Loss of data is an unfortunate, perhaps even disastrous, event for any organization. Data Protection Manager (DPM) helps mitigate such losses by providing you with search and browse features that help you find the data that you need to recover. After you find the data, you can recover the version you find or you can display a list of all available versions so that you can select a specific version to recover. This data can be files, applications, or data from computers running SQL Server, Windows SharePoint Services, or Exchange Server. In addition, DPM supports protection and recovery of desktop computers and virtual servers.

It takes only a few minutes to find data, select a version, and start a recovery job or recovery collection (multiple jobs). Depending on the size of data being recovered, the job can take less than a minute or it could take hours. You can check the status of recovery jobs in the Monitoring task area.

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