Recovering a Virtual Machine to an Alternate Location

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

In the event of disaster recovery, System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 allows you to recover virtual machines as files to a network folder. You can then copy those files to an alternate Hyper-V host server. However, to start a virtual machine on an alternate Hyper-V host server, you have to manually create and configure the virtual machine using the recovered files.

DPM 2010 supports alternate location recovery (ALR), which allows you to recover a Hyper-V virtual machine to an alternate stand-alone Hyper-V host or to a cluster. The recovered virtual machine is already registered and configured on an alternate Hyper-V host server.


When you recover to an alternate clustered host, DPM will not make the virtual machine highly available. You must do that using the Failover Cluster Manager.

System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 also supports alternate location recovery of Hyper-V virtual machines to a cluster both in a Cluster Share Volume (CSV) and Non-CSV environment.

In This Section

Procedure To Recover A Hyper-V Virtual Machine In A Non-CSV Environment

Procedure To Recover To An Alternate Stand-Alone Hyper-V Host