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Recovering Data to Clustered Servers

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

Stand-alone and Shared Disk Cluster Recovery

To recover the storage group or database to the latest point in time

  1. Set the Exchange server database property Override by restore to True.

  2. On the DPM server, recover the storage group or database, selecting the Restore to original location option.

To recover the storage group to a previous point in time

  1. Delete the existing log files and checkpoint files on the Exchange server.

  2. Set the Exchange server database property Override by restore to True.

  3. On the DPM server, recover the storage group or database, selecting the Restore to original location option.

To recover a storage group or database in clean shutdown state to a network share, you cannot select Latest as the recovery point.

To recover the storage group or database in clean shutdown state to a network share

  1. On the DPM server, recover the storage group or database, selecting the Copy to a network folder option.

  2. On the Specify Destination page, specify a folder on a server running Exchange 2007 server.

  3. On the Specify Recovery Options page, select the Bring the database to a clean shutdown state after copying the files option.

  4. On the Summary page, click Recover.

Cluster Continuous Replication and Local Continuous Replication Recovery

System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) will always recover to the active node, regardless of protection topology.

To recover from failure on the active node

  1. Set the Exchange Server database property Override by restore to True.

  2. On the DPM server, recover the storage group or database, selecting the Restore to original location option.

  3. On the Exchange server, in Exchange Management Shell, run get-storagegroupcopystatus to verify the copy status.

    After recovery, you should synchronize the passive nodes with the active node.

If the database or logs on the passive node are corrupt, use either of the following procedures to recover data.

To recover from failure on the passive node

  1. On the Exchange server, in Exchange Management Shell, run suspend-storagegroupcopy for the failed storage group.

  2. Delete all .logs, .chk, and .edb files from the copy location (passive node).

  3. In the DPM Recovery Wizard, copy the database files without running database clean shutdown to the passive node.

  4. Move the files to appropriate locations in the passive node.

  5. Remove the common log files (between active and passive nodes) from the passive node. For example, a failover might have created a new log stream with the same log file names.

  6. On the Exchange server, in Exchange Management Shell, run resume-storagegroupcopy for the failed storage group.

To recover from failure on the passive node (if both copies are corrupt)

  1. Set the Exchange Server database property Override by restore to True.

  2. In the DPM Recovery Wizard, recover to the active node.

  3. On the Exchange server, in Exchange Management Shell, run get-storagegroupcopystatus to verify the copy status.

  4. After recovery, synchronize the passive nodes with the active node.

See Also

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

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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