System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1: Bare Metal Recovery of Windows Server 2008

8:54 am in Uncategorized by mikeresseler

Hey All,

Microsoft has updated its whitepaper Bare Metal Recovery of Windows Server 2008 with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1

It can be found at http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/A/B/2AB50D28-D892-4BF3-B823-C62CA02E4CF8/DPM%202007%20SP1%20Bare%20Metal%20Recovery%20of%20Windows%20Server%202008.doc

Important to know is that the DPM SRT (System Recovery Tool) that is used for recovering windows 2003 and windows XP has been completely replaced by the built-in backup utility of Windows server 2008, the WSB (Windows Server Backup) utility.

In the white-paper, they give a step-by-step instruction on how to enable bare metal recovery of a windows server 2008

Except for the fact that you need to do some additional work, this procedure certainly has some possibilities for the BMR of a physical windows server 2008. 

Still, I believe more in the procedure of working with the offline P2V which was discussed two weeks ago.  Since Matthijs Vreeken has responded on my questions I’m gonna keep working on this procedure and test it out.

Cheers,

Mike