Sunday, October 29, 2017

Recovering Hyper-V data - How to restore a file from a VM

Restoring a file from a VM is the marquee feature of DPM. Based on customer conversations, it was found that most recoveries happen for files that were backed up within the last 7 to 14 days and most tenant requests are for files that were deleted inadvertently. The advantage of DPM is that the entire VM doesn’t need to be recovered to get a single file. Instead, the VHD (which has the file) is mounted on the DPM server and the file is recovered to an alternate location.

Complete the following steps to recover a file. These steps provide the recovered file when the VMs don’t use the single parent disk.

1.Go to the Recovery workspace in the DPM console.

2.Select the VM from which you would like to recover the file.

3.Pick the date and time for the recovery.

4.Select the VHD and browse to the file you want to recover (e.g., win.ini).

5. Right-click the selected file and select Recover. The Recovery Wizard opens.

6. On the Review Recovery Selection page, review the recovery item, date, time, media type, and then click Next.

7. On the Select Recovery Type page, specify the type as Copy To A Network Folder.

8. On the Specify Destination page, select the destination (volume or share) and it automatically populates the available space on the destination.

9. On the Specify Recovery Options page, configure specific options (e.g., security settings, network bandwidth usage throttling) for the recovery.

10. On the Summary page, review all the information, and then click Recover. If recovery succeeds, the recovery status shows as Successful on the Recovery Status page.

Source of Information : Microsoft System Center

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