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Hi, (not sure if this is the correct sub-forum to post this)

We have one DPM 2010 Server running on an HP X1400, which holds all our backups.
It has been hit by a ransomeware attack and as such has no bootable OS. The OS
drive has been deleted by the ransomware. We have a rebuild DVD disk which we
can use to reinstall the OS/DPM, but we have a few questions:

1: If we reinstall the OS/DPM will it delete the partitions on the Server that hols the DPM
backup data?

2: If not, can we safley resinstall the OS and DPM Server and attach DPM to the
exisiting backups held on the Server in order to recover from them?

Any guides or help appreciated.

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First off I've not had to fully repair this issue.
You can re-install the OS and DPM, and not delete the partitions.

Do you know was the SQL database for DPM on the OS disk?
If you dont't have the SQL Database, call MS Support if you want to try to recover the old backups.

Let us know how you get on.


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Thanks for the reply,

We don't know or have the DPM database, so we have to assume it is not available.
Do you know of anyway to re-index the backup partitions or is it really a call to Microsoft?

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No - sorry.

The general DPM solution is to use DPM to back up DPM

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Thanks for the info and yes there should have been another DPM Server.

This leads me to wonder if there any data recovery tools that can read DPM backup partitions?
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I'd love to say I've experimented, but once I saw Veeam work on both VMware and then Hyper-V I kinda gave up on it.
Its always been 70% there in comparison to BEX or other solutions.
I say 70% because it broke so often.

I now only use it grudging in Azure as its native there (plus only real viable supported solution, at a price).
I know Jeff Wouters was looking at trying to do more with the SQL Database - but info was slim & I never followed up other than the limited info I had to share with him.
http://jeffwouters.nl/

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For the benefit of any one else, you can use MOUNTVOL to assign a drive letter to a DPM 2010 volume and access it normally.

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Cool.
Get all the data back?
Or at least access to it?

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