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How to Recover a Virtual Machine

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

When you protect a Virtual Server host and its virtual machines, the recoverable items are the Virtual Server configuration and each virtual machine. You should recover the Virtual Server configuration before you recover the individual virtual machines.

When you recover the virtual machine, applications are recovered with all data that was present at the time that the recovery point was created.

To recover a virtual machine

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Recovery on the navigation bar.

  2. Browse or search for the virtual machine name you want to recover, and then, in the results pane, select the data.

  3. Available recovery points are indicated in bold on the calendar in the recovery points section. Select the bold date for the recovery point you want to recover.

  4. In the Recoverable item pane, click to select the virtual machine item you want to recover.

  5. In the Actions pane, click Recover. DPM starts the Recovery Wizard.

  6. Review your recovery selection, and then click Next.

  7. Select Recover to original instance,and then click Next. The current files will be overwritten during recovery.

  8. Specify your recovery options, and then click Next.

    1. Select Enable SAN-based recovery using hardware snapshots to use SAN-based hardware snapshots for quicker recovery.

      This option is valid only when you have a SAN where hardware snapshot functionality is enabled, the SAN has the capability to create a clone and to split a clone to make it writable, and the protected computer and the DPM server are connected to the same SAN.

    2. In the Notification area, click Send an e-mail when the recovery completes, and specify the recipients who will receive the notification. Separate the e-mail addresses with commas.

  9. Review your recovery settings, and then click Recover.

See Also

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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