Yes. It’s true and by now you may have heard that SharePoint 2010 can recover without a recovery farm.
We’ve look into how to recover an item level. Moving forward is how to recover a sites without a recovery farm with DPM 2010 .
This is the step that you should take:
1. Backup SharePoint farm by creating a protection group.
2. Make sure recovery point included with all the sites.
3. Catalogue SharePoint . Refer to http://www.ms4u.info/2011/01/catalogue-sharepoint-for-dpm.html
3. Use SharePoint 2010 Administration Console to delete a collection. Example:
Here got 2 way to recover a sites without using recovery farm.
Entire farm & sites
a) Use DPM Console to recover XX\SharePoint_Config
b) Select Recover without recovery farm, point to SharePoint Database Server, a folder in SharePoint Server and a folder in Front End SharePoint server.
This will restore the entire site collection. Now, how about a single site?
a) Use SharePoint 2010 Administration Console to create an empty site collection with the same name and path. For example:
The target site must use the same template as the original site. If not, you will receive the following error message:
b) Use DPM Console to recover a “Hr site”. (My example)
c) Select Recover to Original Site
d) Select Use Recover without Recovery Farm.
e) Select SharePoint Database server and a temporary folder.
f) Select Front End SharePoint Server and a temporary folder.
g) Once the recovery has complete, check and make sure that the hr site and previous content has recover.