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Recovering BMR

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

You need to do a bare metal recovery (BMR) in the following situations:

  • Protected computer does not start

  • Planned migration

  • Unplanned migration

  • Hard disk failure

Procedure to Recover BMR

  1. On the DPM server, use the Recovery Wizard to recover the last good BMR recovery point to an alternative location.

    Computers in WinPE cannot connect to network shares that have IPsec enabled. The computer should be an IPsec boundary computer so that a computer that is not joined to the domain can access the network share by using a username and password.

  2. Start the protected computer using Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) and go to the command shell.

  3. Using the command shell, enable networking - start /w wpeinit

  4. Using the command shell, retrieve the version of the backup from the restored image - Wbadmin get versions –backuptarget:\\<computername>\serverbackup$

  5. Using the command shell, start system recovery - Wbadmin.exe start sysrecovery –version:<version ID from Step 2> -backuptarget:\\<computername>\ServerBackup$ -recreatedisks

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