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Getting Started with the DPM Self-Service Recovery Tool

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

This topic summarizes the steps for getting started with the DPM Self-Service Recovery Tool (SSRT). To use the DPM SSRT, the DPM administrator must configure the DPM server to authorize end users to perform self-service recovery of SQL Server databases.

  • To start the DPM SSRT tool, Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click DPM Self-Service Recovery Tool. This opens the DPM SSRT console. All end user operations, such as starting and managing recovery jobs, are performed from the DPM SSRT console. The DPM SSRT console also displays a list of available recovery jobs for SQL Server databases.


  • To connect to a DPM server, in the DPM SSRT console, click Connect to DPM Server. Enter the name of the DPM server to which you want to connect. If you do not know the name of the DPM server or do not have the required permissions on the DPM server, contact your DPM administrator.


  • Before you start a new recovery job, ensure that you are connected to the DPM server that backs up the SQL Server databases that you plan to recover. To start a new recovery job, in the DPM SSRT console, click New Recovery Job. The Recovery Wizard will guide you through the process of recovering SQL Server databases.

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