There are some common issues we run into when troubleshooting SharePoint recoveries and the video below covers how to diagnose common SharePoint DPM recoveries using the various logs that are available. The two areas of focus are insufficient space and incorrect templates related issues. The video covers using the MSDPMcurr.errlog, Traclogs, monitoring logs, and the event viewer for our troubleshooting.
Note: You must have the Recovery Farm setup correctly as per: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd180789.aspx
Shane Brasher | Senior DPM Support Escalation Engineer