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Tape Management in DPM

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  • Guys,

    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:

    1. HyperV Virtual Machine (.VHD Files)
    2. System State Backup
    3. 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.

    Thanks.


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    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:37 AM

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