, October 17, 2011 10:34 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    yes, just install a DPM agent inside the new windows 2003 VM, then when you restore the data from DPM restore GUI from original server, choose the option to restore to alternate location, then browse to the new machine and restore the data. 


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:16 AM
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  • Hi,

    yes, just install a DPM agent inside the new windows 2003 VM, then when you restore the data from DPM restore GUI from original server, choose the option to restore to alternate location, then browse to the new machine and restore the data. 


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:16 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the feedback.  We'll give it a try!

     

     

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 2:12 PM