Friday, April 29, 2016

Recover data to another DPM-server from Azure backup vault

Here is a quick guide on how to recover data from an Azure Backup Vault. This scenario can be leveraged when a DPM-server has failed and you need to recover the data it has backed up.


  • System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 with UR7 or later installed
  • The latest Azure Backup Agent (Download link)

Step by Step

  1. From the Recovery tab of the DPM management console, click 'Add External DPM' (at the top left of the screen).
  2. Download new vault credentials from the vault associated with the DPM server where the data is being recovered, choose the DPM server from the list of DPM servers registered with the backup vault, and provide the encryption passphrase associated with the DPM server whose data is being recovered.

    (Note:Only DPM servers associated with the same registration vault can recover each other’s data.)
  3. Once the External DPM server is successfully added, you can browse the data of external DPM server and local DPM server from the Recovery tab.
  4. Browse the available list of production servers protected by the external DPM server and select the appropriate data source.
  5. Select the date from the Recovery points drop down and select the Recovery time.
  6. A list of files and folders will appear in the bottom pane which can be browsed and recovered to any location.
  7. Right click the appropriate item and click Recover.
  8. Go thourght the Recovery Wizard and start recovering.
When you are done you can click Clear External DPM on the Recovery tab of the DPM server to remove the view of the external DPM server.

Kind Regards
Markus Eliasson