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Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 by Steve Buchanan, Islam Gomaa, Flemming Riis, Robert Hedblom

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Recovering your organization's data when the only thing left is backup tapes

If your organization is ever in the situation where everything except for off-site tapes is gone, these will be the first steps needed to be performed with DPM to start recovery:

  1. First step is to write-protect the tapes; this is not a software feature but the physical lock on the tapes. This is to ensure that no matter what mistakes are made when trying to recover data, losing the tapes is not the end result.
  2. After ensuring that the tapes are safe, we need to establish a new domain controller as DPM requires a working domain to be operational.

The steps provided here are for recovering data in a worst case scenario.

Normally, an organization should always have a domain controller ...

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