Use the Select Recovery Type page of the Recovery Wizard to select the type of recovery you want to perform. This page contains the elements described in the following table. The available options will depend on the type of data you are recovering.

Elements

File Servers and Desktop Computers

Why choose this option?

Recover to the original location

Select this option to recover files to their original location. The old database and its files are overwritten while recovery is in progress.

Recover to an alternate location

Select this option to copy the recovered files to an alternate destination. Click Browse to specify an alternate location.

Copy to tape.

Select this option to copy the storage group to a tape in a DPM library. Note that the storage group or volume can also contain data that was not selected for recovery.

Exchange-Based Servers

Why choose this option?

Recover to original Exchange Server location

Select this option if you do not want to specify an alternate location. The old database and its files are overwritten while recovery is in progress.

Note
This option is available only if the latest recovery point is selected. If a database is selected for recovery, only the latest point in time can be recovered.

All the databases in the storage group are dismounted during recovery. The database is remounted after the recovery completes.

Copy to a network folder

Select this option to copy the recovered data to a network folder. Type the location on the next screen.

Recover to another database or storage group on an Exchange server

Select this option to recover to another database or storage group on an Exchange-based server that has a protection agent installed.

Recover to a Recovery Storage Group

Select this option to recover Exchange data sources to a recovery storage group.

SQL Servers

Why choose this option?

Recover to original instance of SQL Server (Overwrite database)

Select this option if you want the current database files to be overwritten during recovery.

Rename and recover the database

Select this option to keep both the existing database and the recovered database in the original instance of SQL Server. You will specify a new name for the recovered database on the next page.

Copy to a network folder

Select this option to copy the recovered data to a network folder. You can select the location on the next screen.

Copy to tape.

Select this option to copy the storage group to a tape in a DPM library. Note that the storage group or volume may also contain data that was not selected for recovery.

Windows SharePoint Services Servers

Why choose this option?

Recover to original instance of the selected Windows SharePoint Services application

Select this option to recover the original instance of the application.

Copy database files to a network folder.

Select this option to copy the recovered data to a network folder. You can select the location on the next screen.

Copy the Windows SharePoint Services farm to tape

Select this option to copy the Windows SharePoint Services farm to a tape in a DPM library. Note that the farm can also contain data that was not selected for recovery.

Virtual Servers

Why choose this option?

Recover to the original instance

Select this option to recover files to their original location. The old database and its files are overwritten while recovery is in progress.

Recover to a network folder

Select this option to recover the data to a network folder. You can select the location on the next screen.

Copy to tape.

Select this option to copy the virtual machine to a tape in a DPM library.

System State

Why choose this option?

Copy to a network folder

Select this option to copy the recovered system state data to a network folder. You can select the location on the next screen.

Copy to tape.

Select this option to copy the system state data to a tape in a DPM library.

DPM Servers

Why choose this option?

Recover replica to primary DPM server

Select this option when you are recovering a primary DPM server. For more information about recovering protected computers and DPM servers, in the DPM 2007 Operations Guide, see Disaster Recovery (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=91860).

To proceed with the recovery, click Next.

See Also

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