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  • I just started out a company that has rolled out DPM 2012.  They are also utilize Backup Exec 2012 for Tape and D2D.  I formally used DPM 2010 about 2 years ago and ran into some limitations.  In evaluating what to migrate from BU12 I need to understand if the following issues have been addressed in 2012.

    All Granular Restore issues

    1)  AD ability to restore individual AD objcts

    2)  Exchange 2010 ability to restore item object to mailboxes and public folders

    3)  SQL 2008 and above ability to restore item level object to DB versus full DB recovery

    4)  Sharepoint 2010 ability to restore at object level versus entire site.

    Thanks,

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:57 PM

Answers

  • 1)  AD ability to restore individual AD objcts

    no. 

    DPM will assist you in performing a restore of AD from a point in time in the past, useful if someone has deleted all OUs, users or Groups or something.

    To restore individual AD objects, provided it is within the tombstone lifetime, use procedures such as these:

    http://www.petri.co.il/manually-undeleting-objects-windows-active-directory-ad.htm

    2)  Exchange 2010 ability to restore item object to mailboxes and public folders

    yes.

    DPM will restore a mailbox database to a recovery database, from which the mailbox involved can then be merged.  

    The effect is that any email which is now deleted which was present at the time the backup was taken comes back.  

    3)  SQL 2008 and above ability to restore item level object to DB versus full DB recovery

    no, not needed.

    DPM will restore a database as it was when it was backed up.  You can restore the database so the restored one has a different name.

    You can then use SQL management studio to copy items (eg tables, queries) between the restored database and the current one.

    4)  Sharepoint 2010 ability to restore at object level versus entire site.

    yes, it does this.

    The tricky thing is that you need a separate SQL server at the same version as the one used by sharepoint which gets used during the recovery of the item.

    Basically the SQL database gets restored temporarily to the separate SQL server, the item gets extracted out to disk, the temporary database gets deleted and the object gets imported.  This works best if all elements involved are in the same domain etc.

    • Marked as answer by DDNDAVID Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:39 PM
    Saturday, September 1, 2012 6:14 AM

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  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:22 PM
  • 1)  AD ability to restore individual AD objcts

    no. 

    DPM will assist you in performing a restore of AD from a point in time in the past, useful if someone has deleted all OUs, users or Groups or something.

    To restore individual AD objects, provided it is within the tombstone lifetime, use procedures such as these:

    http://www.petri.co.il/manually-undeleting-objects-windows-active-directory-ad.htm

    2)  Exchange 2010 ability to restore item object to mailboxes and public folders

    yes.

    DPM will restore a mailbox database to a recovery database, from which the mailbox involved can then be merged.  

    The effect is that any email which is now deleted which was present at the time the backup was taken comes back.  

    3)  SQL 2008 and above ability to restore item level object to DB versus full DB recovery

    no, not needed.

    DPM will restore a database as it was when it was backed up.  You can restore the database so the restored one has a different name.

    You can then use SQL management studio to copy items (eg tables, queries) between the restored database and the current one.

    4)  Sharepoint 2010 ability to restore at object level versus entire site.

    yes, it does this.

    The tricky thing is that you need a separate SQL server at the same version as the one used by sharepoint which gets used during the recovery of the item.

    Basically the SQL database gets restored temporarily to the separate SQL server, the item gets extracted out to disk, the temporary database gets deleted and the object gets imported.  This works best if all elements involved are in the same domain etc.

    • Marked as answer by DDNDAVID Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:39 PM
    Saturday, September 1, 2012 6:14 AM
  • DDNDAVID's answer for number three doesn't always work well for large environments.

    3)  DPM doesn't yet support the ability to restore item level object to DB versus full DB recovery.

    DPM still requires a full database restore to recover the database as it was when it was backed up.  You will need to restore the database with a new database name or a different server and then extract the data for the table that is missing.

    Monday, April 28, 2014 3:39 PM