Back up and restore an item by using DPM (Office SharePoint Server)

SharePoint 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-11-14

You can use Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 (DPM) to create DPM protection groups that protect all of a SharePoint Products and Technologies farm, including items.

This topic does not provide detailed instructions for backing up SharePoint Products and Technologies with DPM, because it is a multi-step process that includes many procedures. For more information about how to configure DPM to back up SharePoint farms, see Configuring DPM 2007 (

When recovering SharePoint Products and Technologies items by using DPM, you must configure a recovery farm — a second farm that is only used to restore data. The recovery farm is not intended to be a live farm. For DPM, you must use a single server installation as a recovery farm.

For more information, see Create a recovery farm (Office SharePoint Server 2007).

When you restore an item, DPM restores the database to the recovery farm, extracts the item from the recovery farm, and then imports it into the destination farm. During this process, DPM creates a temporary file on the recovery farm at a location that is specified in the Recovery Wizard. You should periodically delete the temporary files.

Recover a site item
  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Recovery on the navigation bar.

  2. In the Protected data pane, expand the server that contains the farm that you want to recover, double-click All Protected SharePoint Data, and then double-click the server farm name.

    Content databases display in the Recoverable item pane.

  3. Use the calendar and Recovery time menu to select a recovery point.

  4. In the Recoverable item pane, double-click the content database, double-click the site, and then double-click the displayed items to navigate to the item that you want to recover.

  5. Click Recover in the Actions pane, and then complete the wizard.

  6. DPM recovers the item to the original farm.