Those of you running DPM 2007 SP1 today know that we offer a “Bare Metal Recovery” (BMR) capability through the DPM System Recovery Tool (SRT) for Windows Server 2003 machines.
However, the SRT model of BMR doesn’t work well with Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, so we chose to not significantly re-write SRT for those platforms.
Instead, the in-box capability of image level backups and system state protection that is included with WS08 does a good job. But what makes it great is to centrally manage the execution of those System State and Bare Metal Recovery backups.
To facilitate this in DPM 2007 SP1, we published a whitepaper with all of the pertinent steps. Some of you may have downloaded an earlier version of a similar whitepaper, but we’ve updated it as of November 2009, so we encourage you download the latest guidance.