Does DPM 2010 allow for Bare Metal Recovery of a 2003 or other non 2008 OS if the following conditions are met?
• DPM 2010 server
• Hyper-V 2008 Cluster using Cluster Shared Volumes
• BMR backups are performed via the cluster host server instead of directly to the virtual server
• DPM 2010 Recovery option “Recover to original instance” is selected
If this type of restore works it would seem to be more like the Vizioncore restores I am familiar with on Vmware. I am aware of the steps needed to BMR a 2008 server using the Windows 2008 installer disc.
When I look around most hits talk about using the System Recovery Tool from DPM 2007 for 2003 BMR restores but it seems like BMR backups via the the clustered HyperV hosts eliminates this old step.
We are in the process of building another development HyperV farm or I would just plain test it out right now but if anyone has already done a BMR via the 2008 R2 clustered hosts (CSV) for a 2003 VM server I’d like to hear about it.