Installing the DPM System Recovery Tool

Applies To: Data Protection Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

The DPM System Recovery Tool (SRT) is software provided with DPM to facilitate bare metal recovery for the DPM 2007 server and the computers that DPM protects. We recommend that you install DPM SRT on a separate server from the DPM server. However, if you are protecting a small number of computers, (no more than four or five) you can install DPM 2007 and DPM SRT on the same server.


If DPM 2007 and DPM SRT are installed on the same computer, you cannot use that instance of DPM to protect SRT data for disaster recovery scenarios, or vice versa. To protect SRT data using DPM, you must install DPM SRT on a standalone server or on a second DPM server.

When you install DPM SRT, you must specify the location for the primary file store, which will contain the DPM SRT Recovery Points. We recommend that you place the primary file store on a disk separate from the disk on which the operating system and DPM SRT are installed. If that is not possible, you can place the primary file store on a separate volume on the same disk.

DPM SRT is not included on the DPM 2007 product DVD. It must be installed separately from the DPM System Recovery tool CD. For more information about installing DPM SRT, see the topics under the "Installation" node in the DPM System Recovery Tool Help (the .chm file) on the DPM SRT CD.