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  • I have a dpm server (2012 r2) that backs up my network and virtual machines to a san (located in another building).  The DPM server is a virtual machine.

    Here is my question - in the event my server room goes Kaplooey! and I lose all my servers, including the dpm virtual machine - what would have have to do (or have access to) to be able to start recovering from the SAN?

    For example: could I just make a new dpm server, point it to the SAN, and start recovering (which would be easy and straightforward) or is there something else I would need to be sure is done in preparation for this (like making sure some file/files on the current dpm server are available).

    do I need to copy the .vhdx file (of the dpm server) occasionally to another location for safe keeping?

    thanks for the thoughts

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:09 PM


  • 1. Setup a scheduled backup of DPMDB database to the same location (or into Azure) where the backup data reside. You may utilize the same DPM server for that purpose. See more about this matter here:,

    2. After the disaster:

    2.1. Install a new DPM server.

    2.2. Connect the server to the SAN.

    2.3. Copy the latest DPMDB backup to the new server.

    2.4. Use DPMSync to import it:

    2.4.1. First use -RestoreDb parameter,

    2.4.2. Then use -Sync parameter

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    • Marked as answer by BJ_gunnery Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:55 PM
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:11 PM