You can use Data Protection Manager (DPM) to search for copies of protected data by network share or by computer, volume, and path. You can further refine your search by including or excluding subfolders, specifying all or part of a folder or file name, and specifying a range of recovery point times to include in the search.

To search for recoverable data

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Recovery on the navigation bar.

  2. On the Search tab, select the types of data to search:

    1. Files, including multiple files

    2. Exchange mailboxes

    3. SharePoint sites and documents

  3. If you want to find data by using a search string, specify the search string in the File or folder name pull-down menu. Selections include the following:

    1. Contains

    2. Exact match

    3. Starts with

    4. Ends with

  4. If you want to search by recovery point, in the Recovery Point Range pane, use the pull-down calendars to select the search dates.

  5. Select the location of the data source you want to search, either Network (UNC) path or Local path on computer. If you have protected shares, you can search either by network share or by volume. If you have protected volumes, you can search only by volume.

    1. If you select Network (UNC) path, type the computer and share name. When performing a search for recoverable data by using a network path, the search results display the local path of the data on the computer, not the network (UNC) path.

    2. If you select Local path on computer, in the first box, type the full path that you want to include in your search. For example, F:\Critical Data\November. In the drop-down list, select the computer that you want to include in the search.

  6. To define additional criteria for your search, check Search subfolders if it is not already checked.

  7. After you have specified all your search criteria, click Search.

    Note
    A maximum of 250 items can be displayed in the results pane. If your search criteria are too broad, you might see a warning message stating that your search returned more than 250 items. Use the search controls to further refine your search, and then run your search again.

To search for recoverable data using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to search for recoverable data:

    Get-RecoverableItem [-Datasource] <Datasource> [-SearchOption] <SearchSpecifications> [-Async] [-Tag <Object> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Get-RecoverableItem -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Get-RecoverableItem -full" in DPM Management Shell.

To create a new search option using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to create a new search option:

    New-SearchOption [-FromRecoveryPoint] <DateTime> [-ToRecoveryPoint] <DateTime> [-SearchDetail] <SearchForDetail> [-SearchType] <SearchFilterType> [-SearchString] <String> [-Location <String> ] [-Recursive] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help New-SearchOption -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help New-SearchOption -full" in DPM Management Shell.

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