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Recovering data using System State
Recovering data using System State
So, you have your Windows Server 2008 servers System State backed up by DPM.
Your server crashes and you need to recover. DPM does not give an option to
recover to the server only to tape or a network share:
What do you do from here? The answer is you have to actually restore the System
State using Microsoft's built in Windows Backup Utility. There is also another catch
in that it has to be done via command line using wbadmin . Here are the steps to
recover a server using Windows 2008 Backup from the command line:
In DPM recover the System State for the protected computer that you plan
to recover.
Copy the System State backup created by DPM to a share on your network
or external drive. Be sure to move the WindowsImageBackup folder that
DPM recovered to the root of your share or external drive. If you do not
move this to the root of your share or external drive the wbadmin command
will not work.
Load your server with a fresh OS and get it on the network so you can access
the share that stores your System State data. Be sure to install the Windows
Backup feature on this server.
Now get the version ID of the System State using the following command:
wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:\\server\sharename
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