Recovery points of protected data contain the same folder and file structures as the data sources, making it easy to browse to the data you want to recover. You can browse through the recovery points of each replica to find copies of the protected data. The Browse view displays the protected data as follows:

The following tree elements are shown in the order of their appearance:

For Exchange Server mailbox recovery, if you select Previous point in time on the Browse tab, you must select the database from the Protected data pane to display recoverable items correctly. If you select Latest, DPM returns the following error message and then starts the Recovery Wizard:

"You have chosen to recover 'Latest" recovery time. For the selected mailbox, the 'Latest' recover time is <time>. For mailbox recovery, the 'Latest' does not apply unsynchronized logs from the protected Exchange server."

To browse for recoverable data

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

  2. On the Browse tab, in the Protected data pane, expand and select computers, folders, and subfolders until you find the data you are looking for.

    1. As you select nodes in the browse pane on the left, the names of the folders and files in that node are displayed in the Recoverable item pane.

    2. If you protected shares, you can browse the recovery points in either All Protected Shares or All Protected Volumes. If you protected volumes, you can browse only for recovery points in All Protected Volumes.

To browse for recoverable data using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to browse for recoverable data:

    Get-RecoverableItem [-RecoverableItem] <RecoverableObject> [-BrowseType] <BrowseType> [-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.

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