I am facing it hard to configure DPM as per my needs. I am trying to configure my protection group retention periods so that tapes expire in time to be reused without having to resort to using the scripts. I would highly appreciate if someone could provide me recommendations on what strategy to use in creating the protection groups and rentention policies. I have 3 protection groups:
- HyperV Virtual Machine (.VHD Files)
- System State Backup
- File Shares and Database Files
I want to configure daily, weekly and monthly backups for all the above protection groups. Daily tapes should be reused every week of the month (Week 1 tape should be reused in the 1st week of every month for daily backup). Weekly tapes should be reused every 3 months and monthly tapes should be reused every year.
Please let me know if above scenario is possible with DPM.
Much appreciated as I am facing hard time configuring DPM as per my needs.